Can A Person Detox For A Drug Test?

If you are concerned about passing an upcoming drug test, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to remove the drug from your system to pass the test. Can you detox for a drug test? Is it dangerous to try? Keep reading to learn more.

Is it possible to detox for a drug test?

You can find countless methods online designed to help you pass a drug test even if you have consumed a drug within the detection window of the test. Some of the recommended methods you can find include premade detox drinks or pills, vinegar or citrus concoctions, or high doses of Vitamin B3, also called niacin.

The amount of time it takes for your body to process a drug out of your system fully depends on a number of factors, such as:

  • Your overall health and biology, including age, weight, ethnicity, and any medical conditions you may have
  • The drug(s) in question, including whether you were drinking or taking prescription medication in addition to the drug(s), and the half life of the drug(s) taken
  • How you used the drug, including the frequency with which you were taking it, how much you consumed, and how long it has been since you took the drug

While someone may pass a drug test after using one of these methods, there is no real medical evidence that these tactics consistently work to “beat” a drug test. Drug screening labs are aware of many of the tactics people use to try and beat the test. As such, they specifically check for signs of these attempts. It is not realistic nor safe to try and depend on these methods to beat drug tests on an ongoing basis.

Is it safe to attempt to detox for a drug test?

Some touted detox methods seem harmless, like apple cider vinegar. But just because something is natural does not mean it is safe to consume in large amounts. These methods can lead to discomfort, nausea, and can even damage your teeth.

Niacin, also known as Vitamin B3, is often recommended in high doses to detox for a drug test. However, this can lead to symptoms requiring hospitalization due to niacin toxicity. Another case involving a “detoxification kit” led to psychosis symptoms requiring a 4-day hospitalization.

While trying some of the methods to detox for a drug test may not result in hospitalization, it’s not realistic to expect these methods to consistently and effectively mask long-term, ongoing drug use from urine screenings.

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