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Doctor insights on: Will Alcohol Show Up In A Hair Follicle Test

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Will occasional alcohol use 2 times a week (3-4) drinks per time show up or be detectable in a hair follicle test?

Will occasional alcohol use 2 times a week (3-4) drinks per time show up or be detectable in a hair follicle test?

Hair follicle: Probably not, but for sure you should not drink 3-4 drinks the same night. Slow down your drinking.

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Can a hair follicle test for alcohol provide proof of complete abstinence?! I had a couple of beers and a little tequila 2 months ago.

Can a hair follicle test for alcohol provide proof of complete abstinence?! I had a couple of beers and a little tequila 2 months ago.

Won't show: If you're in an abstinence-based program, this kind of "slip" isn't worth it, though. I'm glad you're doing well overall and wish you continued success.

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I had 3-4 vodka tonic drinks less than a month ago. Will this appear on an alcohol hair follicle test?

I had 3-4 vodka tonic drinks less than a month ago. Will this appear on an alcohol hair follicle test?

Drug test: No, alcohol is pretty rapidly metabolized and out of your system. It is not stored within hair follicles.

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How long does alcohol stay in hair? (Hair follicle test) And does frequency of use have an effect? I go out for a few drinks one day a week.

How long does alcohol stay in hair? (Hair follicle test) And does frequency of use have an effect? I go out for a few drinks one day a week.

The hair test: Can give a "look back" up to 3 months! HOWEVER it is only of use for agencies/employers with ZERO tolerance for alcohol use. IT'S TOO SENSITIVE!!!!! If you drink AT ALL and a potential EMPLOYER is requiring a PRE-PLACEMENT hair test FORGET ABOUT THAT JOB untillyou have had NO alcohol for 90 days!!!!! MY opinion Only Hope it helps! Dr Z

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Would 2 percocets taken over a month ago show up in a hair follicle test now?

Yes: Typically window of detection is 90 days. So there is a good chance the hair follicle test will be positive.

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How long does adipex show up in a hair follicle test?

Drug Screening HAIR: It stays until the hair is cut past the length it was on the day you used it last. It does not 'dissipate' out of the hair.

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Does neurontin (gabapentin) show up in a hair follicle test?

Not controlled drug: This is not on the list of taboo substances so it is not a standard target. Also if you've been prescribed it, it would not be a problem. Don't worry about the test results regarding it. Do worry about your judgement if you take drugs w/o proper Rx since that can be dangerous for your health. Hope you do well!

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Hi yes I take Zoloft (sertraline) and I was wondering if it would show up as benzodiazepines in a hair follicle test the way it would in a urinalysis?

Hi yes I take Zoloft (sertraline) and I was wondering if it would show up as benzodiazepines in a hair follicle test the way it would in a urinalysis?

Yes it will: If you are taking sertraline (Zolof) about one third of time will give false positive for benzodiazepines You should be truthful for job drug screening, if Rx ed medication, your condition will not hinder the job performance a note from your doctor is enough, and be truthful in your application.

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If I smoked ice a couple of times a few weeks ago will that show up on a hair follicle test that I have three weeks from now?

Yes: The thing with hair testing is that any significant single use you have had during the period in which that hair has been growing will show an indication of that use when subjected to testing. Methamphetamine is a very very addictive drug (more so than cocaine or even heroin) and if you play with it, you are going to eventually get into trouble. Get some counseling now and admit the problem.

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I have taken 60-70 mg of vyvance for the first times in a while over the past two days. I have a hair follicle test on wednesday. Will it show up?

I have taken 60-70 mg of vyvance for the first times in a while over the past two days. I have a hair follicle test on wednesday. Will it show up?

Yes. Take your: Prescription bottle with you when you go to test. It will explain the presence of amphetamines. If the date of the Rx is old, you may have to explain why you have not adhered to your treatment plan.

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how long will pot show up on a hair follicle test? I smoked once or twice a week for a couple months. I stopped 3 months ago.

"POT": The standard detection window for the hair test is 90 days. Because hair grows about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) in 90 days, hairs with a length of about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) are targeted for cutting. Longer hairs will give a longer window of detection.