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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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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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octobaa09 Says:
 
I've been on methadone for over a year. I've gone from 120 mgs to 35mgs. I had a bottle recall Sunday, I went in dosed, and then they drug tested me with a mouth swab. I went back today, and my counselor told me that I tested negative for methadone. How is this possible, I take it everyday!!

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katt Says:
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hey what i know is they test for everything at methadone clinics which includes testing for methadone itself. Having said that back in 80's-90's I made tea till I thought color was rite to pass as urine, added a couple drops of methadone and I passed. Did that for many years. Couple months ago I added water to my urine (i wanted it to come back as non testable but thats a long story) anyway they were able to test it. Myth about adding water I guess

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Steph Says:
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I go to methadone clinic, my question is if I take a subutex pill will it show up on a urine test at the clinic?

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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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