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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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bluejaded Says:
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Having just weed in your system does not allow one to begin methadone therapy!!! Methadone is for opiates not pot! Haha

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Avery Says:
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Xanax has a half life of 12-15 hrs.. Whereas Klonopin has a half life of anywhere from 18-50hrs...

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Peashy Says:
Xanax is the benzo with the longest half life. I am shocked that your clinic does NOT test for THC! Sometimes they test you for EVERYTHING, and the next drop they may only test you for 2 or 3 things. It always varies....Good luck :-)

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lily Says:
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I am on mmt and I went to the er and got a script for Percocet but I've also done a little dope. I got dropped today. Is it just gonna show up as opiates which I can account for or is heroin gonna show up too??

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Caps Says:
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No, you don't have to necessarily. Your background and knowledge of previous use etc are taken into acct as well as your withdrawal symptoms. Some people try to get clean on their own before realizing they can't and then try to receive help. At least give it a try. One year into sobriety with maintenance here and I've tried both suboxone and methodone and I'm very satisfied with the program. I go daily but I am about to get my work phase which is 6 take homes and I go once a week. The counseling is great and I'm very comfortable with the staff. More so than my fellow addicts. Just saying that some people scare the crap out if me @ 530am lol. Anyway, good luck! One day at a time.

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Skyblu Says:
I take Klonipin everyday. only about a 1/4 of a 1 mg tab just to keep it in my system so i don't go through withdrawal. I was drug tested for a job and it did NOT test positive for benzos. I couldn't believe it.

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Chellebaby Says:
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Um I do not use benzos at all but one night I couldn't sleep at all so I took some an that was the first time in like 3 years an I haven't token them since an then I started the methadone clinic like 4 or 5 days later and I had a dirty drug test for over 3 weeks with benzos in it, so I can say it takes longer than 72 hours in a clean system, a heck of a lot longer than 72 hours, thanks.....

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Chellebaby Says:
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You need to at least have something in your system if not opiates, otherwise their not gonna know why you think you need to be on methadone. I don't know if just having weed in your system would be good enough, I'm not sure, but yea you need to have something in your system when you go into the clinic, and they will watch you when you pee, or at least they do at my clinic.

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chuck Says:
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I have a swab test coming up for a job at a restrauant I need to know if liquid methadone will show up on the test probably a five panel.chuck

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jm1970 Says:
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I have takeouts, I go to the clinic every 2 weeks, and I take 60mg a day. I have been smoking weed daily for about 3-4 months. I have been passing my drug tests by substituting my own frozen clean urine, until last week, I got busted because they put a camera in the restroom and I didn't notice it. My councelor told me he'd give me "a couple weeks" to get it out of my system. But I still smoked for about 5 days after he told me. (I know, I'm stupid) Now I have7 days before I'm tested again, and of course I have to be negative for weed and positive for methadone. I can't lose my takeouts. Is it hopeless?

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Dirt Says:
You may have to. Did I understand you correctly when you said you were still taking 20 to 40 mgs. of methadone the entire week before you were tested and there was no trace of methadone in your system? If so, your Dr. test is extremely flawed. You could have been taking a dose as low as 10 mgs. a day and it would show up "load & clear". Keep me posted on the outcome if you don't mind.

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Nikki Says:
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Actually there are blue xanax!! Also, they said that they themselves kept them in an aleve bottle in high school, i think! Im sure they know the pharmacy didnt dispense them that way! Js

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Peachy Says:
Thats all there is around here, is blue football shaped 1mg xanax. She said she used to put them in an aleve bottle....Did you read the entire post? Most likely, the answer is no, or you forgot what you read....

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WeLaidOurBedOfRoses Says:
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This is to those who inject methadone! Methadone does NOT properly break down in the blood stream and the particles that are left behind build up. When the methadone particles that have build-up break away from the vascular wall they can then travel to your heart, lungs and even your brain resulting in heart attack, stroke or aneurysm . Unlike a vascular blood clot the methadone particles do NOT over time dissipate/break down once they are there they are there to stay so next time you have that urge to reach for the needle remember that every time you shoot up methadone you are increasing the odds of you later dropping dead in front of those you love......

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Theoneandonly Says:
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Do I need to have opiates in my system in order to get put on methadone at a clinic?

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Mozone Says:
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I just wanted to let you know that my Councelor basically tells me when I have my piss test because she tells me I have to meet with her and we were moving me to the next phase so that means piss test I can always pin point when I will have to pee for a drug test

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samantha Says:
its bc u inject trust me i know all about iv using

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I have to answer this For people who trust what they read--RE:FEETFRIED

Benzos will stay 6 weeks or 42 days in a person whom uses benzos on a regular basis. 72 hours in a clean system(meaning never a benzo) yes maybe then it would not show but depends on eating,drinking,exercising,fat cells--all of the above. And if you use a benzo once in a while, say 2-3 times a week, the half life can and will keep you positive for weeks. I don't care whom you want to believe but wouldn't you rather believe the guy whom is telling you the safest? I know first hand and second hand. and third if I had one. Also the more and more deaths from overdoses of methadone with benzos are starting to give people x amount of time to stop taking benzos or you're out the door. I hope I save at least one person.

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Krystle Says:
To Scott. You shouldn't be injecting your dose that's probably why it left your system faster than normal. Do a hair test it should be in there or find another doctor. I cant see any other reason why it wouldn't show up I'm on 235mgs a day at a clinic and it stays in a person's system a while but if your injecting it, it doesn't get.a chance to get into your fat cells. Take it the right way

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patpen Says:
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Will Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina pay for me to attend a methadone clinic

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