So there’s one major barrier standing between you and your dream job: a drug test. Are you worried about passing this pre-employment drug test without any mishaps and not kissing your future goodbye?
If so, you have come to the right place!
There is a range of employment-related drug testing methods that are used by employers. These typically include urine drug tests, hair follicle tests, mouth swab/saliva tests, and blood tests. We will provide you with the necessary information that would help you to face this test with high confidence and better your chances of passing it.
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Urine drug tests are commonly used as they are effective, easier and quick to administer. A urinalysis can detect residues of the drug even after it has been assimilated into the system. However, do not let this deter you! There are several ways to pass these tests.
Let’s take a look at a few methods.
Dilution And Aspirin
This method is the cheapest way of overcoming a urine test. In simple terms, it involves drinking a large volume of water as a means of temporary bringing the THC levels in your body to a level that cannot be detected through the test.
The advantage of this method is the fact that it can be carried out within 24 hours of taking the test as it is incredibly fast.
However, the cons to this is the fact that it requires additional ingredients to take with the water.
- 3 hours before the test, take 10g of Creatine Ethyl ester supplement – this will increase the creatinine levels in the urine.
- 3 hours before the test, you should also take 200mg of Vitamin B2 – this will provide the urine with its natural color.
- Drink 1 liter of electrolyte powder every hour for 3 hours prior to taking the test. The electrolytes will ensure your electrolyte levels in the body will be balanced and further maintains the urine’s specific gravity level.
- Take 2 tables of Aspirin approximately 4-6 hours before the test
- Conduct a trial urine test at home before heading to the lab.
Using Synthetic Urine
Synthetic urine is technically urine that has been created to mimic actual urine in terms of its smell, color and metabolite composition (which includes uric acid, creatinine and other products). This method is guaranteed to work as they are identical to normal urine.
- As synthetic urine comes in a powder, the powder should be mixed with water initially.
- Bring the liquid mixture to the appropriate temperature as indicated.
- If you want to check the authenticity, you can conduct a home test before the real test.
- Bring around 30ml of the synthetic urine to the lab by hiding it carefully. As a suggestion, you could wear a belt around your waist and hide the container in a pocket.
Likelihood of Being Drug Tested by Ethnicity
Using Someone Else’s Urine
An alternative method that is easy (but slightly uncomfortable) is to use a urine sample from someone else. It can be either a male or a female as there would not be any significant difference.
- As the temperature of the urine should be within range, it is recommended that you bring the person (whose urine you will use) with you and receive their fresh sample while you are outside the premises. Read how to store urine correctly.
- It would be preferable to receive the sample in a bottle that can produce a ‘squirting’ noise so as to mimic the idea of the applicant urinating.
- Hide the bottle in your trouser and add the sample to the specimen cup during the test.
This method revolves around eliminating the deposits of THC in the body through a natural detox process. This can usually take days to even weeks as it depends on an individual’s body. This process can be faster if you use detox kits that are proven to work.
A person with a high metabolic rate, low BMI and low water retention can eliminate THC much faster.
The natural detox method involves a few key steps in order to become fully effective.
- Eating leafy greens and high fiber diets
- Reducing junk food content that has high fat for preserving THC
- Drinking at least 2 liters of water per day which helps with metabolizing fat
- Adding lemon juice to water for speeding up metabolism.
- Getting exercise which can help with the detoxification.
Activated charcoal is an enhanced form of charcoal that can stimulate the chemical reaction for detoxing. It has been scientifically verified to absorb any unnecessary toxins from the body. Activated charcoal is available in pill form and should be taken at least one week prior to the test.
- Discontinue drug use.
- Take 10g three times per day (2 hours prior to eating) and drink with lots of water
- Take 30g of AC for two days in a row
- Eat a high fiber diet for the rest of the 5 days
- In order to test if this is working, conduct urine tests at home.
- On the day of the test, take the AC once more to ensure maximum results.
So there you have it! The above methods are very likely to help you pass your test with flying colors! A few added recommendations to further increase your chances are:
- Taking your test in the afternoon (to avoid concentrating the urine)
- Calm down and take a deep breath
- Avoid any smoking or substance use
- Avoid any medications or vitamin supplements
- Have a clean, healthy diet with a high water intake
- Keep your heart rate up with a stroll or walk
Hair Follicle Testing
A hair follicle test involves testing the presence of drugs using a few strands of hair from the applicant’s head. This test is quite telling as it gives an idea of the period of drug use and when the last time the drug was used. However, the catch is it’s quite expensive to administer to it is rarely carried out.
Nevertheless, don’t let this intimidate you. Let’s take a look at how you can pass the hair drug test!
This involves allowing the drug to leave your system at its own pace, which can normally take a few weeks. Afterward, you will need to get a haircut in order to ensure that the drug residues which can be detected within the follicles are cut off/replaced by new hair follicles.
The Macujo Method
As strange as this method may seem due to its unusual ingredients, it has been considered extremely effective by people who have used it. The instructions are as follows:
- Dampen hair with warm water (but not to the point where it is soaking)
- Massage scalp and hair with Heinz Vinegar
- Massage Clean & Clear
- Leave the mixture on for about 30 mins (you can wear a shower cap)
- Wash hair using Nexus Aloe Rid Shampoo
- Rewash with Tide laundry detergent
- Repeat this process over 5 days to ensure the best results
Other methods include using hair detox products. These require proper use but a product that is extremely likely to be useful is the Zydot Ultra Clean Shampoo. You can use this product on the morning of the test and it will show brilliant results.
Mouth Swab Testing
This test is commonly used due to its quick administration and it involves swabbing the mouth and testing the saliva for the presence of drugs (for up to 72 hours). Let’s explore your options about passing this test smoothly.
- Increasing water intake: This will ensure your mouth is hydrated and further boosts saliva production which reduces THC concentration.
- Chewing gums and mints: This will help to dilute the saliva and replace any THC presence as well.
- Sucking on Ice cubes: Ice will help to cleanse the inside of the mouth and remove residues of THC with it. This is most effective if you have not smoked for the past 24 hours.
- Regular Brushing of Teeth and Rinsing: By brushing the teeth as well as the tongue and cheeks, you will be able to decrease the amount of drug residues. This will be maximized with rinsing and using proper mouthwash to lower the concentration of THC in the oral fluids. The Ultra Wash Toxin-Clearing Mouthwash is especially recommended as it acts within minutes and the effects last for up to an hour.