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Urine Drug Testing

Key Takeaways There are two types of urine drug tests Both tests detect a wide variety of different drugs Different drugs are detectable for different lengths of times based on many different factors Urine drug tests are very accurate but can produce false-positive and false-negative results Proper interpretation of results is essential following a positive […]
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Hair Follicle Drug Testing

What is a Hair Follicle Drug Test? Hair follicle drug testing uses a sample of hair to identify drugs in a person’s body. It’s a newer testing method that is favored by many employers and the court system. Hair testing identifies a variety of different commonly used legal and illegal drugs. The test requires a […]
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Drug-Induced Psychosis

What is Drug-Induced Psychosis? Drug-induced psychosis (or substance use) is when someone experiences reality differently. It is caused by either drug or alcohol use. People can also experience drug-induced psychosis when they attempt to refrain from a substance. Drug-induced psychosis can also be characterized as a temporary mental health symptom. Psychosis is when a person […]
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Mouth Swab (Saliva) Drug Testing

What is a Saliva Drug Test? Saliva drug tests use a sample of someone’s saliva to test for certain drugs in the body. This type of test is sometimes called a mouth swab test or oral drug test. A mouth swab drug test is one of the most convenient and least invasive screening methods for […]
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Can You Fail a Drug Test From Secondhand Smoke?

Can You Get ‘High’ From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? The simple answer is yes. However, the ‘high’ you get from secondhand smoke is not the same as the one produced from physically ingesting marijuana. Every time someone smokes a substance (e.g., tobacco or marijuana), the exhaled smoke contains traces of the active ingredients.  In the case […]
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THC Detox

Marijuana Detox & Side Effects Some people seek ways to remove marijuana from their system because they want to quit using the drug.  However, stopping marijuana use may trigger withdrawal symptoms, which can complicate the quitting process. These symptoms include:  Irritability, agitation, and mood swings Anxiety and depression Sleep disturbance Decreased appetite Restlessness Physical and […]
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LSD Overdose vs "Bad Trip"

Can You Overdose on LSD? An overdose occurs when you take more than the recommended dosage. In most cases, an overdose will be followed by harmful side effects. Death can occur in severe cases. D-lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), or simply acid, is a well-known hallucinogenic drug. It’s among the most controversial drugs in terms of […]
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Does CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)? Cannabidiol, usually marketed as CBD, is an active ingredient in cannabis/marijuana. Unlike many components found in marijuana, it is not psychoactive. This means using it does not make someone feel “high.” According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “… CBD exhibits no effects indicative of abuse or dependence…” 1 You can […]
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Crack vs Meth

What is the Difference Between Crack and Meth? Crack cocaine and methamphetamine (meth) are both stimulants that affect the central nervous system. These drugs work by increasing the number of neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) in the brain.  However, while both illicit (illegal) substances share similarities, differences do exist.  For example, the high produced by smoking crack […]
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How Long Does Oxycontin Stay in Your System?

What is Oxycontin? Oxycontin, also known as oxycodone, is a prescription opioid medication. It is used to manage ongoing, severe pain.  When used properly, the drug is effective. But there is a high risk for addiction. This is partly due to its long-term use for pain. Using the drug for any reason not based on […]
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