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    Default Hydrocodone and hair drug tests

    I know this was not a good idea to take other peoples medicine and I'll take some heat for it but I really didn't know Hydrocodone was such a hard drug.

    I have a huge problem. I'm out of work in Vegas and two casinos are about to offer Me a job and they both hair test. I hurt My knee about 2 weeks ago and a neighbor gave me about 12 (or more) Hydrocodone or something like that containing opiates and now I'm screwed because for about 7 days I took them heavily. I was in a lot of pain and have no Doctor or insurance. Large ones were blue and smaller ones were white and half the dose.

    My question is does this drug show up in a hair drug test. Thanks in advance for any answers.
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    Man, those casinos spare no expense, the tests are expensive. I don't have an answer, but I'm fairly certain it would show. This site is kind of an authority on drug testing, maybe you'll find an answer there.
    http://www.erowid.org/
    http://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/.../testing.shtml
    Please come back and post your experience/results, we need more knowledge on this topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cats Meow View Post
    Man, those casinos spare no expense, the tests are expensive. I don't have an answer, but I'm fairly certain it would show. This site is kind of an authority on drug testing, maybe you'll find an answer there.
    http://www.erowid.org/
    http://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/.../testing.shtml
    Please come back and post your experience/results, we need more knowledge on this topic.
    Thanks for Your reply Cats Meow. Yes Your correct, They spare no expense and I've been here thirty years but drugs are drugs and they are tough not only for Employee and Guest safety but for insurance reasons also. I do understand.

    I can update You that I had My barber do a bleach and dye on My hair, (I'm 50s) for the first time in My life hoping to strip some of the contaminants from it. I did check the sites above but without a real expert it's a hard question to answer. Thanks again and I'll be back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffman View Post
    Thanks for Your reply Cats Meow. Yes Your correct, They spare no expense and I've been here thirty years but drugs are drugs and they are tough not only for Employee and Guest safety but for insurance reasons also. I do understand.

    I can update You that I had My barber do a bleach and dye on My hair, (I'm 50s) for the first time in My life hoping to strip some of the contaminants from it. I did check the sites above but without a real expert it's a hard question to answer. Thanks again and I'll be back.

    Hair follicle tests are really accurate. I don't envy your position. Thats why they are so expensive. They are tough to beat. I know they show about 30 days of use per 1/2 inch of hair, but I'm not sure what the concentration of your bleach was, how it affected the hair and all that. It's going to take some luck I think regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert_325
    Hair follicle tests are really accurate. I don't envy your position. Thats why they are so expensive. They are tough to beat. I know they show about 30 days of use per 1/2 inch of hair, but I'm not sure what the concentration of your bleach was, how it affected the hair and all that. It's going to take some luck I think regardless.
    Thanks for Your reply Robert_325, You are exactly right, 1/2 inch = 1 month and I have been reading information on the Internet for days and even asked a few local drug testing sites and all answers point to it will come up as opiates in a hair test for up to 90 days. Urine is about 72 hours.

    Oh well it's a hard lesson learned but I don't have any tests scheduled for now and time is the only thing that will for sure get it out of My system. It was 40 percent??? bleach. Thanks again.
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    Did you see http://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/..._media3.shtml? It says you can't bleach or dye it out, idk, but enjoy being blond!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cats Meow View Post
    Did you see http://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/..._media3.shtml? It says you can't bleach or dye it out, idk, but enjoy being blond!
    Thanks Cats but that article is from...Date: 15 Jun 1994 23:05:53 GMT...and the author is Psychemedics' president and chief executive officer, Raymond Kubacki, a company that uses hair samples to test for drugs... By courting companies like Chaparral, Psychemedics is hoping to grab a piece of the now-booming market for drug testing. During the past two years, Psychemedics has doubled its corporate clients to 350. It reported its first annual profit last year, $953,000, or 5 cents a share, following a loss of $522,000,or 3 cents a share, in 1992. and I could go on and on. To there credit they are still around and have probably come a long way.

    I gave up and only time will do it, Or 2 to 3 bleach and dyes will at least bring the testing cutoff level for opiates with-in range of passing due to over the counter medicines that can cause a false positive. I do appreciate everyones time that answered, I thought I would take a little heat but You all have all been very kind. I will check in again....
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    LOL.....

    Shave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot67 View Post
    LOL.....Shave?
    Well this is a old thread and I'm clean of any contaminants in my hair now but you don't know much about hair drug tests or you would know even shaving your whole body is a reason to fail you or if it were a criminal test they could use finger nail clippings if needed.

    Being that your new here I hope you won't use to much of your sense of humor with these people because they seem serious about there problems and advice.
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    Smile Hydrocodone

    I broke my ankle last year, and for at least 6 months, the doctor had me on Hydrocodone to manage the pain. I was taking 1 7.5 mg tablet, 2-3 x a day. I finally decided that I really didn't need it anymore, and quit taking it cold-turkey with no issues whatsoever late November. I just took a hair test today, so I am hoping that it doesn't show up. The technician said not to worry about it since it was prescribed, but you know how companies are. Any detection, they don't let you explain. I will post back with the results in a few days! This should help others out there with similar questions/predicatments.
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