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Methadone Clinic HELP!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 13, 2010
  • 02:38 PM

I just started going to the methadone clinic about 4 weeks ago. I used to be a very heavy drug user, Heroin and pills were my life. When I took my initial drug test at the clinic I asked them if my weed levels were really high, and they told me they don't test for weed. I live in Texas.This is what I'm very confused about. Does anyone know what kind of drug test they are using and exactly what they test for? I thought on all standard drug tests, they test for THC. Also I mistakenly took a 1mg football mistaking it for an aleve. In highschool i used to put them in aleve bottles. My mom just moved and the bottle was up in the medicine cabinet in the new house. OOPS. When I started feeling extremely relaxed, it clicked at what I had just ingested. This was 10 days ago today. The clinic tested me this morning. I'm not very familiar with this drug test and what exactly they are looking for. I used to work in a treatment center (before relapsing) and the addictionologist told me that klonopin can be detected for up to 2 weeks, but it has a MUCH MORE SIGNIFICANT longer half life than xanax. Also the drug tests were the best.. they got sent off to oracle. I'm just looking for some people's feedback that are familiar with the clinic and the drug testing there. I AM VERY AWARE THAT IT IS VERY VERY DANGEROUS TO MIX BENZOS WITH METHADONE. It has taken several of my friend's lives, falling asleep and simply not waking up. No one has to tell me that, I have experienced it first hand. It was an honest mistake but if I come up positive, there is NO WAY my counselor will believe that. What do drug addicts do... con and lie to people. I'd appreciate any feedback that can be given me.

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