Table of contents
- 1 How to pass a drug test
- 2 How to pass a urine drug test
- 3 Synthetic Urine
- 4 How to pass a drug test with marijuana detox drinks
- 5 How to pass a drug test home remedies ( Methods that don’t work!)
- 6 The Hair Follicle Test
- 7 Saliva Drug Test or Mouth Swab Drug Test
- 8 Blood Test for drug use
How to pass a drug test
As if fluctuating oil prices and the influence of global markets on the American Job scenario weren’t harsh enough, honest and hardworking Americans are put through a pre-employment screening for Marijuana, which in my opinion is a crock of shit.
I mean, how many dope addicts do you see queuing up for a job interview? None! If I were to rephrase that to ‘how many casual pot smokers do you see queuing up for a job interview’, the answer would be, ‘a lot’.
Americans enjoy their pot. But the usage is mostly limited to recreational use, which was legalized in eight states in 2016 by the way. Other states are soon expected to follow suit.
As someone who has cleared numerous pre-employment drug tests (19, to be accurate) despite having smoked weed in the same week as the test, (once even on the same day), I receive a lot of queries from hapless pot smokers who are facing a test for the first time in their lives and want to know how to pass a drug test.
First things first, there’s nothing to be paranoid about. So, calm down.
Secondly, I can share my experiences with you which may help you beat almost any type of pre-employment drug test. Read that sentence again carefully. I mentioned ‘it may’. That’s because there are a lot of variables to this and then people have an uncanny ability to mess up even the most detailed advice that they get access to.
As an admin on multiple drug test user forums, I have seen this happen numerous times. People just do not know how to follow simple rules that can help them land a job and beat the test.
But if you feel that you are up for it, then grab a beer and read through this comprehensive (and slightly long) guide that explains to you how to pass a drug test.
Why does Marijuana stay in your system and how is it detected?
Before I start, let me explain how the marijuana manages to stay in your system and for how long. It is important to start with this because there are tons of purported rumors floating around that claim that marijuana manages to stay in your system for up to 6 months or more.
It is estimated that THC metabolites are detected for up to four days in the urine of an occasional or one time user. So, if this is the first time you used weed, you can flush your system in as less as four days.
This duration increases to 10 days and up to 8 weeks in frequent users.
In extreme cases, THC metabolites have been detected in the blood for up to 16 weeks after using Marijuana. The chances of this happening however are slim unless you are smoking like a chimney in the days leading to the test. This brings us to the most important advice that anybody can give you about how to pass a drug test.
The easiest way to beat a drug test is to stop smoking for up to 30 days in advance. However, in a real life scenario, you are more likely to be informed about an upcoming drug test a week or even a couple of days in advance, which is why it is extremely important to have a foolproof method to beat the test.
What type of drug test are you scheduled to undergo?
There are four types of marijuana screening tests that can be possible. The commonest one that is used for up to 75% of the times is a urinalysis or a urine drug test.
In all probability, this is the one that your employer may ask you to take. However, there is also a possibility that they may ask you to undergo a hair follicle test which also account for up to 24% of drug screening tests performed in the US. A saliva test is usually not performed by employers because it is not considered reliable enough to test for Marijuana. And the rarest of them all is the blood test.
Your employer will most likely hire a third party laboratory that will perform the test on their behalf. You will be provided with an address, the type of test and the scheduled time to reach the lab. Depending on what type of test it is, there are many possible ways to beat it. Because a urinalysis is the commonest one, we will be covering more ground on the various methods to learn how to pass a drug test.
How to pass a urine drug test
As the name suggests, the lab will be testing a sample of your urine for pot metabolites, THC-COOH to be precise. The advantage of a urine test is that there are multiple possible ways in which you can pass it. If you are wondering how to pass a urine test, then here are the methods in the order of their popularity.
If abstaining from your daily or weekly dose of pot makes you cringe, then synthetic urine is the best bet for you. It is a chemically formulated solution that looks, smells and feels like urine. It has the exact chemical composition including organic and inorganic compounds like creatinine and ammonia. The degree of perfection is so immaculate that even the pH level and the specific gravity are matched. There are a lot of brands that are available for purchase. But I have personally used Quick Fix and Sub Solution and both have worked perfectly every single time. A few friends have also used TestClear’s Powdered Urine and it also has a near flawless reputation in the community.
How to use synthetic Urine
The most critical part of using synthetic urine is to maintain the temperature that should match the exact temperature at which urine is excreted from the human body. That’s 94°F to 96°F by the way. Most labs will not even accept a urine sample that is below 94°F or above 100°F because it is obvious that the sample is fake. All synthetic urine kits contain an in-built thermometer and a warming pad which may be battery operated or manual.
This allows you to maintain the temperature of the urine. If nothing else works, you can just nuke it and carry the bottle in a warmer to the lab. The other way is to keep it near the crotch or in your brassiere to use body heat to keep it warm. Clear Choice’s Sub Solution on the other hand comes with a heat activator which can be used to raise the temperature of the sample to the precise level in just 20 seconds. Way easier than any of the methods I mentioned earlier. Want to know how to pass a urine test without any doubt? Grab a bottle of Sub Solution.
There are some factors which will determine if you can use synthetic urine and how to use it.
Unsupervised and Supervised lab tests
Some labs will ask you to get your urine in a clean and labeled bottle and submit it for the test while others will ask you to go behind a curtain screen and pee into a bottle which they will provide you with. This is called an unsupervised drug test. Obviously, the first scenario is a dream come true because you can carry fake pee and submit it. Unless you goof up, you should pass drug test pretty easily.
The second scenario is slightly trickier but still can be beaten by carrying synthetic urine hidden in your clothing and then transferring it into the bottle that the lab gives you. Then there is a third possibility in which the lab attendant will stand over and watch as you pee into the bottle. This is a supervised drug test. The chances of this happening are usually slim unless the lab is hard-ass. But it is a possibility to consider and thankfully, there is a workaround for it too.
Using synthetic urine for unsupervised lab tests
You can either carry the synthetic urine in your pocket or strap it to your body with a warmer if you are using it. Once you enter the cubicle, test it with the thermometer to ensure that the temperature matches and submit the sample. The lab will label it with your initials and you are done. It’s simple, isn’t it? Unless the synthetic urine is of pathetic quality or too watered, you will pass drug test.
Using the Whizzinator for supervised lab tests
The Whizzinator is a fake penis that can be attached on to your waist with an adjustable strap. In case of a supervised drug test, it can appear like you are in effect, holding your penis and peeing into the bottle. In reality, a thin pouch containing a synthetic urine solution of your choice is concealed within the fake penis and squeezing it slightly releases it into the bottle at the perfect temperature. The Whizzinator has been used successfully by a lot of people and is available in a variety of designs which can be selected to match your body and skin color. But it does come with a risk of being detected, especially if the lab will ask you to yank down your underwear to your knees and lift your shirt up until your navel.
Detox drinks for THC
Drug detox drinks are intended for flushing out or masking the drug metabolites in your body so that they do not get excreted in the urine. Usually, detox drinks will only stop the THC metabolites from being excreted for the limited time duration of the test. If it is a supervised lab test and you have a really short notice period, then a detox drink for drug test may be the only option that you have at hand.
Let me warn you that there’s tons of garbage being peddled out there in brightly colored bottles branded as marijuana detox drink. You have to be really picky here. With firsthand experience, I can tell that most of the popular detox for drug test brands like QCarbo and Stinger are risky. If you plan to use one of these, then you might as well tell the lab assistant yourself that you smoke. They sometimes work, sometimes not.
The two drug detox drink that has worked for me are Mega Clean and Rescue Cleanse. In fact, I can say that they are the best detox drink for drug test. I have even used Mega Clean on the same day as using Pot and still cleared the test ( but its not recommended!).
Mega Clean is for frequent smokers who weigh above 200 lbs. If you weigh much lesser, then there’s another option called XXXTra Clean which is equally effective. You buy them on testclear.com. If your test is supervised and you have 24 hours or less then Mega Clean is your best bet.
How to pass a drug test with marijuana detox drinks
Different brands of drug detox drinks have different usage instructions. Mega Clean comes with pre cleanse tablets.
- On the day before you want to be toxin free, take the six Toxin Rid Precleanse Pills one an hour with six 16-ounce glasses of water
- Drink the entire bottle 1-2 hours before the test, then wait fifteen minutes refill the bottle, shake it and drink the entire bottle again.
- Pee frequently! Maximum effect is at three hours.
Using Detox Pills for supervised or unsupervised drug tests
Detox Pills for drug test are considered a more reliable option for detoxifying the system because they use a combination of a detox drink and dietary fiber. Let me explain the advantages of using dietary fiber in a detox program.
I have used Toxin Rid detox pills a couple of times and found it to be extremely effective. You can pick from drug detox kits for 3, 4, 7 and 10 day plans using Toxin Rid depending on how frequently you have been smoking marijuana or using other drugs. To be doubly sure, go for the 7 day plan at least. Toxin Rid works for nicotine and all kind of drugs: Weed, Amphetamines, Cocaine, Speed, Ecstasy etc. Check out their official site for more info.
Naturally detoxing your body
Depending on your overall health, your metabolism and the levels of marijuana toxins in your system, you can naturally detoxify your body and remove all traces of weed in approximately 30 days. If you have the luxury of time on your hands, do not want to use drug detox kits and can abstain from smoking for that duration of time, then this may be one of the options that you can consider.
There are no surefire tips to follow here. Just eat healthy, eliminate junk food, skip red meat, exercise, drink lots and lots of water, herbal teas, lots of fruits and vegetables and dietary fiber. Grab a home testing kit and keep testing your urine to analyze your progress to the detox routine.
How to pass a drug test home remedies ( Methods that don’t work!)
Now that I have covered most of the popular methods to beat a urine drug test, I must also do some myth busting here and mention a few methods that do not work and are not recommended at all if you are serious about clearing the drug test.
- Borrowing your friend’s pee – Why even bother when you can use synthetic urine instead? And you will have to take your friend’s word that he hasn’t smoked pot in the past few weeks.
- Adding an adulterate to the pee – If beating a urine test was as simple as adding ammonia or bleach to the sample after you pee into the cup, then nobody would ever fail it. Labs are too smart for it and any adulterate will only skew the natural composition of urine. In other words, you will be busted.
- Cranberry juice – Seriously?
- Palo Azul Tea – It will have other benefits for your body. But I haven’t heard it from even a single reliable person that the tea can help clear a urine drug test.
- Certo method – This is one of the more popular methods that has been widely discussed on online forums and I receive a lot of questions about how to pass a drug test with the Certo method. The name of the method comes from Certo which is a well known brand of fruit pectin. Some people use a different brand of fruit pectin called Sure Jell and hence, the method may be called the Sure Jell method in some places. Either ways, it is the same one.
One of the reasons why the method is so popular is because it is very inexpensive and easy to follow. It is believed that the pectins coat the inner lining of the urinary bladder which prevents the THC metabolites from being excreted in the urine. Scientifically, there is no proof to back up these claims. But having spoken to a lot of reputed users on these forums, I have my reasons to believe that the method may work sometimes.
The caveat is that I consider it to be highly unreliable. There are lot of variables that come into play with the Certo drug test method that includes the body type of the smoker and the frequency in which the person uses Marijuana. Using fruit pectins may or may not mask the drug metabolites from your body completely and even the slightest trace of a drug metabolite is enough to fail a test.
The Hair Follicle Test
Hair follicle tests are the second most commonly used type of drug test. More and more employers include a hair follicle test in the pre-employment screening these days to be doubly sure about the drug usage habits of potential employees. In some cases, the lab may prescribe a hair follicle drug test if it finds any type of anomalies in your urine sample. For example, the urine sample looks too clean to be true.
What makes the hair follicle test more challenging to beat is the duration for which the traces of marijuana metabolites can be detected in your hair. It is estimated that Marijuana metabolites enter the hair follicles approximately ten days after you first use pot and the traces can last for months.How much of this is true? What can you do if you have just been informed about a hair follicle test in three to four days along with a urine drug test? Here are some answers:
How the hair follicle test works
The lab will extract a small sample of your hair (approximately 40 milligrams) from any part of the body including the legs, the underarms, the chest or the head. This depends on the lab and the hair sample will be cut as close as possible to the root. The most recent 1.5 inches of the hair will then be tested for drug metabolites.
A hair follicle test can detect THC metabolites as well as Cocaine, Meth, Phencyclidine and other Opiates.
If you are paranoid that 1.5 inches of your hair is going to decode your DNA and reveal that you smoked a bong in college, then stop fussing over it.However, if you have smoked weed within the past 90 days, then cleansing methods are something that you must seriously consider.Here are your options:
Hair detox shampoos: If someone would give me a dollar every time some uninformed piece of shit trashes drug detox shampoos on online forums, I wouldn’t need to appear for employment drug tests. The fact is that hair detox shampoos work. Anyone who says that they don’t have no idea what they are talking about. A good quality cleansing shampoo will remove every trace of drug metabolites from your hair follicles. The only caveat is that you must know which one to use. I have personally used Aloe rid shampoo because of the Propylene Glycol in it which breaks down the hair follicle and flushes out the drug metabolites. You must look for the batch of the shampoo that contains Propylene Glycol though. The newer batch does not contain it and will be plain ineffective.
Cleansing shampoos like Aloe Rid can completely clean your hair within 5-7 days. If you have less time, then you can just increase the frequency with which you are using the shampoo. Use it thrice or four times a day. The shampoo is completely safe for your hair too. So, be rest assured that you won’t end up turning into a skullet if you use it multiple times.
How to pass a drug test with the Macujo method: This method first originated sometime in 2002 and continues to be one of the most popular and effective methods to beat a hair follicle drug test. You will need any shampoo with Propylene Glycol, a bottle of Heinz Vinegar or any other brand, any shampoo with salicylic acid and a bottle of tide detergent.
All that you need to do is apply these four on your hair in the order that they are mentioned here and wash thoroughly for 5-7 days. At the end of this, your hair will most likely be a mess. But the damage is nothing that cannot be undone. You will clear the test for sure. The Macujo method is quite effective. And if the lab informs you just 24 hours in advance, then your chances of clearing the test are slim. But since you have nothing to lose, just try the Macujo method as many times as you can and go for it. Click here for the step by step method.
Methods that don’t work for the hair follicle test
- Drinking water: You can drink all the water you want. Won’t flush out the THC from your hair for sure.
- Jogging: You will get a slimmer waistline and fail your drug test.
- Bleaching and dyeing: Don’t even try it unless you want to end up with hair that looks like Blanka.
Saliva Drug Test or Mouth Swab Drug Test
Salive drug test, cheek swab drug test, cotton swab test…Many names, one test and an easy one to beat as compared to the rest of the types of drug tests. A saliva drug test is usually not prescribed in the United States. But if you live in Europe or other parts of the world and have been asked to take the test, then here’s what you need to know about it and some tips on how to beat the test.
How does the cotton swab drug test work?
A saliva swab test is rising in popularity due to the non-invasive nature of the test, the ease of performing the test and the time in which the results can be achieved. Believe it or not, test results can be determined in merely 10 minutes. Also, it is cheaper.
The good part though is that it can only detect drug usage that goes back seven days at best and there are products that can alter the saliva in a way that the test kit can be tricked. Also different labs use different kits which mean that there is no standard or a benchmark that can be used to analyze the results.
A swab (looks like a cotton swab or a toothbrush) will be placed between your gum and your inner cheeks near the molar teeth for a couple of minutes to collect the saliva. It may even be placed under the tongue.
That’s it. The saliva will then be analyzed and tested for drug metabolites.
How to pass a saliva drug test
Oral drug test detection times:Like I said, if you haven’t smoked weed for 8 to 10 days before the test, then you don’t need to do anything at all. You will clear the test anyway. How to pass a saliva drug test in 24 hours?
If you have a shorter notice period, then there are oral gums which can neutralize your saliva in as less as 30 seconds. This gives you a window period of 20-30 minutes to take the test and you will clear it. The advantage of using an oral gum is the fast time with which it works and the ease of carrying it with you all the time, in case the lab decides to spring a surprise and do a swab test at the last minute. For more info on this saliva neutralizing gum click here.
How to pass a drug test with mouthwash: One of the easiest ways to mask the drug toxins in your saliva is to use the Toxin Rid Rescue wash that comes with a money back guarantee. Just take a gulp and swish it around your mouth for a few minutes. The best part is that the 1oz bottle is incredibly compact and can easily be carried with you all the time. It is easy to use too. If you don’t have time to buy any of these products then I suggest you to try Listerine. Its not as effective as oral clear gum or Toxin Rid mouth wash, but still better than nothing.
Also, abstain from smoking for at least 24-48 hours prior to the test. Drink lots of water, follow good oral hygiene and you should be good to go.
Blood Test for drug use
Last but not the least; there is an extremely rare possibility that your employer may ask you to undergo a blood test for drug use. Let me repeat. The chances of this happening are extremely rare. I have never been asked to undergo a blood test in a pre-employment screening. That’s because a drug test is very expensive and it is invasive too.
Naturally, it is also the most accurate one among them because it can be used not just for detecting THC. It can also detect traces of a whole lot of other drugs like cocaine, crack, opiates and others. Blood tests are normally prescribed by law enforcement agencies and by insurance companies if the outcome of the test can have legal implications or can involve a huge amount of money.
Nevertheless, if you have been asked to undergo a blood test, then there are no two ways around it. Here are some ways in which you can beat it.
How to pass a blood drug test
Unlike urine tests or a hair follicle test, a blood test does not look for drug metabolites. Instead, it looks for the main drug compound, which in this case is THC.
If you still have a week to go for the test, then the best way to beat the test is to stop smoking and follow a detox procedure to completely clear toxins from your system.
How to pass a blood drug test using Toxin rid
I recommend the Toxin Rid detox pills for at least 7 days before the scheduled test. As I have already explained earlier in the article, Toxin Rid’s dual action is hands down the most effective one in the market currently. And detoxifying the body for seven days will eliminate even the minutest traces of drugs from your body.
Irrespective of whether it is cocaine, opiates, ecstasy, meth or Marijuana, the Toxin Rid seven day detox program should help you remove the drugs from your system completely. However, if you are short of time, then you can try one of the shorter detox programs from Toxin Rid.
In addition to this, drink copious amounts of water and eat a healthy diet that is rich in dietary fiber. That should help to remove any traces of the drug from your bloodstream.
If you are also supposed to undergo a urine test with the blood drug test, then you can use the recommended synthetic urine brand or the best detox drink for drug test.
Remember, I have never been asked to take a blood test. So, the only experience that I have comes from speaking with people who have successfully beaten the test. And thanks to my position as an admin on one of the largest online weed user communities, I have had the opportunity to interact with hundreds of such casual and regular drug users.
That’s it folks. That covers all the possible ways in which you can beat a drug test for any drugs. I hope that helps you clear your test and land a job. Do chime in with your success stories or the lack of them in the comments section. Keep the flags flying high!