I relapsed on oxycontin a couple months ago, then realized i didn't want to go through that again, and quit right away. Last week I found out I have to take a hair follicle test- I have very short hair right now (about an inch)- what are my chances of passing? I have already done the vinegar/clean and clear/tide/Dawn remedy a few times just in case, and have STAT! shampoo being delivered tomorrow- am I overly paranoid? I have a lot riding on this test- and I never want to use again, I just messed up a few months ago. Any advice would help... thanks
6 Sep 2010
I am not sure how long this drug can remain in your system, I just recently went to a Pain management clinic with a close friend of mine, according to what happened, a young man was due to have a hair follicle test done also, and laughed when the nurse came into the cubicle to remove a strand of hair from his head, and he stated sarcastically, I guess you won't be doing a follicle test today my head was shaved two days ago, so he figured he was safe, the nurse asked him to raise his hands above his head, he did , and the nurse promptly pulled a few armpit hairs, and said to him, "this will do just as well" thank you.
Not sure about the "remedies" you're referring to, I've never heard of them, so my answer would be this" unless you go in for a total body waxing to remove all body hair, you're still be at risk, then you're adding more questions to the clinic as to why you rid yourself of all your body hair. My guess is this young man was not laughing very much when he left the clinic. I'm not judging you, or making light of a situation that happens often to people with addiction, relapse is often the enemy of this disease. You had a moment of weakness and now you're suffering for that for your sake, I hope the clinic will understand, and give you a second chance. To steal the words of Dog the bounty Hunter, where mercy is shown, mercy is given. I pray you do not relapse again, with that being said. I wish you luck, courage and faith that if you want to stay off drugs, you;ll ask for help from a support group and find a mentor that can help you through the tough times. Bless You, and good luck, let us know how you are doing though, OK. (((hugs))
6 Sep 2010
Maso is correct. Regardless of how short your hair is, it will show positive for several months. And most testing facilities and/or companies administering the test, will automatically mark it as a 'fail' or 'inconclusive' if they can't get a decent hair sample. So shaving or a complete wax will not do any good. Since you already knew a hair folicle test was ordered, naturally they will assume you are making it impossible for them to get a sample. They will assume you have something to hide.
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