I just wouldn't take a chance with my freedom on those. I would go to a local head shop or go online and buy from a good source because that's the only way to really pass excepting abstinence. Cooper: There's a rhyme that says, "The solution to pollution is dilution." There's a lot of truth to that. The problem is when we dilute and drink a lot of water—the idea is to drink it an hour before your test—you pee really nothing but water. The amounts of THC are not high enough to be detectable.
The problem is that the color of the urine is the same color as pure water. When they see that, it's usually flagged as a test that's been tampered with. That's why a lot of these products, these detox drinks, they tell you to drink a lot of water with it. But it has niacin and other colorings added to it on purpose so your urine is a normal color after diluting. Armentano: The test itself is screening for metabolites, which are breakdown products of certain active drugs. The test is going to be more sensitive or more likely to detect those metabolites when the urine is concentrated. The less concentrated or the more diluted the sample is, the less sensitive or accurate the test is going to be. Consuming any sort of fluid, but particularly diuretic fluids, in the hours prior to a test is going to lead to a less concentrated sample, and thus is going to lead to a less sensitive test result.
But of course, drug testing labs are well aware of people trying to dilute their urine through the use of fluids, and there's a number of different ways they try to test to see if a sample is overly diluted or not. Armentano: Different metabolites have different half-lives. That has to do with the makeup of the metabolite itself. A water-soluble metabolite is going to be broken down and excreted as waste by the body much more quickly than will a fat-soluble metabolite. It's literally simply the chemistry of THC that makes it present for a far longer time than it would otherwise be. Someone's metabolic rate may influence some variation of how long that process is going to take. But at a fundamental level, drug tests are going to be much more likely to identify someone who uses cannabis as opposed to someone who uses other drugs, simply because cannabis' metabolite is fat-soluble and most other drug metabolites are water-soluble. It hides in the fat cells of every body—no matter their weight. These detoxifier drinks, exercising, and drinking a lot of water prior to a test can flush those things out of the system. The detoxifiers will help get the THC out of the fat cells and they also supply something in case it didn't get all of it. It covers THC leaks and hides that from the testers. What do you think is the best way to beat a dirty urine? Cooper: The detox business is a multi-million dollar industry. It's such a competitive money-maker because there are so many people being drug tested. It’s gangster out there, man, it's such a big business because the drinks and these products do work. I have one page that's called "How To Pass Your Drug Test." I've worked on it for over eight years now, and it's received millions and millions of views. On that page, there's a link to the products that I have used that worked and the products I endorse. On Never Get Busted and the "How to Pass Your Drug Test" page I teach how to pass the drug test, how to use the product properly, and people can click on the links that order the product. Armentano: Abstinence is the only sure-fire way to beat a drug test. It's even possible that somebody may have never been exposed to illicit drugs and could have an unfortunate incidence where their test comes back positive anyway. That's why our samples are generally split into an A sample and a B sample. Are their any over the counter or internet products you recommend? Armentano: I wouldn't feel comfortable endorsing any product.
Particularly products that are sold over the internet. For the last 12 years I've been working to keep people out of jail. And the detox products for the hair follicles [work also]. Sign up for our newsletter to get the best of VICE delivered to your inbox daily. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards.
wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. This article has 34 testimonials from our readers, earning it our reader-approved status. If you need to pass a drug test on short notice, the first thing you should know is that testing technology has advanced to the point where classic ways to fake a test, like putting some salt in your urine sample or using fake pee, are mostly detectable.