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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Happymess Says:
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To be honest, that price is far cheaper than if you were using again. I understand, as my clinic charges $65 per week. It was hard to pay, but somehow having fed a very high heroin habit, it was super cheap. Check into programs, as many will pay. Now my insurance does as the state I live in made changes. As far penalizing you for something like that, it's bulls***. After 2 or 3 dirties at my clinic, they just drop you 10mg till your next drop a month later to see if that's clean - which really sucks, honestly I'd rather pay! I hate being sick. Guess either way is the price we pay, though not really fair depending on the circumstances, but I don't think they view us as individuals. I just try to view it as it beats sticking a needle in my arm.

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Cakes Says:
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Im worried about this exact situation myself I heard bentonite clay helps but not too sure let me know if you had any luck

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cj Says:
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Hey guys so I am in Topeka KS and have been at the clinic for 4years now. I am taking. Drug test once a week cause I fail for pot, but the clinic don't care about pot is what they told me. As in I won't get discharged for it, but the problem I am having is they charge me an extra $10 for every failed ua. That's an extra $40 a month! I am only on 20mg and tapering down and I feel they are only doing this to me. There are people in their on so many MG they are nodding all the time, you can hear it in their voice the next day how high they are. I just want to know if any other clinics do this and is it even legal? They are draining me of every penny I have and work for. $12 a day plus $10 a week and I make 7.25 an hour. I'm fed up, I hate that place all the counselors are crap and all they do is try and make you go up instead of titrating down. When you do wanna go down they try to scare you.

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JustSICK Says:
 
I have had my weekly take homes for 5 years. I have been on 2 medications the entire time, Topamax and Wellbutrin, neither of them are a controlled substance and have ever showed up in my monthly U/As . All of my counselors have been aware of theses medications, and the nurses were shown the scripts and I was told I did not need to bring the script in monthly because they were not controlled substances. So, I get a new counselor, we verbally go over my meds, she I reading it from my chart, 2 months later she requests that my U/A go to a different Lab that does a in depth test. I was not told that any medication I was on controlled substance or not would appear. Well the WELLBUTRIN showed up, not the Topamax, which does not make since, but never the less my take homes were revoked for WELLBUTRIN, a med that every counselor has known about and It has never appeared on any test before, and it is not a controlled substance.

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Xxbrittanyxx2008 Says:
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Actually you don't have to be positive for H. you can be positive for anything and as for H the detection time is only 15 minutes because then it turned into a morphine which is an opiate. they do 12 panel drug test which also they have opiates which is only going to clarify as morphine and H and they have the oxycodone which is the whole prescription pills but I don't know where you've heard a person will test positive for H after the last 15 minutes. is a hundred percent wrong

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Xxbrittanyxx2008 Says:
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Some people just don't know, don't put them down for not knowing damn

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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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