This Is How Long These Drugs Stay In Your System

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If you’re a pro athlete or work at a particularly strict office and are concerned about being caught out by drug testing, here’s a handy guide to help you out.

ATTN has kindly compiled a list of how long 10 drugs stay in your system, and subsequently show up on drug tests, after you’ve taken them.

The list once again brings to light why drug tests may not be the most reliable thing, given that less dangerous drugs like marijuana can be detected in your urine, blood and hair for much longer than the likes of heroin and crystal meth.

In fact, cannabis can still be detected in someone’s urine as long as 30 days after it’s first been ingested – which helps to explain why UFC star Nick Diaz still keeps getting busted for it after fights.

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ATTN argue that the breakdown shows why drug tests aren’t necessarily the most effective method to catch and help drug users, given that despite the fact that there are thousands of deaths from heroin overdoes each year, the drug can only be detected in urine for three to four days after use.

Compare and contrast that to marijuana, which can remain in the user’s system for up to a month, even though nobody has ever died from a weed overdose. Skewed priorities.

So, if your office has to put up with an overenthusiastic Dwight Schrute-like character, wanting to crack down on the work force after they found a discarded joint in the car park, here’s all the info you need to know.

Here’s the full breakdown:

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1. Alcohol

Urine: Three to five days
Blood: 10 to 12 hours
Hair: Up to 90 days

2. Amphetamines

Urine: One to three days
Blood: About 12 hours
Hair: Up to 90 days

3. Barbiturates

Urine: Two to four days
Blood: One to two days
Hair: Up to 90 days

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4. Cannabis

Urine: Seven to 30 days
Blood: About two weeks
Hair: Up to 90 days

5. Cocaine

Urine: Three to four days
Blood: One to two days
Hair: Up to 90 days

6. Heroin

Urine: Three to four days
Blood: Up to 12 hours
Hair: Up to 90 days

7. LSD

Urine: One to three days
Blood: Two to three hours
Hair: Up to three days

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8. MDMA

Urine: Three to four days
Blood: One to two days
Hair: Up to 90 days

9. Methamphetamine

Urine: Three to six days
Blood: 24 to 36 hours
Hair: Up to 90 days

10. Morphine

Urine: Two to three days
Blood: Six to eight hours
Hair: Up to 90 days

So, maybe don’t party too hard this weekend.


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