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Will I Pass A Drug Test While Taking Suboxone

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I am on a suboxone treatment program and currently interviewing for several new jobs. I will have to take a pre-employment drug test and I am wondering if I will fail for an opiat due to the suboxone. I do not want to tell my future employer that I am in treatment for a past drug dependency and I am worried that the suboxone will make that impossible.

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Verwon Says:
 
You are correct, the Suboxone will show up as an opiate. You will have to inform them that you are on it, under a doctor's care or risk losing your job due to a failed drug test.

You may not have to tell your employer, though, first you should tell the people who are running the test. They may ask for proof that you are legitimately on it, but in most cases they do not actually report what you are on to the potential employer.

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nikkigz1985 Says:
 
Everyone thinks suboxone shows up as an opiate it actually don't show up at all when they test for suboxone theres a specific test that tests for that drug,I ran into the same problem w/my current job told them I was on it an it didn't even show up so dont listen to anyone that tells u that it does b/c it dont they only call it an opiate b/c they needed a category to put the drug under when it actually really isnt an opiate an thats why it doesnt show up i posted a blog about it its kindve complicated but your dr can explain it better just ask him he'll tell ya

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Ramesh Gupta. Says:
 
How do I make sure if my patient is taking Suboxone or not when the urine test does not show Soboxne at all?

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Jon Frank Says:
 
Nikki - a panel 5 zero gravity urine test is so accurate it can tell you what day of the month you did subs, oxy, benzos, or THC. I know my doctor nailed me and I felt like an idiot because I told him I was clean. recovering one day at a time

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susan Says:
 
I am a Dr. and subutex/suboxone will NOT show up as an opiate. It has to be tested with a special test, just for that specific derivative.

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Buddy Beakley Says:
 
Doctor has my Granddaughter on suboxone.IF she is tested for opiats am I correct that it will show up as opiat or can they tell the differance in the test?

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i know promice Says:
 
no suboxone does not show up as an opiate on a drug screen. they do have a special test for it, it will say, BUPH hope this helps

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exviched Says:
 
Subs not show up on a regular drug screen from an employer I have been tested twice. Once by the court system and once from an employer didn't show. Went to my doc and asked him. He gave me a drug screen and nada. They will need a test for subs directly

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PollyP23 Says:
 
Does Dcfs/Cps test for suboxone/subutex/bupenorphine? Does anyone know? I took one as a pain killer for a migraine last week from an old prescription I had. I told my worker that. But I test tomorrow and wanna make sure I'll be okay.

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charleigh Says:
 
It will not show up , i have drug testing everyday, and im on suboxone

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PollyP23 Says:
 
Thank you. You're right. I actually called the center anonymously, where I was testing that morning. I asked what they test for. They said they do the ten panel (which included alcohol) but did not include bupenorphine. Thank you so much for your reply.

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RockOn Says:
 
Good Morning,
To provide some very detailed information on my recent drug test for a job. This screen I took is only a day old FYI.
Health Issues:
1. Complete collasp of C6, Need surgery however need to get back to work so that I can proceed forward and take care of my family first. I have been in pain for about 25 years and have been constantly misdiagnost. Been on pain killers, got off of them and have traded them for Suboxone, it has some anelgesic affects along with Motrin I can deal with the pain.
2. Adderal, as I suffer from a mild case of Narcolespy. As well as other sleep disorders.... namely not being able to sleep.

I have a very good doctor who is a specialist in substance abuse and more over is a fantastic general as well as a good friend....Luckily I dont have any vises and no addictions other than the one, opiate replacement that the body has, but not the mind if that makes any sense.

Drug Testing: Taking Suboxone, and Adderal. The question is will they show up in a Drug Screen?

I have taken three different type of drug test over the last three days to verify for myself what will and wont show up as there is a lot of confusion out there and no clear answers..

The typical 5 Panel Drug Screen that is required for Job Applications and Random Testing will show the following: Aderral, it is an Anphetimine Salt and shows up in any and all drug screens. However, it dissapates from the body in 70 hrs regardless if yoiu take it daily for years like I have or less.

Suboxone: Will not show up in a typical 5 panel Drug Screen. I am tested monthly to verify Im on it, or whatever the requirements are as by FDA with this drug. I am looking forward to getting off of it slowly in the next year to come when I am completed with my surgery.

Suboxone will show up in a 12 Panel take home test as Oxy. You can verify this for yourselves, not sure why but my thoughts are these take home kits are of old school chemistry at best but they are very sensitive seemingly more so than the typical labs 5 panel.

I had taken two 5 panel drug test in two different labs to quantify my results, stopped taking the adderal for over the weekend 70 hrs and took one home drug test 12 panel on a Sunday Evening to verify I was good to go for the scheduled drug test. I didnt stop taking the Suboxone becuase I already knew this was a 5 panel screen, just stopped the adderal over the weekend and I past with flying colors.

Im not a big fan of Drug Testing even though I own and run a busniess that has high abuse in the workforce. The reason being that even though I have scripts and Im under a doctors care the labs no longer account for your scripts and or meds you take. This info now goes to your employer or third party that is requesting proof that you are legitimatly taking these drugs. The problem is that if you are a middle aged male, white, you have a high probability of being descriminated against because now they know you have medical issues for lack of better words... and what will they now be thinking? remember it cost money to bring a lawsuit and even more to proove it. and years to settle if you get that far... So, it turns honest people into criminals to figure out some way of defeating the test, which is very doable, or other ways, which defeats the purpose of testing anyways for honest people trying to get back to work to take care of thier family. Next issue is when I was actually at the lab there were two techs... both were very sketchy to begin with but otherwise were very decent people and very informative on the drug test.... good guys regardless. They informed me that THC stays in the body for a month and everything else for only a couple of days regardless if done once or more. Alcohol is way more dangerous than Smoking Rope, but imagine if there are required random drug testing the increased dangers caused by testing? people that have vises, recreational or otherwise, or medical uses for THC would have to go to a different drug, more dangerous, in order to deal with what ailes them so that they can pass a random drug screen. Hippa requirements state that all personal business about medical or otherwise is private but in reality with drug testing it is not because your always assumed guilty until the test come back negative. then you have to provide script and doctor info to prove otherwise. After this point your out the door anyways because your employer thinks you have health issues and cant work the job due to them... A double edged sword, especially in a right to work state... no ground to satnd on... Your only chance to to have a clean Drug Screen no matter how you have to achieve it.... no matter how!

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PollyP23 Says:
 
Wait...you say that suboxone comes up as oxy in a 12 panel? I took an at home 12 panel that I bought at DCS, the $43.99 one to prepare for my test. I had taken a suboxone that morning. I passed it completely. Not even any shaky lines. The oxy line was solid. ??????

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Sparky Says:
 
I am getting a urine test in two days and I am on 8mgs suboxone I am on parole and scared to death I keep reading these articles that individuals post stating that it will come up and I read ones that state that it won't! So which is it? Should I just tell my parole officer that I am on it per prescription or should I just wing it and not say anything about being on it at all! If I tell her I am taking it she will then realize that I slipped and was using dope again! I am so afraid and stressed out!! I have been on parole for 2 years now exactly and have never come up dirty I still have 2 years left on parole and I really don't want her to know I relapsed but she will be really pissed if she finds out on her own. What should I do?

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kygurl Says:
 
In order for them to find it in your system they have to do a special test which they don't unless you give then a reason to wanna test to for the suboxone I wish you the best of luck

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Shell Says:
 
Just because you are prescribed suboxone, doesn't mean you had to relapse. All you need to say is you were having cravings and went to the doc to see if anything would help bc you ar eon parole and don't want to act on your craving to do something!

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stumped Says:
 
taking adderall and suboxone prescriptions..being tested monthly for opiates. Is there anyway that a combination of the two with alcohol go positive for oxy?

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bee Says:
 
hi i am going for an pre employment drug test mon i think its a 9 panel with oxy i have a legit script for suboxone but would rather not mention it if it doesnt even show does anyone know for sure its thru quest diag.

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NoGroovin Says:
 
Bee, howd you make out? I took a 10 panel test and never once had an issue. You should be fine

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bee Says:
 
good didnt show thanks passed got a offer just waitin on background check to come thru

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