Morphine is named after the Greek god of dreams, Morphium, due to its tendency to cause the person taking it to fall asleep. It is an opiate first extracted from the opium poppy plant in Germany in 1804. It works directly on the nervous system to numb feelings of pain both chronic and acute. There… Continue reading Morphine & Urine Drug Tests: How Long Does it Stay in the Body?
Alprazolam, most commonly known by the brand name “Xanax” is a prescription medication used to treat various forms of anxiety and panic disorders. Xanax belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs that are known to produce a calming effect on the central nervous system. Xanax is one of the most widely prescribed medications in the… Continue reading Does Xanax Show Up in Urine? Do Drug Tests Look For It?
Beginning in the 1980s, the use of anabolic steroids skyrocketed to the point where virtually everyone is now aware of it as an issue. Contrary to popular belief though, not everyone who is using steroids, or “roids” as they’re often called, is using them to bulk up like a young Arnold Schwarzenegger. Some are to… Continue reading Urine Drug Testing for Steroids:How Long Before its Gone?
Flexeril is a popular brand name for the muscle relaxer cyclobenzaprine. Cyclobenzaprine is commonly used to relieve muscle spasms and ease discomfort related to muscle injuries. It has also gained traction in the past few years as a possible treatment for fibromyalgia. Flexeril is not intended to be a long-term solution to chronic pain issues… Continue reading Can Flexeril Show up in Urinalyses? How Long Does It Stay?
A generation ago the notion that a company could test an employee for nicotine and then fire that worker if the test came back positive would have been laughed at. After all, everybody smoked. Or so it seemed at least. Heck, airplane armrests had ashtrays! Today, however, smoking is no longer socially acceptable. In most… Continue reading Do Companies Test For Nicotine in Random Urinalyses?
Methamphetamine, better known simply as meth, is a stimulant drug that has taken on an infamous street life under the nicknames “crank,” “crystal,” “ice,” “speed,” “chalk,” and “getgo.” Sometimes known as “the poor man’s cocaine,” meth has been around for nearly a century but first used on a large scale during the Second World War… Continue reading How Long Are Methamphetamines Detectable in Urine?
Ketamine, commonly known by the brand name Ketalar and by the street names “K-hole,” “K-land,” “Baby food,” and “God,” is a powerful anesthetic first developed in 1963. It was designed to be a replacement for the widely used (at the time) PCP. For the most part, ketamine is used in veterinary medicine which is why… Continue reading How Long is Ketamine Detectable in Urine?
Benzodiazepines, or “benzos” for short, are used to treat anxiety, agitation, insomnia, muscle spasms, seizures, alcohol withdrawal symptoms and more. On the whole, they’re viewed as being generally safe, at least when used in the short term. However, they sometimes generate what are termed “paradoxical” behaviors: behaviors that seem the exact opposite of what you… Continue reading How Long Do Benzos Stay in Urine? Do Labs Test For It?
Adderall is one of those drugs that has as many legitimate clinical uses as it does questionable recreational uses. From a clinical perspective, it’s used in the treatment of attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy. It’s also used to enhance cognitive abilities as well as athletic performance, making it one of the most versatile medications on… Continue reading Is Adderall Detectable in Urine Drug Tests & How Long?
When it comes to drug testing, this has always been a hot topic to debate. Whether you are an employee, a professional athlete, applicant for a certain job and a student it is important to undergo this process. Mandatory testing is beneficial for every company and even at school so as to determine individuals about… Continue reading The Difference Between DOT And NON-DOT Drug Screening