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Drugs of Abuse

Apr 26, 2021 | Blog Posts

Drugs of Abuse

The drug testing industry has changed drastically over the past 40 years. With the rise in prescription use and misuse and the worsening of street drugs and their potency, it is important to stay informed as to the most common drugs of abuse.

Advances in prescription medications are extremely helpful in many cases. Some individuals who may have previously struggled to work are now able to successfully perform the duties of their job.

However, when abused these medications can be just as dangerous as common street drugs. By remaining knowledgeable of these substances, you can ensure that your drug testing panel includes everything necessary to keep your business and employees safe.

It should be noted that an MRO (Medical Review Officer) is responsible for verifying that an individual has a valid prescription if the final report is positive for a medication.

Below is a comprehensive list of medications and street drugs that are most used today.
   
Drug Class Common Names Detection time in urine
Opiates
Codeine Tylenol® #3 1-3 days
Hydrocodone Lorcet®
Lortab®
Hycodan®
Norco®
Vicodin®
Vicoprofen®
1-3 days
Hydromorphone Dilaudid®
Hymorphan®
1-3 days
Morphine Avinza®
Kadian®
MS Contin®
MSIR®
Roxanol®
Embeda®
1-3 days
Oxycodone Tylox®
Percocet®
Percodan
OxyContin®
OxyIR®
Roxicodone®
1-3 days
Oxymorphone Opana ER®
Opana IR®
Numorphan®
1-3 days
Benzodiazepines
Alprazolam Xanax®
Niravam®
Xanor®
2-8 days
Chlordiazepoxide Angirex®
Elenium®
Klopoxid®
Librax®
Libritabs®
Librium®
Mesural®
Multum®
Novapam®
Risolid®
Silibrin®
Sonimen®
Tropium®
1-7 days
Clonazepam Klonopin® 3-14 days
Clorazepate Tranxene®
Novo-Clopate®
1-7 days
Diazepam Valium® 3-14 days
Flurazepam Dalmane®
Dalmadorm®
1-3 days
Lorazepam Ativan®
Lorax®
Emotavil®
2-5 days
Midazolam Versed
Dormicum
Hypnovel®
1-3 days
Oxazepam Murelax®
Serax®
Serepax®
Alepam®
Adumbran®
1-3 days
4-6 weeks Chronic use*
Temazepam Restoril®
Tenox®
Euhypnos®
1-4 days
Amphetamine / Methamphetamine
Amphetamine Adderall®
Benzedrine®
Dexedrine®
2-4+ days
Methamphetamine Methadrine
Desoxyn®
Desfedrin®
Ampedroxyn®
1-4+ days
Barbiturate
Amobarbital Amytal® 3-10 days
Butabarbital Butisol®
Butibel®
1 day–3 weeks
Butalbital Fiorinal®
Fioricet®
3-10 days
Pentobarbital Nembutal® 3-10 days
Phenobarbital Belladonna®
Luminal®
1 day–4 weeks
Secobarbital Seconal® 3-10 days
Illicits and others
Methaqualone Quaalude 2-4 days
Benzoylecgonine Cocaine 1-7 days
Heroin Heroin 6-MAM- 6-8 hours
1-3 days

 

 

Marijuana (THC)

 

 

Marinol®
marijuana

pot
reefer

 

Single use: 3 days
moderate use: 5-7days
daily use:10-15 days
longterm: >30 days

Methylenedioxymeth
-amphetamine
(MDMA)
Ecstasy 1-3 days
Phencyclidine (PCP) PCP 2-30 days