Newsgroups: alt.drugs From: email@example.com Date: Sat, 24 Dec 1994 21:56:17 UTC Subject: drug detection times Due to the interest in drug screening in this newsgroup, I'd like to share the following information provided by a local (USA) drug screening laboratory: Drug Approximate Detection Time In Urine (*) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Amphetamines 24 - 48 hours Barbituates Short-Acting (i.g. secobarbital) 1 day Long-Acting (i.g. phenobarbital) 2-3 weeks Benzodiazepines 3 Days Cannabinoids Acute dosage of 1-2 'joints' 2-3 days Chronic use >5 joints/day 14-18 days Oral Ingestion (20 mg) 1-5 days Cocaine 2-4 days Methadone 3 days Methaqualone 14 days Opiates 2 days Phencyclidine 8 days (overdose) Propoxyphene 6 hours to 2 days +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (*) Note: Detection times vary depending on analytical method used, drug metabolism, patient's condition, fluid intake and method and frequency of ingestion. These are general guidelines only.
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