Comments Submitted Says:
I just started going to the methadone clinic about 4 weeks ago. I used to be a very heavy drug user, Heroin and pills were my life. When I took my initial drug test at the clinic I asked them if my weed levels were really high, and they told me they don't test for weed. I live in Texas. Does anyone know what kind of drug test they are using and exactly what they test for? I thought on all standard drug tests, they test for THC. Also I mistakenly took a 1mg football mistaking it for an aleve. In highschool i used to put them in aleve bottles. My mom just moved and the bottle was up in the medicine cabinet in the new house. OOPS. When I started feeling extremely relaxed, it clicked at what I had just ingested. This was 10 days ago today. The clinic tested me this morning. I'm not very familiar with this drug test and what exactly they are looking for. I used to work in a treatment center (before relapsing) and the addictionologist told me that klonopin can be detected for up to 2 weeks, but it has a MUCH MORE SIGNIFICANT longer half life than xanax. I'm just looking for some people's feedback that are familiar with the clinic and the drug testing there. I AM VERY AWAY THAT IT IS VERY DANGEROUS TO MIX BENZOS WITH METHADONE. It has taken several of my friend's lives. No one has to tell me that, I have experienced it first hand. It was an honest mistake but if I come up positive, there is NO WAY my counselor will believe that. What do drug addicts do... con and lie to people. I'd appreciate any feedback people can give me.
That is so ridiculous I know at my clinic they can only test you wvery 28 days unless you're phasing up or applying for an exemption. Frigging crazy man!
85MMT Educated Says:
You have no idea what you are talking about, it may not work for you because you did not really work the program. Does not make you lose your teeth. FALSE!! MUCH HEALTHIER FOR YOUR BODY THAN OPIATES, HEROIN or any illicit drug. Been employeed in Methadone maintenance treatment for 12 years. Please do real research. If you are uneducated about the program keep your false misleading information to yourself. I could tell you so much but you would not listen so please just dont spew false information. It hurts those that may really want treatment.
I go to the methadone clinic and for the first time ever I came up positive for cocaine. I slipped up and I'm back on track. I'm worried they are going to discharge me. Does anyone know what their procedure is?
If you clean your teeth after you take your methadone you can keep your teeth.for me methadone has saved my life and is way way way better and safer than the alternative.I am a contributing member of society.and I take go to the clinic.
82Unashamed lifer Says:
Coke is like marijuana in that one dose will disappear in a few days, but chronic coke use takes about 2 weeks to clear up.
81Unashamed lifer Says:
Ya know, some ppl just can't do it.... 2004, joined The Program. Stayed 6 mos, rapidly detoxed cuz i never paid. Sick 4 weeks at least. 2008, go back but with actual will to quit. Around 2013 my primary doc said if i was willing to drop to 40mg a day he would give it to me so of course im gonna take one visit a month over daily dosing. I assumed this would be my new maintenance. Nope- the following month he starts talking taper. Knowing how bad methadone was, i said lets switch me to suboxone for a month or 2. I figured 2mg a day 8 weeks on that would allow the methadone to leave, and not hook me on the sub. Did it, literally was sick for a year until i gave up and went back to methadone.
I don't like to hear about anyone getting on the methadone program.....if u thought getting clean was hard....you most likely will never get off methadone...it destroys your body.... in a few years your teeth will be gone....I just spent a year getting off of methadone....went through hell...I wish you the best.
The same thing just happened to me. I have not been dropped a level, yet, but it's totally BS. I wouldn't even know where to get morphine, let alone use it. I am hoping my 3yrs off clean urines helps my case. I did however find out that poppy seeds metabolize as morphine. So with this extra weight I've gained from methadone, I've been on a health food kick lately, and gid only knows what kinda seeds, are in some of the weird ass rabbit food I've been doing myself to eat. It is very frustrating cause I have never been so squeaky clean in my life, I'm even eating healthy, and I have this "positive" on my UA records now, and they say they believe me, but I just can't help but think in my face they say one thing, but are probably thinking another.
Thanks my sister and bro-unlawful have been going to pain management clinic for a few years. But they didn't have to go everyday until they test positive which is meth. They have 2 boys and I don't understand why they are still letting them spend almost 200.00 a week for that and drive an hour away and not report it. They can't even pay their bills. I just wanna know how it works or is she lying to me
Hey D, I also had a false positive happen to me. I tested for cocaine when I had never even used it before. I was taking methadone for back pain and not an addiction so when it happened I was shocked as u can imagine. The doctor dismissed it and said he was as surprised as I was. The only thing I can come up with is that the urine bottle was reusable and it hadn't been cleaned properly. If u were testing clean and this was out of character for u, then ur doctor should have dismissed it.
I have NEVER heard of a clinic doing this! Are you self pay for your methadone or just the tests that they keep doing on you? Either way it is not normal to test weekly although we are at their mercy but if it is causing a financial burden get the director and respectfully explain the situation.
I go to a treatment center,I'm on 110 mg of methadone daily,I've been there 2 years never failed anything, last week my test results came back morphine 84 ng/ml by gc/ms isn't that really low.they have took my 2 weeks take homes and dropped me a level not to mention my whole family thinks I'm on pills again. Any help would by appreciated.
SCOTT, I am on methadone at a clinic (not sure about your situation) but I know they can test for metabolites wich is what your body breaks the drug in to and the detection times are much longer.Let us know what happened.
I've been at RTC for 2 years.I take 110 mg of methadone daily,Iget 2 weeks take homes.never once have I fail a drug screen.last week mine came back with morphine in it,they took my take homes and drop a level,only God and I know that I didn't take morphine and this is not what an addict wants to happen trust me,its a false positive or something don't have a clue but really upset and don't have a clue what to do any ideas?
He may very well be on to high of a dose. And is prolly falling asleep in the bathroom. I know this because I do it myself. Talk to him about seeing if he would lower his dose some. Chances are he will say no but he might.
Saliva-''salt sticks'' if I brush my teeth before given this test it always comes back with nothing in my system...
Urine and blood tests are more accurate.
Urine and blood tests are more accurate.
Did you get your results back yet? My husband is going and had a drug screen. They said it came back positive but there was not way. Come to find out, they swap the urine from one cup to another after you hand it to them.
C. Gurl you are very wrong! New tests can pick up drugs way longer, way way longer, in some cases 15-25 days on methadone. And everybody thinks 3 days for coke, you are going to fail your tests or cause others to fail.
68Methadone Counselor Says:
Stop repeating old habits of medicating yourself with medications that you know could show up in your drug screen and you will have a clear picture of your drug screen before it is processed through the proper staff and returned to your Counselor. If you continue to take other meds and you know what they are when you take them! Then your not trying to recover you are just playing games.
67country gurl Says:
Methadone may be making him drowsy. Most drugs have a shorter life span than methadone. Methadone attaches to the fatties in your body so no matter what it stays in your body 36 hours. Although i have never used opiates and methadone, opiates have a shorter life span in my opinion. It all depends on your metabolism. See marijuana is suppose to stay in your system 30 days, but me as long as i don't have it on a regular basis its out of my system in 3 days; opiates 24 hours. I don't know why, but opiates can be washed out of your system quickly with water. I have been able to pass a urine test within 6 hours before when i was on parole. Now blood, hair follicle or saliva i haven't been tested by.
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