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How Long Do Drugs Stay In Your System?

By Medic, Oct 7, 2015 | |
  1. The duration a drug can stay in your body depends a lot on your specific physiological condition, in particular your weight and height. Your overall health and stress levels too play a reasonable part. Not just that, a very common and important factor that regulates the presence of drug in your system is the frequency, duration and ofcourse the length of time you have been on the drug.

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    With illicit drugs, the potency and quality varies wildly - and hence that too becomes a rather significant deciding factor with how long your body will hold the substance.

    In general though, the below mentioned markers are a good indication of the time frames you could have the drug in you and also for the laboratory in find your sample positive for the presence of the drug.

    Drug detection times of commonly abused drugs


    SUBSTANCEURINEBLOODHAIR
    Alcohol3-5 days via EGT metabolite
    12 hours via traditional test
    10-12 hoursUp to 90 days
    Amphetamines1-3 days11-13 hoursUp to 90 days
    Barbiturates2-4 days1-2 daysUp to 90 days
    Benzodiazapines3 to 6 weeks2 to 3 daysUp to 90 days
    Cannabis7 to 30 days for moderate users
    Up to 90 days for long term addicts
    12-15 daysUp to 90 days
    Cocaine3-4 days1 to 2 daysUp to 90 days
    Codeine1 day12 hoursUp to 90 days
    Heroin3-4 days12 hoursUp to 90 days
    LSD1-3 days2 to 3 hoursUp to 3 days
    MDMA/Ecstacy3-4 days1 to 2 daysUp to 90 days
    Methamphetamine3-4 days1 to 3 daysUp to 90 days
    Methadone3-4 days1 to 2 daysUp to 90 days
    Morphine 2-3 days6 to 8 hoursUp to 90 days

    Drug Testing Methods


    Breath test: Most popular means to check alcohol level. Most of the alcohol we drink is processed by the liver, but even as the alcohol is metabolized, traces of it are disposed in urine and breath. Popular with Law enforcement agents who can use breath analyzers to quickly detect the alcohol levels on-site.

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    Urine test: Urinalysis is quick and convenient. It is generally reliable and accurate, that makes it a popular random testing method for law enforcement agencies and employers.

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    Blood test: Blood tests are more accurate but take longer. Blood testing can determine concentration levels accurately, but only for a period up to 24 hours usually.

    Saliva test: This is no longer as popular as urine testing. Drugs can usually be detected in the saliva for much lesser time than in the urine and is also not considered as effective.

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    Hair test: This is the BIG DADDY method of testing drug use. If its in you, it will find it. Analyzing hair for chemical traces is by far the most accurate way to test for long-term drug use. Because hair grows gradually, minute traces of drugs can be detected for up to 3 months. Hair analysis takes time and is still not mainstream, but it will find traces long after one quits the drug.

    SubstanceMisc NamesUrineBloodSalivaHair
    Adipex
    (Phentermine)
    Phentermine, Adipex-P,
    Ionamin,Pro-Fast
    1-2 days-1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Amidone
    (Synthetic Opioid Analgesic)
    Methadone, dl-Methadone,
    Methadone hydrochloride,
    DL-Methadone hydrochloride,
    Methadone HCL
    5-7 days - 1-7 daysUp to 90 Days
    Amytal
    (Barbiturate)
    Barbiturate, Amylobarbitone,
    Amobarbital Sodium, Amobarbital
    2-10 days1-2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Anesthetic
    (Veterinary)
    Ketamine, Ketalar, Ketaset,
    Ketavet, Agent K, Special K
    2-8 days - 1-8 daysUp to 90 Days
    Ativan
    (Benzodiazepine)
    Benzodiazepine, Lorazepam,
    L-Lorazepam Acetate,
    O-Chlorooxazepam,
    O-Chloroxazepam
    1-6 weeks6-48 hours1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    AlcoholBooze, Beer, Wine, Alcohol10-12 hours
    3-5 days (EGT method)
    12 hours1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    Amphetamine
    (Variants)
    Biphematine, Delcobase,
    Desoxyn, Obetrol,
    Reds, Meth
    2-5 days12 hours1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    BarbituratesSingle Use2-10 days24 hours1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    BarbituratesAmytal, Nembutal, Black Beauties2-3 weeks1-2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Benzedrinedl-amphetamine. d-amphetamine, Methamphetamine2-5 days12 hours1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    BenzodiazepinesAtivan, Halcion. Librium1-6 weeks6-48 hours1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    BiphematineAmphetamine, Delcobase, Desoxyn,
    Obetrol, Reds, Meth
    1-2 days12 hours1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Bufotenine
    (Hallucinogenic)
    5-ho-dmt2-5 days - 1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    Buprenorphine
    (Partial Opioid Agonist)
    Suboxone, Subutex,
    Buprenex, Temgesic,
    Bupe, subs, subbies
    1-3 days - 1-3 daysUp to 90 Days
    Butisol
    (Barbiturate)
    Barbiturate,Butabarbitone,
    Secbubarbital, Secbutobarbitone,
    Butabarbital Sodium, Butrate,
    Sodium Butabarbital
    2-10 days1-2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Cactus
    (Psychedelic)
    Mesc, Peyote, mescaline2-3 days - 1-3 daysUp to 90 Days
    CannabisPot, Acapulco Gold, Grass,
    Reefers, Sinsemilla, Thai Sticks, Blunt,
    Grass, Herb, Pot, Reefer,
    Sinsemilla, Smoke, Weed
    2 days-13 wks2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Choral Hydrate
    (Depressant)
    Knock-Out drug, Date Rape Drug,
    Somnote, Aquachloral
    2-7 days - 1-7 daysUp to 90 Days
    CocaineCoke, Crack, Flake, Rocks, Snow2-30 days24 hrs`1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Codeine
    (Opiate)
    Tylenol w/ Codeine,
    Empirin w/ Codeine,
    Robitussin A-C,
    Fiorinal w/ Codeine,
    Tylenol #3, Codate,
    Codephos Syrup
    2-4 days12 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Concerta
    (Tobacco)
    Cigars, Cigarettes,
    Smokeless tobacco,
    Snuff, Spit tobacco
    1-3 days - 1-3 daysUp to 90 Days
    CylertPemoline1-2 days - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    DET
    (Hallucinogenic)
    2-Me-DET, 2-methyl-diethyltryptamine6-8 hrs - 1-2daysUp to 90 Days
    DMT
    (Hallucinogenic)
    Dimethyltryptamine2-5 days - 1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    DOB, DOMAdam, Ecstasy, STP, XTC2-5 days24 hours1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    Dalmane
    (Benzodiazepine)
    Benzodiazepine1-6 weeks6-48 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    DarvonOpiate8-24 hrs - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Delcobase
    (Amphetamine)
    Biphematine, Desoxyn, Reds
    Obetrol, Dexedrine, Meth
    1-2 days12 hours1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    DemerolDemerol, Mepergan, Pethidine6-12 days - 1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    DesoxynAmphetamine , Biphematine,
    Delcobase, Dexedrine,
    Obetrol, Reds, Meth
    1-2 days12 hours1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    DexedrineAmphetamine, Biphematine,
    Delcobase, Desoxyn,
    Obetrol, Reds, Meth
    1-2 days1-2 days1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Diacetylmorphine
    (Heroin)
    Heroin, H, Gear,
    Diesel, Smack, Jenny, Brown,
    Skag, Bobby, Black Tar,
    Brown Sugar, Dark, Dope
    2-4 days6 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    DiazepamSingle Use7-10 Days6-48 hrs1-3 daysUp to 90 Days
    Diazepam
    (Benzodiazepine)
    Benzodiazepine. Zetran1-6 wks6-48 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    DidrexBenzphetamine Hydrochloride1-2 days - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    DilaudidHydrostat; Palladone2-4 days - 1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    DiastatSingle Use7-10 Days6-48 hrs1-3 daysUp to 90 Days
    Diastat
    (Benzodiazepine)
    Diazepam-Rectal, Benzodiazepine1-6 wks6-48 hrs1-3 daysUp to 90 Days
    DolopineMethadone6-12 days24 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Doridenfours and doors2-10 days1-2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Dover’s PowderOpium2-4 days12 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    EcstasySingle Use1-3 Days12 hrs1-5 DaysUp to 90 Days
    EcstasyAdam, STP, XTC2-5 days24 hrs1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    Equanil
    (Depressant)
    Soma, Meprospan,
    Miltown, Meprobamate,
    Noludar, Placidyl, Chloral Hydrate
    2-7 days - 1-7 daysUp to 90 Days
    Fentanyl
    (Opioid)
    China White8-24 hrs12 hrs1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    FlorinalBarbiturate2-10 days1-2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    GlutethimideDoriden2-10 days1-2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    HalcionBenzodiazepine1-6 wks6-48 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Hash, Hashish OilHash2 days-11 wks2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Heroin
    (Opioid)
    Diacetylmorphine, smack,
    dragons tail, Smack, Junk, H,
    Diesel, Dope, Harry
    2-4 days6 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Hydrocodone
    (Opioid Agonist)
    Vicodin, Lorcet, Norco,
    Lortab; Vicoprofen, Dilles,
    Vikes, Vic, Vics
    1-6 days - 1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    HydromoDilaudid, Hydrostat, Palladone2-4 days6 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Hydromorphine
    (Synthetic Opioid)
    Methadose, Amidone,
    Physeptone, Heptadon
    2-4 days6 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Hydromorphone
    (Opiate)
    Dilaudid, Hydrostat,
    Palladone, Dillies,
    hospital heroin, hydro
    3-4 days - 1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    HydrostatDilaudid, Hydrostat, Palladone2-4 days6 hours1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Ibogaine
    (Hallucinogenic)
    Tabernanthe iboga, African rootbark2-5 days - 1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    Ionamin
    (Phentermine)
    Adipex-P, Lonamin, Obenix,
    Oby-Cap, Teramine, Zantryl
    1-2 days - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    JWH-018Synthetic Cannabinoid, Spice2 days-11 wks2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    LSD
    (Hallucinogenic)
    Acid, Microdot8 -24 hrs3 hrs1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Laudanum
    (Opiate)
    Opium-Based Painkiller, Paragoric2-4 days12 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    LibriumBenzodiazepine1-6 wks6-48 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    LomotilOpiate8-24 hrs - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Loperamide
    (Opioid)
    Imodium AD, Kaopectate II,
    Maalox Anti-Diarrheal
    20-24 hrs - - Up to 90 Days
    Lortab
    (Hydrocodone)
    Anexsia, Co-Gesic,
    Dolorex Forte, Hycet,
    Liquicet, Lorcet, Lortab,
    Maxidone, Norco, Polygesic,
    Stagesic, Vicodin, Xodol,
    Zamicet, Zolvit, Zydone
    3-4 days24 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    LudesMethaqualone2 wks - 1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    MDAAdam, Ecstasy, STP, XTC2-5 days24 hrs1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    MDMASingle Use1-3 days12 hrs1-3 daysUp to 90 Days
    MDMAAdam, Ecstasy, STP, XTC2-5 days24 hrs1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    MarijuanaGrass, Pot,
    Weed, Joint
    2 days-11 wks2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Marinol
    (Dronabinol)
    Tetra-hydrocannabinol (Marijuana)2 days - 11 wks2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Mepergan
    (Benzodiazepine)
    Demerol, Meperidine, Pethidine2-5 days12 hrs1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    Meperidiine
    (Benzodiazepine)
    Demerol, Meperidine, Pethidine24 hrs6 hrs1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    MescalineButtons, Cactus, Mesc, Peyote2-3 days24 hrs1-3 daysUp to 90 Days
    Methadone
    (Opioid)
    Amidone, Dolophine, Methadose2 - 5 days24 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    MethamphetamineDesoxyn, Crank, Crystal,
    Glass, Ice, Speed
    1-4 days1-3 days1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    MethaqualoneQuaalude, Ludes14 days - 1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    MethylPhenidateRitalin, Concerta, Tranquilyn1-2 days - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    MicrodotLSD< Acid, Microdot8-24 hrs3 hrs1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Miltown
    (Depressant)
    Meprobamate2-7 days - 1-7 daysUp to 90 Days
    Morphine
    (Opiate)
    Roxanol, Dover's Powder,
    Paregoric, Laudanum, Morphine,
    Roxanol, Roxanol SR, Robitussin A-C,
    Avinza, MSContin, Oramorph Morf
    3-4 days12 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Naltrexone
    (Opioid antagonist)
    ReVia, Vivitrol, Depade,
    Trexan, Nalorex
    4-6 hrs - 1 day -
    NembutalBarbiturate2-10 days1-2 day1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    NicotineCigars, Cigarettes,
    Smokeless tobacco,
    Snuff, Spit tobacco
    2-4 days2-4 days1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    NorcoHydrocodone Bitartrate3-4 days24 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Noludar
    (Depressant)
    Methyprylon2-7 days - 1-7 daysUp to 90 Days
    NumorphanOpiate8-24 hrs12 hrs1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    ObetrolAmphetamine , Biphematine,
    Delcobase, Desoxyn, Dexedrine,
    Reds, Meth
    1-2 days12 hrs1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    OpiumLaudanum, Dover’s Powder, Paregoric2-4 days6 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Oxycodone
    (Opioid Antagonist)
    Percodan, Percocet,
    Tylox, OxyContin, Roxicodone,
    Roxicet, Endocet, Oxies,
    Ocean City, Orange County,
    hillbilly heroin
    3-4 days24 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Oxymorphone
    (Opioid)
    Opana, Numorphan,
    Numorphone, blue heaven, blues
    3-4 days24 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Oxycontin
    (Opioid Antagonist)
    Percocet w/acetaminophen,
    M-oxy, ETH-Oxydose, Oxyfast,
    OxyIR, Roxicodone
    3-4 days24 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    PCE
    (Hallucinogenic)
    Erythromycin2-5 days - 1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    PCP
    (Phencyclidine)
    Angel Dust, Boat, Hog,
    Love Boat, Embalming Fluid,
    Killer Weed, Rocket Fuel, Supergrass,
    Wack, Ozone
    Moderate use: 1-7 days,
    heavy: 1 - 4 wks
    24 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    PMA
    (Amphetamine)
    Death, Dr. Death,
    Chicken Powder, Chicken Yellow
    2-5 days - 1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    Palladone
    (Opiate)
    Dilaudid; Hydrostat2-4 days6 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Paregoric
    (Opium)
    Opium-Based Painkiller, Laudanum2-4 days12 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Paxipam
    (Benzodiazepine)
    Halazepam1-6 wks6-48 hrs1-6 wksUp to 90 Days
    Percocet
    (Oxycodone)
    Endocet, Magnacet,
    Acetaminophen with Oxycodone
    3-4 days24 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Percodan
    (Oxycodone)
    Endodan,
    Aspirin with Oxycodone
    3-4 days24 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Percolone
    (Oxycodone)
    ETH-Oxydose, OxyContin,
    Oxyfast, OxyIR, Percolone,
    Roxicodone, Roxicodone Intensol
    3-4 days24 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    PethidineMeperidine, Demerol, Mepergan2-4 days12 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Peyote
    (Psychedelic)
    Mesc, Peyote,
    Broken, Dead
    2-3 days - 1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Placidyl
    (Depressant)
    Ethchlorvynol, Anxiolytics,
    Sedatives and Hypnotics
    2-7 days - 1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    PhenmatrazinePreludin1-2 days - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    PhenobarbitalSingle Use2-10 days,04-Jul1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    PhenobarbitalBarbiturateHeavy: 2- wks5-10 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    PlegineStimulant1-2 days - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Prelu-2
    (Phendimetrazin)
    Adipost, Anorex-SR,
    Appecon, Bontril PDM,
    Bontril Slow Release, Melfiat,
    Obezine, Phendiet, Plegine,
    Prelu-2, Statobex
    1-2 days - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Preludin
    (Phenmetrazine)
    3-methyl-2-phenylmorpholine1-2 days - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Propoxyphene
    (Opiate)
    Darvon, Darvon-N, Dolene8-24 hrs - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Psilocin
    (Hallucinogenic)
    Mushrooms, Cacti2-5 days - 1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    PsilocybinMagic Mushroom, Purple Passion, Shrooms2-5 days - 1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    QuaaludeMethaqualone14 days - 1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Restoril
    (Benzodiazepine)
    Benzodiazepine1-6 wks6-48 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    RitalinMethylPhenidate1-2 days - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Robitussin A-C
    (Opiate)
    Codeine, Morphine, Opium,
    Dover's Powder, Paregoric, Laudanum,
    Morphine, Roxanol, Roxanol SR,
    any drug with codeine added
    2-4 days - 2-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Roxanol & Roxanol SR
    (Opiate)
    Codeine, Morphine, Opium,
    Dover's Powder, Paregoric, Laudanum,
    Morphine, Robitussin A-C,
    any drug with codeine added
    2-4 days12 hrs2-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    RoxicodonePercocet w/acetaminophen,
    Percodan, Percocet w/aspirin,
    Oxycontin, M-oxy, ETH-Oxydose,
    Oxyfast, OxyIR
    3-4 days24 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    STPAdam, Ecstasy,
    STP, XTC
    2-5 days24 hrs1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    SeconalBarbiturate2-10 days1-2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Serax
    (Benzodiazepine)
    Benzodiazepine1-6 wks6-48 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Soma
    (Depressant)
    Carisoprodol, Carisoma; Myolax2-7 days - 1-7 daysUp to 90 Days
    TCP-[1-(2-thienyl)cyclohexyl]-piperidine2-5 days - 1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    THC
    (Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol)
    Salt and Pepper, Santa Marta,
    Sassafras, Scissors, Seeds,
    Sen, Sess, Sezz, Siddi,
    Sinse, Skunk, Smoke,
    Snop, Splim, Stack, Stems,
    Stink Weed, Sugar Weed,
    Sweet Grass, Sweet Lucy,
    THC, Cannabis, Marijuana
    2 days-11 wks2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    TMA (Hallucinogenic)Mescalamphetamine, TMA,
    TMA-2,TMA-3, TMA-4,
    TMA-5, TMA-6
    2-5 days24 hrs1-5 daysUp to 90 Days
    TalwinOpiate8-24 hrs - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    TenuateDiethylpropions, Dospan1-2 days - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    TepanilDiethylpropion1-2 days - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Tramadol
    (Non-opiate synthetic analgesic)
    Ultram; Ultracet, Tram cars2-4 days6 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    TranquilynMethylPhenidate1-2 days - 1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Tranzene
    (Benzodiazepine)
    Benzodiazepine1-6 wks6-48 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    TuinalBarbiturate2-10 days1-2 days1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    TussionexOpiate8-24 hrs12 hrs1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    Tylenol #3
    (Opiate)
    - 8-24 hrs12 hrs1-2 daysUp to 90 Days
    TyloxOxycodone3-4 days24 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Non-opiate analgesicTramadol, Ultram,
    Ultracet, Tram cars
    2-4 days6 hrs1-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    ValiumSingle Use7-10 days6-48 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Valium (Benzodiazepine)Benzodiazepine1-6 wks6-48 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    VersedBenzodiazepine1-6 wks6-48 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    VicodinHydrocodone, Lortab; Vicoprofen3-4 days6-48 hrs3-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    VicoprofenHydrocodone, Lortab;3-4 days6-48 hrs3-4 daysUp to 90 Days
    Xanax
    (Benzodiazepine)
    Benzodiazepine1-6 wks6-48 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    ZetranSingle Use7-10 days6-48 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days
    Zetran
    (Benzodiazepine)
    Diazepam1-6 wks6-48 hrs1-10 daysUp to 90 Days

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