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.
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.
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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.