How can you pass workplace drug testing?


Search on Google for terms such as ‘how can you pass workplace drug testing’ and ‘how do I pass saliva drug testing’ and you’ll be presented with a litany of suggestions, tips and advice. You could be forgiven for thinking that you’ve got nothing to worry about if random workplace drug testing calls up your name, even if you’ve recently taken drugs.

So what’s the truth? How can you pass workplace drug testing?

First of all, let’s dispel some myths. Many websites will advocate that you can simply take a product, use a detox kit or rinse your mouth with a mouthwash to mask the drug you’ve taken or remove it more quickly from your system. Still others say diet and exercise will do the trick. Plus, there are those that believe a sleight of hand by using products like fake urine will do the trick, as if we’re all illusionists with the power of Houdini!

These are all the equivalent of snake oil of the 21st century. They are generally designed to hand-over your hard-earned dollars for a magical product or solution that will allow you to take drugs and be safe when called upon for workplace or roadside drug testing.

The bad news for drug takers is they don’t work.

But there is good news as well as some more bad news if you do want to take drugs and still pass a drug test.

The good news? Time will do the trick, every time. Modern saliva drug testing methods used by Integrity Sampling and many police forces, are extremely effective at detecting drugs in a person’s system, but only if the drugs have been taken recently.

The bad news? How recent can be anyone’s guess.

Yes, there are general guidelines you can follow and these will depend on the type of drug or drugs your taken, how much you took and individual factors. You’ll probably be OK if confronted by saliva drug testing 24 to 48 hours after taking the drugs.

But are you happy to put your job or your driver’s license on the line for ‘probably’? Or face the consequences if you have an accident on the road or on the job?

The only sure way to pass workplace drug testing is simply to not take drugs in the first place, or make sure there are several days between your drug taking and your next day at work.

It’s that simple!

By Michael

Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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