Let's say there's a round of drug screenings coming up. If you've been using opiates (or opioids) for pain management, there's a chance you will fail. If you prefer to keep your medication to yourself, what can you do? Does QCarbo work effectively for opiates? Are all detox drinks the same? And what about opioid-based medication like OxyContin and hydrocodone?
Opiates, opioids and drug testing
It's helpful here to draw a line between opiates and opioids when it comes to drug testing. This is because opiates are targeted in a panel in the widespread SAMHSA-5 testing kits, whereas opioids are not.
The opiate panel of a 5-panel drug test looks specifically for morphine. This doesn't just mean morphine, however, because codeine, opium and heroin also break down into morphine.
When it comes to synthetic opioids like oxycodone and hydrocodone, though, morphine isn't a major metabolite. This means any moderate use is unlikely to trigger a positive on the opiates panel of a 5-panel test. Before you stop reading, though, there are extended drug tests capable of detecting most opioid-based medications, so you may still need to take precautions.
Will you fail a drug test for opiates or opioids?
This largely depends on how long it's been since you last took any, although everybody processes drugs at different rates. The good news is that since 1998, drug screenings have used a much higher cutoff for opiates (2,000 ng/ml, up from 300 ng/ml). This was brought about by a number of false positive occurring after eating foods containing poppy seeds.
This makes it easier to pass, but you should still count on detoxing for about four days, maybe longer if you've been a chronic user. In fact, this could be an ideal opportunity for a weeklong detox program.
So, does QCarbo work for opiates and opioids?
If a four-day detox period isn't possible, the good news is that you can still use detox drinks like the QCarbo32 drink from Herbal Clean. This is because QCarbo works in a uniform way to reduce the concentration of toxins in your urine. This applies to opiates and opioids as much as it does to marijuana and coke.
A couple of days abstinence is usually recommended with detox drinks, but this may not be an option if you're suffering from pain, so do your best. If you want to go the extra mile, you can get a two-stage QCarbo kit specially for opiates (use this one if you weigh over 200 pounds). These kits add a set of detox supplements and a testing device to the usual drink. If you still test positive after the detox drink, you can take the QChew supplements before going to your test.
Do other detox drinks work for opiates and opioids?
Some detox drinks may not work at all, so we suggest sticking to other trusted brands like Zydot, Vale, and Ultra Klean. You should also stick to a reputable outlet, so you can be sure you're not buying cheap counterfeits. So long as you get a good quality detox drink, it should work just as well for opiates and opioids.