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Old 08-23-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
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Drug testing how far back does it go?


I am going to paramedic classes right now and realize as a potential paramedic I will be drug tested. I did smoke marijuana two months ago as a one time thing beleive me.....but than
I stopped. My question is how far back does the drug testing go...I heard some drug tests can read into your system as far back as 10 ten years... is this true?
PLEASE let me know!!!!!!!!!


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Old 08-23-2010, 04:35 PM   #2
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I am going to paramedic classes right now and realize as a potential paramedic I will be drug tested. I did smoke marijuana two months ago as a one time thing beleive me.....but than
I stopped. My question is how far back does the drug testing go...I heard some drug tests can read into your system as far back as 10 ten years... is this true?
PLEASE let me know!!!!!!!!!
Dont sweat it.

You had to be a heavy chronic user for it to remain after 30 days IN THE HAIR.

Most only test urine and if you are a infrequent user, you can test clean without the use of any internet cleansing systems in as little as a week.

Glad you have stopped now quit worrying and avoid it for the sake of your career.
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I am going to paramedic classes right now and realize as a potential paramedic I will be drug tested. I did smoke marijuana two months ago as a one time thing beleive me.....but than
I stopped. My question is how far back does the drug testing go...I heard some drug tests can read into your system as far back as 10 ten years... is this true?
PLEASE let me know!!!!!!!!!
Every agency and department differs. The best thing to do is stop using illegal drugs all together and you won't have to worry about it.
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You had to be a heavy chronic user for it to remain after 30 days IN THE HAIR.
Chronic? :-)
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I am going to paramedic classes right now and realize as a potential paramedic I will be drug tested. I did smoke marijuana two months ago as a one time thing beleive me.....but than
I stopped. My question is how far back does the drug testing go...I heard some drug tests can read into your system as far back as 10 ten years... is this true?
PLEASE let me know!!!!!!!!!
You'll be fine on the test, just steer clear of things like that in the future for the sake of your career. You don't want to get kicked out of your program or get your license revoked all on account of pot.
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Wow chimpie looks like you made a duplicate thread.
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You'll be fine on the test, just steer clear of things like that in the future for the sake of your career. You don't want to get kicked out of your program or get your license revoked all on account of pot.
Oh, and random drug testing really does mean RANDOM. You could be picked one day to go test again... could be tomorrow, or never. Any hint that you're using anything... and your random number might come up more frequently.

Stay off the stuff. It will REALLY suck donkey nuts for you to lose a job over something like this. And I'm including alcohol too.

Sorry if I'm being a bit crude... but I hope that this conveys the gravity of the issue.

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