If you've used meth in the past, you're probably wondering how long it will stay in your system. This is particularly important if you're facing a drug test soon.
Meth doesn't stay in your system for as long as weed, but various factors will affect how quickly your body can flush it out, such as:
- Level of use
- Metabolic rate
- How active you are
- The way you took meth
To pass a drug test, the biggest factor is the type of test you'll be facing. For most tests, you'll be able to pass five days after last using meth. Hair tests can be a problem, though, because meth can be detected up to 90 days later. Below is a summary of various drug tests for meth together with what you can do about them.
Urine Tests and Meth
While there's no hard and fast rule, meth usually stays detectable in urine tests for 3-5 days after use. If you're within the gray period, or close to it, you probably want to test yourself to make certain you're clean. After all, a single-panel home test for meth costs just a few bucks.
Blood Tests and Oral Swabs
If you're still testing positive on the day of the test, you'll need a way to flush meth from your urine. Detox drinks temporarily, yet effectively, flush toxins from your bladder and leave you with clean urine for your test.
Blood and oral tests have a shorter detection time of 1-3 days. Blood tests are extremely rare, while oral tests are also much less common.
Speeding up a Detox
If there's a chance you might face an oral drug test, you can get special mouthwashes to help you pass.
The best way to pass a drug test is to detox your body completely, and you can speed this up a little by eating healthily and exercising more. You can also combine this with detox supplements, which usually contain natural ingredients to boost liver function.
Hair Tests for Meth
Last, but certainly not least, there are hair drug tests. Employers often prefer these for pre-employment tests, because hair tests give a much longer (90-day) history of any drug use.
When drug residues pass into the hair, they become permanently locked in there. No amount of exercise or detox supplements will get them out again, so you need to use another approach.
Some meth users shave their hair, but there is a danger with this. When head hair is unavailable, testers can ask for body hair instead. Because body hair grows more slowly, it actually increases your chance of failing a drug test for meth. Toxin-cleansing shampoos are a much more convenient solution.
Hair drug tests are a bit more complicated than urine drug screenings, so true home hair tests are not available yet. That said, if you want to make sure you're clean, you can mail your sample to a testing lab. These tests are anonymous and will never be traced back to you.