Whether you want to get rid of weed in your system or you are looking for help with a broader combination of drugs and alcohol, we can help at Pines Recovery Life Detox in Florida. Learn more about the most common types of marijuana testing, natural ways to detox, and the wisdom of coming to a licensed detox center for polysubstance addiction counseling. Additionally, we’ll provide information on the types of therapy programs you can expect during your stay in our inpatient detox center. Our team wants you to embrace recovery, so you never have to worry about weed in your system again.
Most Common Marijuana Testing
There are several ways that testing centers use to determine if you smoke or otherwise use marijuana. The most common test, urinalysis, tests your urine. Your employer or prospective employer typically requests it. Basically, these tests measure THC levels in your urine.
Other types of tests use your hair or blood to make the same measurements. However, these tests are not often used by employers.
The main ingredient in marijuana, THC, remains in your fatty tissues for a fair amount of time after you smoke or ingest marijuana. Factors impacting the results include testing levels measured, how much THC is in your system, and the type of test taken.
There are things that you can do to prepare for marijuana testing if you used marijuana recently. You can find information on the internet regarding attempting to beat the system. However, abstention and a natural detox are the best way to rid your body of THC.
Abstain from Marijuana
If you’re looking for a job or your current employer does random drug testing, the best thing that you can do is abstain from using marijuana. This is not a complete solution because it takes a while to get rid of weed in the body.
Nonetheless, it’s one of your best options. For example, if your company uses a standard urine test, it takes between three and eighty days to remove enough THC to pass the test. It depends on the frequency and amount that you smoke or consume marijuana.
Blood tests for THC levels can detect marijuana use between twenty-four hours and one week prior to testing. Hair follicle testing is the strictest form, detecting THC for up to ninety days.
It’s important not to smoke or consume marijuana in the days leading up to whatever test you have to take. During this time period, maintaining good nutrition and exercising can help your body efficiently eliminate THC from your system.
If you have a lower weight and BMI, you may be able to naturally detox within thirty days. However, if you have a larger body mass, it might take a bit longer. All these tests can also pick up other drugs besides weed in your system.
Pines Recovery Life Detox’s Addiction Therapy Programs
At Pines Recovery Life Detox, we have a number of therapy programs that provide you with the coping skills you need for recovery. Addiction therapy helps you when you face stressors or triggers that threaten your recovery. Therapy programs available at our South Florida detox center include:
- Group therapy programs
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Individual therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Family therapy programs
Many employers test for marijuana use because it is a gateway drug. Therefore, you can be turned down for prospective employment or fired from your existing job based on positive test results.
Retake Control of Your Life with Support from Pines Recovery Life Detox
Coming to a detox program can help you start with a clean slate under the supervision of medical staff members and therapists. If you want to learn more about our program, feel free to take a virtual tour. We would love to connect you with a member of our admissions team to determine if you could benefit from our comprehensive detox treatment program. Contact us by calling 800.263.3869 or completing our online form to turn your life around and clean out your body so that you don’t have to worry the next time a prospective employer asks you to take a drug test.