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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Drug Testing (Definition)

It is the process of examining body fluids or tissue for evidence of chemicals taken or not taken. It does not diagnose addiction however this a ...Read more


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I stopped smoking cigarettes about 2-3 weeks ago, I did a urine drug test with Quest Diagnostics will my urine test positive for nicotine/ cotinine?

I stopped smoking cigarettes about 2-3 weeks ago, I did a urine drug test with Quest Diagnostics will my urine test positive for nicotine/ cotinine?

Urine nicotine: Data show that urine can still test positive for 10 to 15 days, and even 20 days in some. Urine can test positive for 20-25 days for cotinine. ...Read more

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I smoke a pack every 3 days. I was just offered a job BUT Will I be able to pass a drug test for cigarette smoking 6 days from now?

I smoke  a pack every 3 days.  I was just offered a job BUT  Will I be able to pass a drug test for cigarette smoking 6 days from now?

Not sure: I think that cotinoids linger in your tissues a long time, especially in a chronic smoker. But I am intrigued by the concept of pre employment tobacco screening. What type of job? ...Read more

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Im a teen and i smoked cigarette our school will have a drug test will it be positive or negative? im little bit scared

Im a teen and i smoked cigarette our school will have a drug test will it be positive or negative? im little bit scared

Likely negative: If you smoked a tobacco cigarrette, your teat should be negative. Drug tests do not traditionally check for nicotine or other byproducts of tobacco! If it was "hand made" or given to you, then anything goes and it could have a variety of srugs laced in there! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What do you advise if i smoked for the first time in 11 months, and have a drug test in 16 days. Am i okay for this test?

What do you advise if i smoked for the first time in 11 months, and have a drug test in 16 days. Am i okay for this test?

Are you OK ?: No you not ok, man. You relapsed. You know it. These illnesses of addictive disorders are way too powerful. Your higher power, your willingness to get well, your physician, your councillor, your program gives you a fighting chance. Your truth and your honesty strengthens the glue between you and your surrender. No man, you are not ok. ...Read more

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Will I be able to pass a nicotine drug test if I don't smoke?

Will I be able to pass a nicotine drug test if I don't smoke?

Probably: Nicotine comes from other sources than tobacco. Depending on your environment and the food and beverages you consume it is probable. ...Read more