Methadone Clinic And Drug Testing
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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.

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Kendall Says:
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That is absolutely NOT TRUE! YOU CAN TEST POSITIVE FOR DRUGS BY USING THEM IN ANY WAY! YOUR ROA IS IRRELEVANT!

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Julie Says:
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Totally agree! Y would u want to take a drug that gives u withdrawal?! The addicts I know are educated on this stuff but I guess some people just aren't?

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josh and amber Says:
 
wron kaluapen is ur wrong lol go ask ur counslor

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josh and amber Says:
 
subutex should throw u in withdraw y would u want to take it

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josh and amber Says:
 
yes you do.. you have to show a reason for needed this narc. drug (methadone)

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josh and amber Says:
 
yes fridge it and for sure.. just make sure its the temp of 97 i think or body temp. Not every clinic has temp gage on theres but i know at times mine did, so i used to do the same with wanting to still use marijuana and use someones else's at the clinic. You should be good. It does evaporate or whatever u may think...bc u got to think they send it to a lab and there r times that ur u/a sits for a couple days or so and then they might test it or whatever..

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Julie Says:
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Yes, you must have opiates in your system to begin methadone treatment. Once you begin treatment the obvious goal is to stop using all drugs and alcohol. There are consequences for using while in treatment. You will be allowed take home doses after a specific time period if you have clean UA's and are progressing appropriately (come for dosing every day, have a job or go to school, have healthy social activities, take care of yourself physically etc....). In my state the max bottles allowed for take home is 13 (2 weeks worth, or 1 week for split dose, since you must ingest your dose at the clinic on the day you pick up) and that occurs after a year of following the guidelines.

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Gypsy Says:
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What is the "punishment" if you test positive for drugs - like a different opiate- at Methadone clinic? I slipped a little this weekend and am a nervous wreck! Please advise. Also, any suggestions for cleaning it out in case they test me tomorrow?

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nucklehead Says:
 
They test for metabolites of methadone, not methadone itself.. If you injected it, you won't have any metabolites.. You have to drink it in order for your liver to convert it to metabolites.. It will not show up if you just bang it..

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Teardrop Says:
 
Klonopins never shows up I go to kentucky methadone clinic Xanax always shows?

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john Says:
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Jose what's up?Hey I went through the same thing as u...I couldn't pee in front of people....they also took my 6 bottles..I was passed too...the counselor or the director don't care...they just see us as drug addicts that con & lie....plus we are just money to them they don't care about our recovery. Trust me I know...I've been at this clinic for methadone 4 years....they treat everyone like we are just addicts....so hey u know what I'm doing now...since I also have shy bladder syndrome. I hold my urine every morning just before I go to get medicated every morning just in case if they want a urine....I'm doing that bc I'm tired of being there for almost 2 hours to be able to pee....they act like we don't have no life...u know I'm just sick of it...& I'm also trying to find a comfortable way of detoxing off of methadone

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josh Says:
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I go to Marysville clinic and it's in WA, we can't use marijuana, pisses me off.. Everett allows marijuana.. the reason Marysville doesn't is cause it's on tribal

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tab Says:
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Hey i have been going to the clinic in Alabama for 4 years and i had been getting a script for Adipex for a year and long story short i got my take homes took and got in trouble but i needed the energy so i took one today so before i took it i peed in a cup and saved it cause i think i have a pee test tomorrow but will it still show for methadone and everything it's supposed to with me saving it like this and how exactly do u do it do u put it in the fridge are what

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Julie Says:
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I have had friends with counselors who did tell them when they were calling them in for call backs (in which you have to drop). But that's the only thing I've hears of knowing when.

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jose Says:
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Why us as patients in a methadone treatments dont have any rights....their very strict about take home bottles....they will take them away for any little thing...they all work together.... counselor director.. they dont want to work with us..ive been on methadone maintenance for 3 years now...one dirty urine in 3 years they took all 6 bottles away...& ever since its been difficult to get them back...i expressed my concerns to my counselor but it seems like she doesnt care..i have shy bladder syndrome as well....they do random urine there...they dont want to do other test besides urine test....at times i have to be at the program for 1hour 30 min just to be able to pee...its not fair they make my life harder..im there trying to get help...not judged

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Uplowshowmehowtogrow Says:
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Hahahahha yo stay strong vato lol naw but im going on 6 months haven't given a positive test for h once and no I didn't cheat. I quit that s*** after 5 years of heavy use... anyway cant wait to taper off ....and live my life. I hate pissing in front of someone lol. I hate h ... I love life lol and some people are wierd as s*** or at least smell like it lol jk .....much love and luck with peace upon u.

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Uplowshowmehowtogrow Says:
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Yes u have to test positive for h. The place i go to wanted me to be withdrawling when i went in, but it doesent matter, none of it does. Either some will use it to be helped and actually try and others will continue to f*** it till nothings left. s*** is what I say.

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Uplowshowmehowtogrow Says:
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Idk what they use but u can ask for a release of info to urself and they will give u copy's of ur ua results. And it says everything that they can test for i guess. As far as i know they dont start out testing u for it all, just main ones, then later it can get easier or harder .. And as far as what ur asking im trying to figure it out my self for diffrent resons somehow we are all getting f***ed hmmmm was thinkin the results might give u an idea. hope it helps ..........im lost

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Cole Says:
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Does that mean you have to test positive to go to the methadone clinic for opiates

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Lolita Says:
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Do you drink alcohol? If do that cuts your dose in half that you take . Also the swab test is not that great when it comes to being exact... Our clinic sends everything off to a lab... So tell them to send it to the lab bc you should have small traces of methadone in your system...

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