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 marijuana levels were really high, and they told me they don't test for marijuana. 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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methadonechick Says:
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an educated friend (# 100) --

I agree with this I did Klonopins for three days in a row and the day of my urine and it came back clean I couldn't believe it! There was no way that should have been clean it's crazy

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Minnie Says:
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Jason (# 123) --

No they can not been on the clinic for 15 years. Benzo shows same for all clonazapam alprazalam lorazepam diazepam if u took 20 day before it will be gone. I stumped about adderall I know if u have abenzo script ur fine I don’t have a script for this will it show and if it does what does it show up as.

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Fred Flintstone Says:
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Methadone clinic drug testing. Is the GC/MS drug test more sensitive than the Immunoassy test in detecting drugs? Or is it more accurate in testing for even lower levels of drugs? I am wondering what the difference is and if the better more expensive test will look for more trace amounts of drug or is there a "standard" cutt off? I seen a drug test that had a very faint line and wondered if the GCMS would test further to see just how much drug is in the sample. Or if the cutoff is for every type of test no matter how expensive or fancy the test it.

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Jason Says:
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SWIM DUDE (# 122) --

A lab test can tell the difference between benzos, i.e. Xanax vs clonopin. Best of luck

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SWIM DUDE Says:
 
I am tapering off of Methadone on my own... I am at 25mg's going down one MG a week. I started to quit smoking and my anxiety went out of control and they prescribed me Clonazepam/Klonopin.... I am wondering If I take a Xanax, will they be able to tell the difference in the lab drug test? They send out all tests usually or do them in-house with machines... not dipsticks... It's an XR Xanax compared to being prescribed 2mg Clonazepam..... need to know asap!

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Liv Says:
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Melanie (# 119) --

Which clinic I'm at codac about to graduate and need to find so.ewhere that doesn't test for thc

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Dajah Says:
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Have you ever been asked to sign a waver for a blood test? If so is the blood test a drug screen? I have never had to sign one before and I smoked marijuana and I'm scared they are going to do a blood test.

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Melanie Says:
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I am going to a clinic to start MT tomorrow and the receptionist told me that I did not have to test positive. She is aware I've been taking kratom for withdrawals. You can't fake being a long term opiate addict. ..

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TNGirl Says:
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It depends on what kind of test it is. But if you go to the clinic and it does show up on the test, they can't tell your employer. That would be against HIPA. They can only tell your employer if you fail the drug test. And since you are legally prescribed methadone through the clinic, your test would be considered negative. I know that a 9 panel checks for opiates so methadone will probably show up but all you have to do is tell them you are prescribed methadone. They'll call your clinic and verify that you go there. If you're legally prescribed something, they can not share that information and if they do, get a lawyer.....QUICK!

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Beebo Says:
 
I had a wreck in an employee vehicle and now I'm at the hospital taking a 9 panel drug test. I do go to the methadone clinic, however I get it prescribed, but I do not want my employer to know this due to the methadone name. Does methadone show up in the 9 panel test at the hospital?

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TNGirl Says:
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That's not at all how they do it at my clinic. You pee in the actual cup they send to the lab. We watch them seal it in the bag for the lab. I don't see how they can open your specimen cup to syringe it out bc technically that specimen would be tampered with after that. We put the lid on ours after peeing in it and it never gets opened again until the lab opens it. Our dosing nurses give us the cup when we have a UA and then we take it back to them at the dosing window. They seal it in a bag(with us watching) and put it in a FedEx envelope to be sent to the lab. After that, they dose us and give us our takehomes(those of us who get takehomes anyway), and then we leave.

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TNGirl Says:
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Ann, have you taken a UA yet? If not, just try to drink ALOT of water or, if you can, use someone else's urine who is clean and takes methadone. If you do fail a UA, you won't get in trouble, you'll just lose your take-homes. You won't get kicked out or anything. If you wanna smoke marijuana while going to the clinic I highly recommended purchasing a whizzinator. They have them for females now and they are GREAT!!! It has really been a life saver for me. Order the "Whizz Kit". It comes with everything you need except pee with methadone in it. You'll have to get that from someone else who you trust. You can store it in the fridge for weeks or even a year or longer in the freezer. Just warm it up before you go and check the temperature. The whizz kit even comes with body temperature heaters to keep it 98 degrees. I don't work for whizzinator or anything like that either, it's just a GREAT product and, like I said, it's been a life saver for me. I've been using one for almost 8 yrs! I wouldn't recommend using one for probation or anything like that but for the methadone clinic, it's great! I know that doesn't help with your situation now though. If you haven't gotten a UA yet and it's been a week or longer since you smoked, you'll probably be fine. Since you never smoke it, it'll be out of your system fast. But if you can, use someone else's pee. Just make sure you trust them to be clean and they take methadone. The specimen must have methadone PLUS methadone metabolite (which means it has filtered through the body). I know ppl who have taken clean pee and sprinkled a little methadone in it but that doesn't work and will be counted as dirty bc it has methadone but not the metabolites. I've been doing this a long time and know many tricks. Otherwise, good luck with everything.

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TNGirl Says:
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We have alot of cameras too. At my old clinic in TN they would just go in the bathroom with you and stare you down from abt 3 ft away. I've used a whizzinator in every scenario. It's the best $60 I've ever spent!

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TNGirl Says:
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Nope! All they care about is money! If you can pay them, they will dose you!

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Ann Says:
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I've been clean for two years. I have seven take homes and have never been in trouble. I went to see my daughter and it was not a good time; she smoke's marijuana and I smoked twice two different days. We fought and I came home early. Now I'm scared I will be in big trouble with the methadone clinic as I might have a dirty U/A.

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CoffeeLover Says:
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At my clinic we have like 5 cameras in the bathroom.

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Dustin Says:
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I'm trying to get in to the Methadone clinic. I went about a month ago and got signed up and took a ua and was dirty for h. I usually take it every day but haven't had s*** for 2 days and I'm going in, not tomorrow but the next day. Do I have to come up dirty for h again to be accepted?

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TNGirl Says:
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I know this is old and I'm sure you already know the answer to your question but I'm going to answer it for anyone else who may need to know. If your UA comes back dirty for something and you know you haven't taken whatever it came back dirty for, you can order what's called a GCMS. What that is is a more extensive test to verify if that is really what is in your system or if it was a false positive. At my clinic it costs $30 to order it but if it comes back in your favor, you get a refund. And yes, they test the same specimen that tested dirty. The lab only keeps urine specimens for 2 weeks so if you wait too long, you're s*** outta luck. I have been on methadone for almost 8 yrs and I have had to order a GCMS many times. I have bad allergies and take Sudafed and every few months or so I will pop dirty for amphetamines. I just order a GCMS, it comes back in my favor in 3-4 days, they give me a refund, and give me my takehomes back. The bad thing is you have to go everyday to dose until it comes back but atleast they fix everything and you don't lose your takehomes. I hope everything worked out for you. I'm sure I'll get some s*** from people on here for saying this but as far as methadone clinic drug testing goes, a whizzinator is a great thing! I wouldn't use one for probation or anything like that but for the clinic, it's a great investment. I like to consume marijuana and my clinic is 45 mins from my house so I don't want to have to go there to dose everyday. I paid $60 for my female whizzinator and it's definitely money well spent. I have used one for about 5 yrs. I've used it countless times with a nurse watching me like hawk from 3 feet away. Just make sure, if you do decide to get one, that you have someone you can trust to get pee from! The urine has to have methadone AND methadone metabolite (which is metabolized methadone meaning you have ingested methadone and it's gone through your system) or it will be considered dirty. There have been people that have taken completely clean urine and just sprinkled a little methadone in it and turned it in but that doesn't work. Anyway, if you're interested in getting a whizzinator, just go to their website and order a "whizz kit" if you're female or an original whizzinator if you're male. It comes with body temperature heating pads and everything! Definitely a good investment if you wanna keep your takehomes.

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mark reilly Says:
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No there not in the big cup u pee in is handed to u through a hatch and u put itt on the shelf when done and then your drung worker gets the fun job of using a syringe to get it in a sample bottle
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CC Says:
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I have a bottle check tomorrow and my counselor told me that I would have a urine test, do they stand in the room with you when you have a urine, Im from north Carolina.

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