The urine test is without a doubt the most common of the various types of drug tests. you will run into, and most people have or will have to take one at some point in their lives, usually related to employment.
Although the cause of a lot of anxiety for some, the good news is that once you actually know how to pass a urine drug test without being naturally clean, it really doesn’t have to be all that complicated.
I lost count a long time ago of the number of these I’ve beaten. A few of them while actually being clean, but most of them while having somewhat recently smoked a bowl or two.
On this page I’m going to lay out for you as clearly as I can what the most appropriate steps to take are when you want to pass a urine drug screening, which is what I do to pass my own urinalysises consistently and what most more “seasoned” cannabis lovers do as well.
So worry not, you’ll be well on your way to passing yours in no time!
In order to decide whether you actually need to worry about passing your test or not, the first steps will be to understand how long weed (or your drug of choice) stays present in your pee in the first place, and also whether your drug is something being tested for:
Table of Contents
- 1 THC And Drug Detection Times In Urine
- 2 What Drugs Is Your Urine Test Screening For?
- 3 How To Pass A Urine Drug Test, The 2 Most Effective And Valid Ways
- 4 Passing The Piss Test Through Detox
- 5 Beating The Piss Test With Synthetic Urine (24-hour method)
- 6 Alternative Home Remedies To Pee Clean (Expert Tips: Don’t Rely On These)
THC And Drug Detection Times In Urine
I’ve covered this before on the website already, so the following will just be a quick recap of what you really ought to know on the subject, but here goes:
Drugs and their metabolites (THC especially so), will stay in your body in trace amounts and be present in your urine for a very long time after using them, but what matters for a drug test is only that the concentrations of them fall below the drug test cut-off levels. For marijuana, the standard cut-off is at 50ng/ml, or in some special cases as low as 20 ng/ml. Anything under that and you will pass the piss test.
The detection times of THC in urine depend on many different factors including your metabolism, weight, fat percentage, lifestyle and so on, but more than anything it’s dependent on how heavy a smoker you are or were and how long you’ve abstained. Hence, how long weed stays in your urine can vary by a lot.
It ranges from anywhere between a day or less to over 3 months. But don’t assume the worst just yet, and even if the worst is the case, there are ways to get around that too that I’ll get too soon enough. Here are some general estimation pointers on how long you can expect it to take for your pee to be clean naturally and not need to worry about your test at all:
- Single time use (a puff or two from a joint but nothing other than that over the last few months) – a couple of days MAX.
- Occasinal use (Maybe once every 1-2 weeks, not excessive amounts) – 1-2 weeks
- Moderate use (Twice a week give or take, standard amounts) – 2-4 weeks
- Heavy and/or frequent use (3 or more times a week, perhaps daily, standard to large amounts per occasion) – 3 – 14 weeks (Yep that’s right, up to 3 and a half months worst case scenario for heavy daily use).
Keep in mind, this is not precise by any means and as mentioned before can vary from person to person, so often it can be a good idea to take some precautions anyways if you’re somewhat close to falling withing above timelines.
When it comes to other drugs the detection times are a lot shorter in general, often less than a week or two max.
With that said, if you’re still worried about your drug test, let’s continue.
What Drugs Is Your Urine Test Screening For?
If it’s marijuana you’re here for, you can pretty much move on to the next step already, since THC will be screened for. Even CBD oils can give a positive result at times, albeit falsely so.
If it isn’t, other common drugs screened for in a 12 panel urine test include amphetamines, methamphetamines opiates, cocaine, benzos, PCP, oxycodone, methadone, propoxyphene, MDMA and barbiturates.
If you’re not on the list, do your research and make sure to find out whether it’s tested for or not, or if you can’t consider taking precautions to pass your test on the assumption that they will test for it.
How To Pass A Urine Drug Test, The 2 Most Effective And Valid Ways
There are two ways of passing the piss test that work very well, and which one to go with depends on the circumstances more than anything.
They are either getting your pee clean through detox, or using a substituted urine instead of your own.
The urine drug test requires you to give a urine sample. If you’ve recently used pot, metabolites resulting from your body breaking down THC can be found in your urine. These are also what the drug test is looking for. So either you lower the amount of these enough that they don’t ring any warning bells on your test, or you turn in a sample that never had any drug toxins in it to begin with. Simple enough so far, right?
A urine test can be given at any time, without much warning, but this is rare. Usually you get a time scheduled at a testing facility in the near future and will have some time to prepare for it. Either way, let’s look at these two methods more closely:
Passing The Piss Test Through Detox
Your body detoxes itself from all kinds of unwanted stuff naturally over time, but when mentioned in this context detoxing means speeding up your body’s detoxification so it happens much faster than it normally does.
The are two main routes to detoxing, best by far is doing both since they work synergistically and allow you to get more out of the other. The more basic way of the two has to do with healthy habits in general:
- Sweating – the more the better. Exercise is the best way since this also puts your metabolism in high gear.
- Drinking lots of fluids – water combined with diuretics such as teas are good.
- Eating healthy – this way your body’s detox works better over all.
The second part to the puzzle to detox rapidly is taking advantage of potent detox products designed with this goal in mind.
As with any drug test, I’m all for minimizing the risks of failing it. If that means I need to spend a few extra dollars, so be it. Keeping my job is gonna be worth it.
Because that’s the thing with detox that actually gets the job done; you get what you pay for.
There are plenty of websites and detox drinks that say all you need to do is drink one before the test and you’re fine. Their goal is to sell you their product so of course that’s what they’ll say. The reality however is that although they increase your chances, on their own they are in no way a reliable method of passing your test. The right way to do it is to combine these same day detox drinks with more reliable methods.
In my opinion the best detox product on the market for our purposes is easily Toxin Rid. I’ve used it for a very long time and it’s a pretty popular product in the cannabis scene for a reason; it works. This should be the core product in any serious drug test detox.
I’ll go through some alternatives later on, but here’s how I always do it and how I’d suggest you do as well;
- A 10 day detox with Toxin Rid. Less frequent users can usually get away with a shorter course, say 3-7 days. Again, this the core product. I never compromise on this, but if I have less time than 10 days I may use it more times daily to make up for it. If I only smoked once or twice in the last couple of weeks I may do just a 5 day detox.
- Obviously, abstain from smoking weed from the day you learn you got a test coming up. I also do my best to incorporate the healthy habits mentioned above as best as I can, which basically means I try to drink, eat, exercise, rest and sweat optimally. Drinking a lot is especially important for flushing and diluting your urine, but don’t overdo it.
- The same day of the test drink a detox drink such as One Shot Concentrate or Mega Clean. Follow the instructions, but usually the optimal time is 2-3 hours before the test. Don’t exercise the same day.
- Urinate a couple of times before your test and then use mid-stream pee for your sample. So not the very first drops that come out, and not the last ones either.
And that’s it.
Pretty simple, huh? This works well for both supervised and unsupervised urine tests.
I’ve said it before, but if it’s one product to get for your urine tests, it’s Toxin Rid. What it does is that it actually cleanses you thoroughly over the period of the detoxification program, leaving very little THC left in your body. It does this very effectively as well, much more so than the majority of similar detox programs.
Same day detox drinks on the other hand attempt to mask the THC inside you temporarily while you take the test (really detoxing takes more than a couple of hours), which contributes to the high failure rate if you rely solely on. The THC is still inside you and when too much, it’s hard to cover up.
The combination of the two is where the beauty lies. After using Toxin Rid your THC levels are low enough that they can easily be masked by a solid same-day detox drink.
Both these products are from highly reputed companies, which I find is pretty important for sensitive matters like drug tests. This means they’re reliable and knows the importance of fast shipping (1-day option available) and discretion (discreet packaging so that no one can tell what you ordered).
Toxin Rid is sold by TestClear who have been in the business since 1995 and have a great live chat support to quickly answer your questions.
One Shot Concentrate is from one of the pioneers in the industry, Clear Choice, going back all the way to 1993. It’s sold from their website www.testnegative.com and comes with a 200% money back guarantee.
It is very effective and at the same time very small and convenient. Comes with four free herbal cleansing capsules to take with water right after the shot.
Another good tip is to test yourself at home before your real drug test. This is a great way to track your detox progress, and very accurate at that. It’s not quite the same as an examination in a lab however, so you’ll still want to detox even if it turns negative. I generally use this THC urine home test.
A cool bonus when ordering Toxin Rid though is that you can choose to get an at home urine drug test for free with the order.
But as mentioned before, there are more options available..
Beating The Piss Test With Synthetic Urine (24-hour method)
Synthetic urine is a good option at times, although in my opinion mostly not preferred over detoxing.
A few years back however, it was an entirely different story.
What changed is that labs got better at determining whether a urine sample was real or not, but more importantly that the testing supervision got stricter to the point where there many times is nowhere left to hide your bag of fake pee.
As a result of this, beating the urine test with synthetic urine is not as easy as it once was.
It doesn’t help that a lot of aged information on this topic from older articles and forum posts online keep fooling people. They then do it wrong and end up not only failing their tests, but have to live with the embarrassment of getting caught with a bag of heated pee strapped to their thighs (or wherever).
With all this said, I do want to point out that, although not as easy as in the past, it still doesn’t have to be all too difficult to beat your drug test this way. It depends on the supervision strictness of those testing you, what urine brand you use and a few other things. When needed for an unsupervised test, Sub-Solution is what I use. A very reliable one with a few usage advantages over most other fake urine kits, including a 200% money back guarantee.
For a truly supervised urine test, using synthetic urine isn’t very realistic. In this case you should definitely go for detoxing instead, so you can use your real urine to pass.
It does come with the luxury of not having to abstain from weed at all, which means it’s the best way to beat your urine drug test in just 24 hours, provided you already have your synthetic urine at home. If you suspect you may get random drug tests with very short notice, having a bag of synthetic urine at home already can be a great idea.
Alternative Home Remedies To Pee Clean (Expert Tips: Don’t Rely On These)
There are a few alternatives, some helpful, some just dumb. These should all be taken with a grain of salt however, since they are no substitute to the more reliable methods described above.
One common rumor is that you can pass the test by simply adding an adulterate to your pee after it’s in the cup. This is not very hard for drug testers to detect however, since they usually screen for common adulterants (bleach, ammonia, visine, you name it) and any irregularities (too diluted, pH out of whack, etc) in a sample will cause suspicions.
The same is true for the rumored golden seal, cranberry juice and Palo Azul. Golden seal will do little if anything to help you pass the test. Cranberry juice will likely make your test look tampered with due to the pH. Palo Azul is unlikely to help you more than any other diuretic.
Among home remedy based techniques many have seen success with the Certo method (sometimes referred to as the Sure Gel or Sure Jell method), based on using fruit pectins before your test. I wouldn’t personally rely solely on this though, but it could definitely work as substitute for the same-day detox drink.
As touched upon before, drinking a lot of water, and thus urinating frequently, is key the days leading up to your urine test. Diluting your urine sample is another popular and somewhat effective aid in passing urinalysises. Essentially, it relies on consuming a lot of liquids before your test. This can work due to the test measures concentration of THC metabolites, nanograms per millilitre (ng/ml). by increasing the fluid amount while the amount of metabolites stay the same, the concentration lowers.
There are problems that need to be addressed though, to hide that you’ve diluted it (they can see this through various ways). Firstly you need to add some color to the urine or it will be all watery. A vitamin B-2 or B-complex tablet will make it yellow again. You also need to raise your creatinine levels since they look at these when deciding if your sample is too diluted. Taking creatine 2 days before your test is the best way for this, since it gets metabolized into creatinine within 48 hours.
Aspirin is another often mentioned home remedy. Taking 4 aspirins 4-6 hours before the test can sometimes interfere with immunoassays and cause false negative.
What are your thoughts and/or experiences on how to pass a urine drug test?