Common Myths About Drug Testing

Drug testing can be a big concern in your industry of work if regular or routine drug tests are administered. There are plenty of myths about how to easily pass a drug test, but many are simply not true! Occupational Drug Testing knows all of supposed “tricks” in the book, and we want to debunk some of the most common ones we hear.

Drinking lots of water before hand will help you pass. Though drinking water leading up to your test dilutes your urine to flush your system of THC, drug tests also track over changes in your body. Drinking an abundance of water also impacts your creatinine levels, and if they are below normal you could be suspended or fired for tampering with your test results.

Using diuretics will give you passing results. Diuretics are items like coffee or tea, and are often believed to flush our systems the same way as water. Similarly, it does not prove true. Using a diuretic often raises suspicion because your natural body chemicals are altered.

Exercising a lot will help you pass your test. It is true, THC is stored and found in fat cells, but attempting to rid your body of this chemical days or weeks before your test does not work.

Though committing to drinking more water and exercising are beneficial to your health, they will not work on advanced drug testing like those administered by Occupational Drug Testing. We offer a number of testing options, including Non-DOT and DOT drug testing, post-accident testing, court drug testing, and more. If your business is in need of regulated, reliable drug testing options, give us a call today at (800) 211-4469.

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