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I have been sober for four months. I took 2mg of Xanax (alprazolam) on saturday night about 8pm, and have a UA wednesday at 6pm. Will this show? I am 5'7 160lbs

I have been sober for four months. I took 2mg of Xanax (alprazolam) on saturday night about 8pm, and have a UA wednesday at 6pm. Will this show? I am 5'7 160lbs

Maybe: it dependsThe half life of alprazolam is ab..out 28 hours. 5 days later it may be almost all gone, but not quite. If you are overweight or of Asian descent, the half life is about a third longer; then it will most probably show on a Urine Drug Screen. The sensitivity and reliability of the test is also a question; it can vary widely. Sober is not correct. Alprazolam is considered a sedative... ...Read more

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Recently cut back from 3-5 drinks a night for years, had 3 sober days and felt great. A week later, had 3 beers and woke up with anxiety. Withdrawal?

Recently cut back from 3-5 drinks a night for years, had 3 sober days and felt great. A week later, had 3 beers and woke up with anxiety. Withdrawal?

It is possible: You didn't mention what happened after 3rd day until a week later? Alcohol withdrawal could be fatal and could happen up to 7 days from the last drink. If you didn't drink for 7 days, then start drinking, it is less likely that you are withdrawing, but it is possible if your alcohol level is less than what you are used to. You should seek professional help to deal with alcohol dependence. ...Read more

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I have been sober for over 10 months. I had about 8 drinks last night, will that show up on a typical hair test given to obtain a job?

I have been sober for over 10 months. I had about 8 drinks last night, will that show up on a typical hair test given to obtain a job?

Depends: It depends on how soon you will have your hair analyzed. You probably have only a few days after drinking in which the hair follicle test will not show the alcohol. After a few days (approx 5 days), the alcohol will likely be able to be detected in the hair follicles. ...Read more

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Hi. I had one shot of tequila on Saturday and decided it was a mistake so i threw it up approx. 45 minutes later. will my Monday lab test be positive? I'm a 145 pound male. I'm in recovery and i fear that I'm gonna be kicked out of my sober house.

Hi. I had one shot of tequila on Saturday and decided it was a mistake so i threw it up approx. 45 minutes later. will my Monday lab test be positive? I'm a 145 pound male. I'm in recovery and i fear that I'm gonna be kicked out of my sober house.

Alcoholism: I commend you for letting go of your Alcohol Dependence and staying in a Sober House. I understand your worry about being kicked out of Sober House It is good to be honest about your use of Taquila, and then throwing it Lab Test on Monday will not be positive after using Taquila on Saturday. Accept your problem of Alcohol Dependence, Inform your AA Sponsor See a Therapist. Attend AA Meetings ...Read more

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How could i get sober if i'm alcoholic?

How could i get sober if i'm alcoholic?

Stop drinking: First and foremost, and this can be dangerous in smoke drinkers - if you get morning shakes or severe anxiety, you may need medical help. Use of support groups, including aa, smart recovery, women for sobriety, lifering secular recovery and others. Many people need formal treatment programs which are available in most places. Talk to your doctor about a referral. Your family may need its own help. ...Read more

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What physical consequences should I expect during the first 15 days of attempting to stay sober?

What physical consequences should I expect during the first 15 days of attempting to stay sober?

DTs: If you discontinue alcohol abruptly, you may go into so called "dts". This stands for delirium tremens - an acute, life threatening condition caused by abrupt cessation of alcohol intake. It is manifested by hallucinations, auditory (voices) and visual, combativeness, insomnia, psychomotor excitation, high risk of suicide and violence. People in this condition must be hospitalized. ...Read more

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Does coffee sober you up?

Does coffee sober you up?

Not really: It may help counterbalance some of the dehydration and sedation effects but it does not get you close to normal. ...Read more

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How effective is rehab to get sober?

How effective is  rehab to get sober?

Can be good: Depends on facility and persons motivation to get sober , plus continued work afterword on their problem and probable need for supprt roupd such as aa and na. ...Read more