How To Pass A Drug Test In 24 Hours (Short Notice Crash Course)

If you’re facing a drug test at short notice then you could be in real trouble. Thankfully though, there are some strategies you can use to beat a urine test or a mouth swab test in that short space of time.

But can you genuinely learn how to pass a drug test in just 24 hours? Is it even possible, and if it is, how risky is it? In this complete guide, you’re going to learn everything you need to know to pass a drug test on the same day with very little notice.

We will cover the strategies for passing a urine drug test, an oral drug test, and a hair drug test.

By the end of this guide, you will know exactly how drug metabolites work, what the strategies are, which products to use to pass a drug test and how to use them.

What Defines “Short Notice” For Drug Test?

If you’re here because you’re facing a drug test tomorrow, literally within the next 24 hours, then the bad news is that you are really going to struggle.

You’ll need to grab something locally and there’s not going to be a lot available, even if you live in a big city.

In this guide I will cover a couple of best emergency strategies for you though, just in case, you can get access to specialist products right now. But if you think you could face a drug test with just 24 hours’ notice, and you have even three or four days before you think that could happen, then there’s plenty you can do.

My advice is to read this guide on the available options to pass any type of drug test, and then get ordering what you need so you can get started the minute you need to.

How Long Do Drug Metabolites Stay In Your Body?

Unfortunately, how long drug metabolites stay in the body is an open-ended question. There’s no real proper answer.

You can search online and you’ll see some ideal maximum times. Things like this for urine drug testing:

  • Cannabis up to 72 hours
  • Cocaine up to 72 hours
  • Amphetamines up to 48 hours
  • Benzodiazepines up to 96 hours
  • Methadone up to 5 days

The problem with all of those is they are averages. They are also averages for light users.

All of these factors will increase the time dramatically:

  • Taking high doses taking more regular doses (than a couple of times per week)
  • Your metabolism
  • Age and fitness
  • Diet and exercise

On top of that, some drug stay in the body much longer. Cannabis and benzodiazepines are classic examples of this:

  1. Slow-release benzos, especially if you are taking in every day, can be found in the body for up to 6 weeks.
  2. Cannabis metabolites can cling to fat cells in the body and have been found to still be in the body up to 12 weeks after the last joint.

If it’s been less than a week since you last took drugs, and you’re taking them more than once per week in the weeks leading up to that, then if you face a drug test at short notice, especially 24 hours notice, then you will almost certainly test positive.

How Long Do Drug Metabolites Stay In Your Body

Strategy #1: Synthetic Urine To Pass A Urine Drug Test

Synthetic urine for passing a drug test is probably the best strategy. It can be prepared in a short space of time, so you can submit your sample with virtually no notice at all.

However, this only works if it’s an unsupervised drug test. That’s where you are allowed to go behind a screen, or even into a different room in order to submit your sample.

If it’s a supervised/observed drug test then you cannot use fake urine. Don’t try and use one of those stupid fake penis devices, they won’t fool anyone if they are standing there looking at you, even indirectly.

However, if it’s unsupervised, then the best fake urine will pass almost any level of scrutiny.

Some people think that every urine sample undergoes some massive digital analysis. That’s not actually the case. This is what happens:

  1. First, the temperature is tested within two minutes of the sample is done. It has to be between 90°F and 100°F to be legal.
  2. Shortly after, validity checks will be done. This is a dipstick test usually. It’s then tested against panels that react to different things. It will look for adulteration, the presence of nitrates, and the presence of other things which are common for adulterated samples.
  3. If it passes the validity checks then it is simply tested against a drug panel kit. Not a digital analysis, just a standard panel kit like you can buy from a shop (although it’s more high-quality).

So note here that only if they have huge suspicion about your sample would they send it off for an expensive gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis.  That’s when all fake urine will fall down because it does a full analysis of the composition of the urine, and it will spot that some things which should be in urine aren’t there.

But generally, for low-level drug testing, good quality fake urine is going to pass 99% of the time. Studies analyzing historically submitted samples have shown that this is the case. I would say this is the only safe way for passing a drug test in 24 hours less, if you picked the right brand, it’s risk-free.

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  1. Don’t Buy These Fake Urine Products

There are a lot of fake urine products out there to choose from. However, a lot of them are awful.

The reason is that fake urine has to have the following construction as a minimum:

  • Urea
  • Uric acid
  • Creatinine
  • Balanced for ph
  • Balanced for specific gravity
  • Contains other common chemicals
  • Looks and froths like urine

The problem is that most fake urine out there doesn’t even tick those basic boxes. Some of it is just fetish urine, some of it is poor quality, and some of it contains detectable elements.

The detectable element, the common footprint, that many drug testing labs look for now is biocide-based preservatives. Simply by looking for those they can rule out many fake samples. This was established about four years ago when a lot of brands started failing.

These are the fake urine brands I would recommend you stay away from because of everything I’ve just talked about:

  • Magnum
  • Urine Luck
  • U Pass
  • Ultra Klean
  • Synthetix5
  1. The Top Three Fake Urine Products

Let’s now talk about the top three urine products that will pass scrutiny. These are genuinely complex and high-quality. They have long track records of passing drug tests.


The best is Sub Solution. It’s the best combination of price, complexity, and control. It costs $85. Sub Solution is a powder that you mix up with filtered water. This adds an extra step, but it’s only a small one.

There’s no other preparation with Sub Solution because it uses heat activator powder, meaning no heatpad to deal with.

All you have to do is tap in about one-third of the heat activator powder into the sample just before you go to submit it, shake it gently until it dissolves, and the temperature will rise. Keep adding powder until it gets within the correct temperature range.

That’s it with Sub Solution. It’s beautifully complex, containing 14 things found in urine, it’s perfectly balanced, and it looks and froths like urine.


This is the most expensive fake urine on the market. It’s actually the big brother of Sub Solution. It costs $100 and is made by the same company, Clear Choice.

The only real difference is that it contains a heatpad in the kit, and it’s premixed. So it gives you an extra heating control mechanism, and you don’t need to mix it with filtered water.

So, Quick Luck is better for on-the-job drug testing. If you got a drug test at really short notice, it’s perfect because using the heat activator powder, in less than two minutes, you can have a viable sample.

Again, it’s beautifully balanced, looks and froths like urine, and the heat activator powder is the game changer that gives you complete control over the temperature sample.


The third fake urine brand of choice is Quick Fix. It’s the budget option, but still decent. The small size costs just $30 and Quick Fix “plus” costs just $10 more. Don’t be fooled by the plus bit, it’s exactly the same fake urine, you just get more of it.

Quick Fix is premixed. It’s also good enough to contain the basics of urea, uric acid, and creatinine. It’s balanced, and it sort of looks like urine. For the price, it’s good.

The downside is it uses heatpad. It’s a good one, but it does mean that the temperature it’s kicking out is going to be slightly variable. It’s essential that you check the temperature just before you go submit your sample, and alter it if necessary (hot water in a flask is ideal for this).

But, if you don’t care that much about the drug test, or there’s nothing else available, then Quick Fix is the best budget brand out there and it definitely does not contain biocide preservatives.

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  1. The Best Emergency Strategy For Using Fake Urine

If you’re in real trouble and facing a urine drug test in 24 hours or less, and you live in a big city, then you could grab some Quick Fix. Quick Fix is available in quite a few smoke shops and alternative shops in cities in America. Just check its fresh stock, because they don’t sell very many and it can go out of date and go off.

My advice though is to invest in a box of Sub Solution or Quick Luck right now. Get them in stock and then you will never have to worry. For my step-by-step synthetic urine guide, click here.

  1. Instructions For Passing A Test Using Fake Urine

If you are facing a drug test and you need to submit a fake sample, it’s pretty easy to do. Just don’t panic, and make sure you’re prepared.

If you need to use a heatpad, heat your sample in the microwave to give it a head start. Strap the heatpad to it, and then tuck the sample in your crotch under your underwear. That keeps it snug and it keeps it closer to body temperature.

Also, you can’t be intimately searched. So putting the sample there and wearing baggy jogging bottoms means less chance of detection.

If you’re using Quick Fix then you’ll have to check the temperature before you enter the building. If it has cooled then use hot water from a flask to lift the temperature sample. If you’re using Sub Solution or Quick Luck, it’s simply a case of tapping in enough heat activator powder to get the sample as close to 100°F as possible without going over.

Strategy #2: Detox Drinks To Beat A Urine Test

If you’re facing a supervised drug test, where somebody will be observing you, or you just don’t have the guts to smuggle a sample in, then detox drinks are the only real alternative for a urine drug test. It is also possible to pass a drug test in 24 hours with the help of cleansing drinks, but it’s better if you have a few more days to eliminate as many toxins as possible with natural detox.

A detox drink does the following when you drink it (as long as it’s good quality):

  • Flushes out the toxins in your body
  • Accelerates and removes more toxins than water alone
  • Floods the body with things found in urine so they appear in it
  • Floods the body with things that can color your urine more naturally

A detox drink is merely a masking agent. In working, it creates a gap in the toxin flows into the bladder. It pushes them out at an accelerated rate, creating a gap of a few hours during which you can submit a clean sample. So don’t think that a detox drink cleanses you permanently.

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  1. Instructions For Using A Detox Drink

These are the instructions you need to follow for using a detox drink:

  1. You’ll need to try and do a 24-hour detox before the day of your test if possible, preferably longer. If it’s really short notice though, you’ll have to just hope the detox drink has the potency to create a gap in your toxin flow and keep your urine natural.
  2. Drink the contents of the bottle over about 10 minutes. Refill it with water and drink that if instructed to.
  3. Over the next hour urinate at least three times, preferably more. This will ensure the bladder is empty and toxins are all removed.
  4. Detox drink makers claim will have up to 5 hours clean, but if you are someone who is regularly taking drugs and you could have a high level of toxins in your body, say you are taking methamphetamine frequently, then it could be two or three hours.
  1. These Are The Top Two Best Detox Drinks To Use

Mega Clean is one of the best detox drinks out there. On its own though, it’s not the most potent. As a plan B, you can grab it from somewhere like Amazon, Walmart, or Walgreens for a short-notice drug test. It could work.

But it’s best bought from Test Clear. You’ll get six pre-rid pills bundled in, which is enough for a 24-hour potent detox. Obviously, you’ll need those 24 hours before the day of your test though. The best detox drink on its own is Rescue Cleanse. You don’t need to drink additional water, and it’s definitely got the best formula. I passed a drug test using this.

You should still do the 24-hour detox if possible though, especially if you’ve got high levels of toxins in your body.

Strategy #3: Passing A Mouth Swab Drug Test

Mouth swab drug testing is becoming more common. It’s cheap and anyone can administer it. Even police on the roadside, on the spot at work, so it is insidious and dangerous.

But thankfully, it’s quite easy to pass an oral drug test if you know how and you have the tools in stock.

  1. Passing An Oral Drug Test Naturally

If you’ve got low levels of toxins in your body, say you smoke a couple of joints at the start of the week and you only do that infrequently, then it could be enough to just brush your teeth several times, use plenty of mouthwash, and chew gum.

That, drinking plenty of water, urinating, exercising, and generally churning the saliva through your mouth and out of your body, will mean that you test negative more quickly.

  1. Use Toxin Flushing Mouthwash

If you got high levels of toxins in your body, then a toxin-neutralizing mouthwash could be the way forward for you. They only cost about $30. Ultra Klean and Toxin Wash are two of the best brands.

Wash out your mouth with half the liquid, spit it out, and then repeat the process with the other. You’ll be clean in about 60 seconds. The effects will last for 15 minutes.

On the downside though, you can’t really swallow that much liquid, and you’ll have a bottle to dispose of. So not ideal for on the side of the-road drug testing, or on-the-spot at-work testing.

  1. Best Way To Pass A Mouth Swab Drug Test: Oral Clear Gum

The best strategy for passing an oral drug test at short notice is definitely to use Oral Clear gum. It’s not actually gummed at all. It’s a capsule of very concentrated mouthwash. It’s incredibly discreet because of this.

You can even use it with someone in front of you. Cup the capsule in the palm of your hand and cough. Place your hand over your mouth, and push it in. Then, while pretending to still cough a bit, pop the capsule and move the liquid around in your mouth for about 30 seconds.

If they ask you what you are doing, you can say were choking on a piece of gum. Then swallow, and there’s no evidence you have used it.

Oral Clear isn’t cheap. It costs $90 for a single capsule. But it’s incredibly potent, discreet, and the absolute best way to pass.

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Strategy #4: Passing A Hair Follicle Drug Test

The bad news is that if you are facing a hair drug test at short notice then there is no way out of it. You simply cannot pass a hair drug test in 24 hours.

However, with a few days’ notice it is possible to flush out the toxins in your hair.

Why The Hair Follicle Drug Test Is So Dangerous

Hair drug testing is very dangerous because drug toxins get trapped inside the hair shaft. When you take drugs, they move around your bloodstream and get stuck in the hair follicle. When it grows, they get trapped in the hair shaft and form an indelible record of your drug use.

The sample they take is from the scalp at the follicle and then cut so that it represents 90 days of growth. Legally, they can only test your previous 90 days’ hair growth. So if you haven’t taken anything in the past 90 days, then you should be okay.

The problem is that to get rid of the drug metabolites in your hair, you have to somehow open up the hard cuticle layer (microscopic scales that overlap to protect the inner hair shaft) and flush out the toxins without destroying the hair.

This Is The Only Method That Will Pass A Hair Drug Test

The only method that will pass a hair drug test is called the Macujo method.

It uses Aloe toxin-rid shampoo alongside household ingredients to chemically work together to open up the cuticle layer and flush out the toxins. It then conditions the hair and ensures it isn’t damaged.

The problem is it takes several runs through this method to get rid of all the toxins. Once per day for seven days is ideal. If you’ve got three days, then twice per day will still give you six times and a great chance of passing.

With light levels of toxin exposure, even twice per day for two days leading up to a test could be enough. But it gets progressively more of a gamble.

How To Pass Xanax Drug Test For A New Job (How To Detox From Xanax)

Someone sent me an email asking me how they could pass a Xanax drug test for a new job. I decided to put this guide together to help anyone in that position and answer the question.

I going to tell you how Xanax works in the body, and how long it stays there. Then, I will talk you through how to detox from Xanax properly. Plus, I’ll also tell you how to get Xanax out of your system quickly; if you need to do it fast and at short notice.

All that, plus I will answer all the common questions about Xanax and drug testing, and tell you which specialist products will help you to pass a drug test.

How Xanax Works In The Body

Xanax is actually a brand name. The active ingredient within Xanax is called alprazolam. You can also buy generic Xanax under this name.

Alprazolam is an analog of the 1,4 benzodiazepine class of compounds. At the top it has an extra C2H3N2 attached, while the bottom of the chemical structure is the same as other benzos.

It’s not water-soluble but is soluble in ethanol. However, you take it, its onset peaks in about two hours. Amazingly, scientists don’t really know how Xanax really works in the body. But what we do know is that it slows down the elimination of dopamine, norepinephrine, GABA, and serotonin.

Put all that together, and you feel calmer, happier, and more focused. That’s exactly why people are taking it off prescription.

How Long Does Xanax Stay In Urine, Blood, Saliva, And Hair?

You’ll see a lot of guides to getting Xanax out of your system that tell you the exact timescales for which Xanax will be eliminated in the body. The problem is that it’s impossible to actually tell you that. Let me explain why.

Xanax is a mid-length benzodiazepine, meaning it’s not fast acting, nor a slow release. It sits in the middle with an average one day elimination time (half life of around 11 hours).

But here’s the thing. Those elimination times (half-life) vary wildly. Let me show you the “average” times that people quote for the removal of Xanax to pass a drug test:

  • 2 – 3 days to pass a saliva test
  • 3 – 4 days to pass a blood test
  • 4 – 5 days to pass a urine test

It’s always 90 days to pass a hair drug test

I’ve even some reputable websites that claim that Xanax is not detectable in the blood after a single day unless you face an incredibly high-sensitivity drug test (highly unlikely). But that’s completely untrue.

You also have to ask if you are “average”. Let me show you how wildly the elimination half-time can vary.

  • Average person 11.2 hours
  • Obese person 21.8 hours
  • A person over 65 16.3 hours
  • Person in poor health 15.3 hours

So as you can see, if you were an obese person aged 65 and in poor health, it could be as long as two days before a single dose was eliminated from the body, and you are unlikely to have taken a single dose.

On average, for Xanax urine test, a healthy person of around 40, taking a regular daily dose of it, who then stops, is going to be detectable in an average urine test for around five days, and possibly as long as 7-10 days.

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How To Detox From Xanax Naturally To Pass Drug A Test

The absolute best way to detox from Xanax is to do it naturally. It’s not that difficult to do, but you have to be rigorous:

  • Stop taking all drugs
  • Stop drinking alcohol
  • The fit and healthy daily
  • Make sure you sweat with exercise daily
  • Eat lots of lean and healthy foods
  • Eat small and frequent portions
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Cut out bad foods and drink

Doing all those things will allow the body to eliminate the toxins at the fastest possible pace it naturally can. For the average person, around five days.

But you can speed this up by using detox pills. Toxin Rid are the pills I would recommend. They can speed up the removal of toxins from the body by as much as 50%.

How To Pass Xanax Drug Test For A New Job – 3 Methods

Let’s say you need to know how to get Xanax out of your system quickly. Natural detox isn’t going to work, because even at peak physical fitness, and a moderate dose, it could take a week.

Now, as I’ve said, Toxin Rid could allow you to be clean in three or four days, but you have to buy this stuff, and it takes days to arrive.

If you only take it occasionally, this still won’t be a problem. With a natural detox alone you should be clean in three or four days, or at least at such a low level of detectability that standard drug testing won’t pick it up (metabolite levels below the cut-off).

But, in most cases, regular users will still get caught out and when we talk about quickly fast removal, we are talking a couple of days before a drug test.

The bad news is that it’s simply not possible to pass a drug test for Xanax with just 48 hours’ notice in any natural way. You cannot remove it from the body, the hair, nor blood or saliva, in that short space of time. So what we are looking at is a masking strategy. We are looking at fooling the drug test into thinking you are clean, when in reality you aren’t.

Here’s how you can mask your Xanax usage to pass a urine test, and a saliva drug test (the two overwhelmingly most common pre-employment drug test types).

  1. Saliva Neutralizing Gum

Although I’m primarily going to cover urine drug testing here, let’s quickly talk about the saliva drug test as it’s becoming more common for employment purposes, because it can be administered literally at the end of an interview.

Your only option is to push as many toxins out before the test as possible. That means doing the following:

  • Brush your teeth every three hours
  • Use mouthwash every three hours
  • Chew gum constantly
  • Drink water slowly and frequently

Doing the above will move things will move toxins out of your saliva more quickly, and stop the toxins lodging in the gum line.

Then, just before your test, even if someone is in the room, you can pop the capsule of Oral Clear saliva neutralizing gum (actually a liquid capsule) into your mouth, moving it around for about 15 – 30 seconds to neutralize your mouth, and then swallow everything to pass a test over the next 15 minutes or so.

  1. Synthetic Urine

If you’re facing an unsupervised drug test, which is going to be the case if you are going for a new job, then synthetic urine is definitely the best way to pass.

You don’t need to detox from Xanax, and you don’t need to find out how to get out of your system fast. You don’t have to mask anything. You are just submitting a fake sample.

Forget your friend’s piss, and keeping things in the fridge, you just use high-quality synthetic urine instead that you mix up just before you leave.

The best brand out there is Sub Solution. It’s a powder, so you could upgrade to its big brother called Quick Luck if you want the premixed version. It’s highly complex; looking, smelling, and even frothing like fresh urine. Plus, it contains 14 chemicals that drug tests look for the presence of (things like creatinine).

As well as being highly complex in the formula, it also allows you to carefully keep the urine within the correct temperature range (between 90 and 100°F).

It uses heat activator powder, rather than a heatpad. Before you enter the building, you are going to submit your sample at, simply tap in around one third of the powder, and gently shake it until it dissolves (it’s undetectable).

That will start to raise the temperature. Add a little more necessary, until it’s within the correct temperature range. Then tuck the sample into your underwear so that it won’t be seen.

  1. High-Quality Detox Drink

The third best way to pass a Xanax drug test for your new job is to use a high-quality detox drink.

Most of them are crap and you won’t want to go near them. They are mostly flavored water and no good to pass.

However, Mega Clean and Rescue Cleanse are two brands I’ve personally used to pass pre-employment drug tests. They definitely work.

A detox drink works by flushing out the body more effectively than water can.

Then, at the same time, it floods your body with things found in urine. Because some will inevitably be passed through as waste, they then appear in your urine in the correct balance, keeping it natural for validity testing purposes.

Just be aware that this is masking the toxins. As fresh Xanax metabolites appear in your urine, you will start to test positive again. Usually after three or four hours. But it’s a small window of opportunity you can use to pass that drug test for your new job.

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Xanax drug testing FAQs

let’s finish up here by answering some of the most common drug testing questions about using Xanax and passing a drug test.

Does Xanax show up on a five panel drug test?

No, Xanax (benzodiazepines) are not looking for on the standard five panel drug test in the USA. They do appear on the six panel test and above as standard. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be. Some employers are swapping out the cannabis panel (due to increasing liberalization at the state level) and swapping in a benzodiazepine panel instead.

Are Xanax and Valium the same on a drug test?

Xanax and Valium are not the same drug. Both are benzodiazepines with a rapid onset, and a similar half lengthens the body though. They are different in chemical structure, and have different effects and side effects (if only slightly different). This follows through to a drug test. They are both benzodiazepines in structure, which means if one can be found, then the other will be found.

What if Xanax shows up on a drug test but I have a prescription?

If you have a legitimate prescription for Xanax, then you will be fine. Before you take the test, they will ask if you have any prescriptions to declare, or if you are legitimately on any medication (as well as asking if there is anything else you are taking). So as long as it’s a legit prescription then you will have no problem with it being detected.

How long does it take to detox from Xanax naturally?

How long it takes to detox from Xanax naturally will depend on several factors. Your weight, age, general health, or else you are taking, dosage, and the amount of time you’ve been dosing it for. Generally, you can get clean by detoxifying in five days, but for more heavy use seven days, or even as long as two weeks.

What happens if I fail a drug test, will the lab notify the police?

No, a lab will not notify the police if you fail a drug test. Also, the police do not commission third-party drug testing. The only way the police could be told, is if it’s a drug test commissioned to maintain probation, or for some other legal purpose, but even then, they would only be indirectly notified. You will not be arrested for failing a drug test

Where can I buy Xanax home drug test?

Cheap home drug tests can be bought in many locations, and bought online with a simple Google search. You can get the different panel types, including the Xanax panel on a standard six panel drug test and above.