General chatter - Anyone overcoming a drug problem?




View Full Version : Anyone overcoming a drug problem?


BabyBrownEyes
06-25-2007, 04:03 PM
I know this is an odd topic for a weightloss forum...but on my journey through weightloss I finally came to the realization that drugs..particularly marajuana is not good for my body either. I have given it up...which I know is fairly easy compared to many things...but my question is...

I have this great opportunity for an awesome job, and I know they do drug testing (which is good, it will make me keep myself in check)...but is there anyway to detox your body...to get rid of that stuff out of your system?

I am being totally sincere here, and I know that everyone thinks differently on this substance, but I have chosen that it's not good for me anymore. Anyone with advice or encouraging words would be greatly appreciated.


ThinGirl in FatBody
06-25-2007, 04:13 PM
It should be completely out of your system after 72 hours.

Good luck staying away from that type of thing!

phantastica
06-25-2007, 04:17 PM
I think common knowledge on this one is that it is fat soluble and stays in your system for a longer time, like a month or something. I've heard of things you can buy - like herbal cleansing teas - that remove it from your system, but I'm guessing there's no guarantee that it would work or that they couldn't also test for the substance in the tea that removes it.


BabyBrownEyes
06-25-2007, 04:18 PM
It should be completely out of your system after 72 hours.

Good luck staying away from that type of thing!

ahhh..I didn't know that. I thought it took somewhere around a month. Good to know...then it's already out of my system!!! :)

I think the main thing is that I don't want to be addicted to ANYTHING that's not good for my body...be it food, liquid, drugs. I mean...alcohol is good once in a while, but I just find I don't want it anymore.

BabyBrownEyes
06-25-2007, 04:21 PM
I think common knowledge on this one is that it is fat soluble and stays in your system for a longer time, like a month or something. I've heard of things you can buy - like herbal cleansing teas - that remove it from your system, but I'm guessing there's no guarantee that it would work or that they couldn't also test for the substance in the tea that removes it.

ahhh....ic. That's what I thought to begin with...*sigh* Well, maybe my fat burning exercise will help. ;) but seriously..my friend said something about the herbal teas...she also mentioned Green Tea and drinking a lot of water. Hmmmm. I don't see how they could test for something in herbal tea when so many people drink it for it's benefits anyways? That wouldn't make sense to me.

ThinGirl in FatBody
06-25-2007, 05:31 PM
It depends on what type of test they are doing, if it is urine, it should be 72 hours, if it is sensitive bloodwork they can detect it. that's what I've heard anyway - can you check with a doctor?

brandnewme
06-25-2007, 06:28 PM
Blood and urine tests will generally test positive if you have used within a month. It all depends on how fast your body metabolizes the THC, how often you have used/how much you have used, and many other factors that make it impossible to tell you how long it will take for the THC to clear from your system.

There are many 'herbal' remedies that will detox you enough to pass a drug screen, but in reality, drug screens are getting harder and harder to beat. They now test for many of the substances found in detox drinks, and if you think you can dilute it by drinking mass amounts of water, don't - many places now test to see how diluted your urine is to begin with.

lizziness
06-25-2007, 06:49 PM
I don't have any advice for getting clean in time to pass a UA - but I can tell you that the only way to keep yourself off it in my experience is to stop being around all people who do it and NA might be helpful too. Good luck to you.

sockmonkey70
06-25-2007, 07:09 PM
Glad you breached this subject. I didn't have the nerve to bring it up! I have recently quit smoking it to. I would just get munchies and blow my diet for the day, and feel guilty for binging AND smoking.

As to your question, it depends on the type of drug test. If it is a urine test, as stated, after 72 hours you should be fine. If they use a hair sample, it will be detectable for a month, or less if you are a frequent smoker. Frequent smokers break down the THC in their systems faster.

newFannie07
06-25-2007, 07:50 PM
THC stays in the system much longer than previously stated. And if you had been using for a while (several months of regular use) it stays around even longer. I am including a link that has a chart with urine/hair/blood detection periods. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_test.

Good for you for stopping your usage and good luck on the new job.

Kerri

techwife
06-25-2007, 07:53 PM
My hubby has come across this problem and, more urgently, his best friend is in the predicament quite often. He has claimed that drinking a bottle of vinegar helps. :faint: Gross. But he claims it works.

Another, more controversial method, is using someone elses pee. If you get a good baloon, put it in your underwear for the ride there so it's body temperature, accept the fact that some of your friend's pee will undoubtedly get on you, then you pour it into the pee cup at the testing site and you have clean pee.

Of course, the best, most accurate way of passing a drug test is to not smoke for three weeks or more.

Good luck!

BabyBrownEyes
06-25-2007, 08:47 PM
wow...some great ideas here...*raises an eyebrow* lol....

To tell you the truth...I did it on Saturday and that was the first time in about a month that I have smoked and the time before that was about 4 months. I wasn't doing it that often..

Does this make a difference? Otherwise...I might have to go for the pee in the balloon method..*Big deep, irritated with herself, sigh*

Munchies are a horrible thing..on my way home on Saturday I had them bad and got a small yogurt cone on the way home because of it. *slaps herself* I can get over this!! I really can!! I want to! But I REALLY want this job!!

SoulBliss
06-25-2007, 09:18 PM
Another one piping in to say that marijuana is NOT out of your system in 72 hours, yes, even in urine testing it is detectable for longer than that.

People with a higher body fat percentage and those burning fat stores often test positive even LONGER than others typically do.

Best of luck to you and kudos for deciding to stop using! :carrot:

PM me if you like, as I am very familiar with these issues, having been the person most of my friends came to to discuss this very thing. ;)

GNADOIT4ME
06-25-2007, 09:30 PM
I have often had to detox my body after using some marijuana. I don't smoke anymore either. The things that always helped me (and I NEVER failed a test, even when i had smoked within a 4 day window), besides a low calorie intake I would drink tea (plain tea-no additives), LOTS OF WATER... the more you pee the more your system is being flushed! I also ate lots of pickles and if I had to be tested in a short amount of time I sat in a sauna as many times as possible (not for too long tho) and drank some apple cider vinegar. IT WORKS!!! As gross as some of it sounds...it all really did help me in passing. Also if you are working out on a regular basis-that is a major blessing to the whole system! Eating foods that naturally detox your body, such as tomatoes and grapes is good too! There books on all of this!
Hope this helped! Good luck staying 'clean' but if you can control your food intake pot really isn't a horrible thing. I would smoke it if I could :P
But once you get passed that first week and aren't around people who are doing it all the time-its smooth sailing :P
Stay strong!

BabyBrownEyes
06-25-2007, 09:41 PM
Thanks guys for this info...I think I will be fine. I'm not going to worry...hey if I don't pass....I don't pass..I'll have to look for something different. This is something that could become a career for me for a very long time with the pay and benefits and all. I could pay off my car this year and everything...I would be psyched if I could get in.

I don't think pot is a bad thing either. I think you have to look at it as how often you use it. Like I was using it every day for a while and I noticed I wasn't actually "enjoying" it anymore. Now when I was doing it once or twice a month it was a nice release...like when I first started. Anyhoooo, I'm done now for the sake of my financial status.

I alread pee like every hour because of how much water I drink....and I exercise like crazy. I won't be hearing from them till at least next week so that will be almost 2 weeks and then I'm figuring another week for an interview...should be at LEAST 3 weeks before I actually have the test...but probably longer. I don't see how it would stay in my system just from doing it once in the past month. HMMMM!!

GNADOIT4ME
06-25-2007, 09:53 PM
Wow-That is so great! I really wish you the best of luck!!! You are right, after only smoking once in the past month it should no longer be in your system by the time you take a test! Also, it is good that you are just not going to think about it... I truely believe that over thinking can actually harvest a situation! So just tell yourself you are good to go!
Good Luck! Tonight was my first night to the site... Thank you for making it interesting and allowing me to feel like I helped someone :P
Have a great night!

BabyBrownEyes
06-25-2007, 09:59 PM
Hey..I'm all about positive thinking!! ;)

I hope to see you on here more frequently, this is such a great place to be for support. While everyone has their own opinions...we learn so much from each other! You have a great night too! :)

4myloves
06-26-2007, 10:23 AM
Another, more controversial method, is using someone elses pee. If you get a good baloon, put it in your underwear for the ride there so it's body temperature, accept the fact that some of your friend's pee will undoubtedly get on you, then you pour it into the pee cup at the testing site and you have clean pee.

How do you fill a balloon with pee? :chin:

SoulBliss
06-26-2007, 10:36 AM
How do you fill a balloon with pee? :chin:
You would buy a large balloon, use a funnel and just fill it without tension. That would be enough urine to satisfy a test.

I don't suggest this for a number of reasons, though.

techwife
06-26-2007, 10:40 AM
How do you fill a balloon with pee? :chin:

Well, it helps if you're a man, but a girl would pee in a paper cup, make a spout out of the rim and pour it in, but not to fill it like a water balloon, but to put enough in it to make a plausible urine sample.

You might also go to your local neighborhood head shop and pick up a test or two and test yourself...it might give you a sense of confidence if it comes up clean.

As I said, too, the best method, hands down, is to not do drugs at all. But I know that's easier said than done. I've never had the problem, but am married to someone that does, so I completely understand. :hug:

BabyBrownEyes
06-26-2007, 11:48 AM
lol....such a goofy thread. ;)

I might head to the head shop...lol...and see about a test or two. Might help with my confidence.

SavingServo
06-26-2007, 12:03 PM
I held myself back for as long as I could. :^:
I hate drug testing, just for the simply reason that you could just continue to do LSD, mushrooms, or abuse any countless number of prescription drugs and the test isn't going to pick it up. You could be an alcoholic too as that's perfectly legal.

But God forbid someone who smokes a joint, as opposed to something really harmful like a cigarette or getting drunk, on the weekends gets a job. They’re clearly a degenerate. The guy who skillfully hides his alcoholism during the interview process however, upstanding citizen.

Also a lot of places having weed in your system is not an automatic disqualification from the job anymore. And if you smoked a joint a month ago, you're more than fine. It's really nothing to worry about.

SavingServo
06-26-2007, 12:17 PM
Sorry for the rant. It just makes me so angry that the government can put the "fear of God" in perfectly normal people for things like this. You smoked a joint a month ago. It's ridiculous that you have to be afraid of not getting a job over it. It’s not like you’re some sort of junkie, who’s just waiting till they leave you alone with the cash or anything.

It's a stupid rule, put in place by a rich dead white guy (William Randolph Hearst) so he could sell more newspapers and not have hemp turned into a cheap and easily renewable source of paper (Hearst owned timber forests).

It's amazing that 70 some years later we're still living with these stupid drug laws against something that's more harmless than cigarettes. Ack! I'm moving to Canada! :dizzy:

phantastica
06-26-2007, 12:27 PM
I held myself back for as long as I could. :^:
I hate drug testing, just for the simply reason that you could just continue to do LSD, mushrooms, or abuse any countless number of prescription drugs and the test isn't going to pick it up. You could be an alcoholic too as that's perfectly legal.

But God forbid someone who smokes a joint, as opposed to something really harmful like a cigarette or getting drunk, on the weekends gets a job. They’re clearly a degenerate. The guy who skillfully hides his alcoholism during the interview process however, upstanding citizen.

I agree completely - alcohol seems far more toxic to society than marijuana does. And right, the drugs that completely take over your life (crack, meth) are not going to show up on many of those tests. I also disagree that testing positive for marijuana would be a "sign" of other drug problems, because most of the old stoners I know don't do anything but marijuana, not even drink.

nelie
06-26-2007, 12:33 PM
Drug testing is completely mandatory from what I can tell. Not all companies require it and if they do, then that is their choice. You don't have to work for a company or organizaiton if you don't believe in their practice to do drug testing. I believe if you can't support a company's practices, then you shouldn't work for them.

Beyond that, I've never had any interest in marijuana or any other drugs but that is me. Although I used to drink socially when I was in college, as soon as I graduated, I basically decided I didn't care for drinking or how it made me feel so I majorly halted. I may have an alcoholic drink once a year or so and even then I only want a little so I don't get drunk. I have tried cigarettes as well but again I don't like the lightheaded feeling they give or their disgusting smell. (Although I had more than a couple clove cigarettes, I loved their sweet taste and smell, again I didn't care for the light headed feeling).

In the last few years, I've also been majorly concerned as to what I expose myself to through my environment as well as the types of foods I eat and drink. That alone would keep me away from any recreational drugs. I don't even like to take things like aspirin if I can help it. But that is just me :)

BabyBrownEyes
06-26-2007, 01:09 PM
I held myself back for as long as I could. :^:
I hate drug testing, just for the simply reason that you could just continue to do LSD, mushrooms, or abuse any countless number of prescription drugs and the test isn't going to pick it up. You could be an alcoholic too as that's perfectly legal.

But God forbid someone who smokes a joint, as opposed to something really harmful like a cigarette or getting drunk, on the weekends gets a job. They’re clearly a degenerate. The guy who skillfully hides his alcoholism during the interview process however, upstanding citizen.

Also a lot of places having weed in your system is not an automatic disqualification from the job anymore. And if you smoked a joint a month ago, you're more than fine. It's really nothing to worry about.

I aggree with all of this. I don't drink...I just don't enjoy it...however I do enjoy the occassional joint or smoke out of a water bong :D. We even talk about this stuff in my classes at the community college. I was working for Whole Foods...they don't do any drug testing..and you better believe just about everyone that works there smokes or is a dealer. It's odd actually...that is where I started. During lunch hours you could go out into the parking lot and smell the weed.

The government could make so much money off of it and you're right...most people I know that do the stuff...don't do any other drugs. Actually....I don't know of any of them that do other drugs. I think if anything, the junk food industry would make some major bucks! lol. They still have Hash Bash here in Ann Arbor and the cookie shops make so much money on that day.

Anyhoo...I wish I didn't have to quit...especially since I only do it every once in a while...mainly because I don't like to be by myself when I do, it's not as fun that way. :carrot: <-----I look like this if I'm by myself and stoned. lol