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Poppy Seed Drug Test – It Shows Up As Morphine

Not too long ago I was in an outpatient program for opiate addiction. It had been my third time in rehab. I was addicted to prescription pain pills (Percocet, Vicodin, Methadone, etc.)

We were required in this treatment program to urine test twice a week. Opiates will stay in your urine for four days at the most. I hadn’t used any opiates in quite a while so I wasn’t worried at all about a positive test.

Every time I’d take a urine test it would show up positive for Morphine. I didn’t know what the hell was going on, I couldn’t figure it out. Why did my urine keep testing positive for Morphine?

The counselors in the rehab called me at work on a conference call. They thought maybe I was lying to them and had been using because of the positive test for Morphine. I was perfectly honest with them and said no I haven’t been using Morphine. They said they believed me but it was a hard pill for them to swallow knowing I was an opiate addict.

I told them that I had been taking Naltrexone which had been prescribed by my psychiatrist. Naltrexone is a drug that blocks the opiate receptors in the brain. If you take opiates while on Naltrexone you won’t feel the effects so there is no point in doing them. This would give me a psychological edge against the drug, especially since I was going places where the drug was readily available. If I can’t feel the effects off opiates while on Naltrexone what’s the point? Naltrexone also helps minimize the opiate cravings too. It also works for alcohol and it’s similar to Vivitrol.

The counselors at the rehab figured that Naltrexone was what was causing my test to turn positive for opiates so they left it alone and never brought it up again. I was still puzzled. Deep down inside I didn’t think it was the Naltrexone causing the positive Morphine test.

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Poppy Seed Drug Test

People in rehab had told me in the past about the poppy seed drug test, that poppy seeds in bagels will create a positive test for opiates in urine. I started thinking too myself, was there anything I was eating with poppy seeds in them?

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Onion bagel with poppy seeds in it.

 

I was eating Onion Bagels every morning from Noah’s Bagels before going to my inpatient program but those were Onion Bagels, not Poppy Seed Bagels.

I decided to take a closer look in my morning Onion Bagels and I eventually noticed the poppy seeds inside them. You couldn’t see them on the outside of the bagel, they were inside. I wish I had known poppy seeds were in Noah’s Onion Bagels ahead of time, it would of saved me a lot of grief.  I stopped eating onion bagels from Noah’s and what do you know, I stopped testing positive for Morphine.

The moral to the story is, if you don’t want to test positive for Morphine in a drug test, make sure you aren’t eating anything with poppy seeds in it because it will show up as Morphine. That’s the notorious poppy seed drug test. If you are still struggling check out Freedom From Addiction Alan Carr’s Method. Many have succeeded with that method.

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Opiate Detox Medications Suboxone Methadone Clonidine Naltrexone

There are different types of opiate detox medications that are generally used to help alleviate withdrawal.

Suboxone

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Suboxone SL Tabs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suboxone is a common treatment for opiod dependence. It contains the opiate buprenorphine. It generally comes in a film now that you put in your mouth against your cheek which eventually dissolves.

It will give you a euphoric opiate high if you take too much of it so it should be used in a controlled environment. Suboxone is not something you want to take long term.

The goal is to be free of opiate dependence completely. it should just be used short term for detoxing and dealing with the cravings in the early stages of starting to get sober.

Is Suboxone Addictive?

The answer is yes

If you are on suboxone you are not sober. Try not to use other opiates like suboxone to ween off the opiates you have been abusing.

Suboxone Addicts will stay on Suboxone long term and begin to depend on it because they can’t rid themselves of opiates entirely.

Opiate addicts commonly think it’s ok to stay on suboxone long term because suboxone is much milder than the opiates they were abusing before. They can’t overcome the mental obsession of addiction. Surviving Suboxone Treatment And Withdrawals

Methadone

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Methadone 40mg

 

 

 

 

Methadone is also an opiate. It is commonly prescribed as a pain pill but is also used for opiate detoxification. It is available on the street and in liquid form too. Methadone clinics are very common places for heroin addicts to try to ween off of heroin. A daily dosage of Methadone helps Heroin addicts with cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Methadone Addiction

Try your best not to use Methadone to get off of your opiate addiction. Like suboxone the opiate addiction can easily be transferred. It is intended to be a short term alleviation of opiate dependency

Clonidine

Clonidine Pills and Patch
Clonidine Pills and Patch

 

 

 

 

 

Clonidine was initially designed to lower blood pressure but has become very effective in easing opiate withdrawal symptoms.

Clonidine Opiate Withdrawal

Clonidine is highly effective in alleviating all of the common opiate withdrawal symptoms like sweating, muscle aches, anxiey, aggitation, etc.

Clonidine for sleep

Clonidine is not a narcotic. One of the most common side effects is drowsiness. Clonidine will make you feel very sleepy. Do not operate a motor vehicle while on clonidine.

 

Naltrexone

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Naltrexone Hydrochloride

Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist used to treat opiate dependence. The opioid antagonist binds  to the opioid receptors in the brain which blocks the effects of opiates so that they no longer give the opiate user any sense of relief or euphoria from taking opiates like heroin, hydrocodone, oxycodone, etc.

Naltrexone has also been proven effective to treat alcohol abuse. Naltrexone makes the use of opiates pointless therefore decreasing the interest in taking them.

Naltrexone Implant

A naltrexone implant is inserted in the body but only legal in a few places like Europe and Austrailia. A naltrexone implant hasn’t been approved by the FDA in the United States.

Naltrexone is available in injection and pill forms in the United States

There are other opiate detox medications out there on the market but these four are the most commonly used

Clonidine and Naltrexone are opiate detox medications that are not nearly as habit forming as suboxone and methadone.The Use of Naltrexone in the Treatment of Opiate Dependency