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The Most Common Drug Test Cheats Explained

It is understandable that employers would not want workers to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while they are at work. Unfortunately, drug tests are not always used to determine if someone is under the influence at the moment. They determine if people have used any substances over a period of time. Many employees feel this invades their privacy and allows their workplace to control their personal lives. Here are some drug test cheats explained so everyone has a potential solution for this problem.

Influencing Hair Tests

Dying or bleaching the hair will not change the results of the test. Shaving the head and removing body hair will only make the employee look guilty or uncooperative. Cutting the hair short does reduce the amount of time before the drugs are undetectable. Another option is to use a detox shampoo to remove metabolites from the hair follicles and the skin.

Passing Blood Tests

The best method is to go clean for a couple of weeks and then use additional methods to remove the rest of the substances from the blood. This includes increasing water intake, working up a sweat and eating healthy, fiber-rich foods to help cleanse the body. Drug detox products are just laxatives or diuretics and do nothing more than the steps already listed.

Fooling Urine Tests

The most common method of passing this test is using someone else’s sample or using a purchased powdered urine and mixing it at the time of the test. Doing this properly requires the use of a pocket warmer to keep the sample at the correct temperature.

Employees always have the right to refuse a drug test, but that action will almost always cost the individual their job. The only benefit is that it makes it possible to explain to a future employer that the refusal was based on privacy rights. This explanation may be accepted more readily than informing them a job was lost due to drug use. There is some legal recourse if the employee can prove their behavior did nothing to warrant the sudden request for a drug test and that they were singled out from the other employees.