Drug Testing under Parole – Myths & Facts

Drug testing results can make or break your future. This is particularly true if you are an offender under probation or parole. The court usually sets certain conditions that should be strictly followed by an offender under probation or parole including adherence to curfews, non-possession of firearms, employment and non-intake of alcoholic beverages and drugs.

Offenders on parole are closely monitored by their parole officers and are required to undergo drug screening regularly to determine their compliance with the conditions set by law. Complying with the conditions can however be difficult for most people, especially those who already have drugs in their systems, so they resort to unbelievable means to avoid detection during workplace drug testing or even random drug tests.

While some of the means people use in order to avoid detection during drug screening can be serious and somehow believable, most are hilarious. It is funny how offenders on parole resort to the use of herbs and detoxifying liquids to mask their drug testing result. Unknown to them, the drug testing companies have their own methods to make sure that the drug test results are credible.

Drug testing companies will easily find out if the urine samples have been tampered with or have been diluted by determining its creatinine levels. Urine samples that are colored white are also subjected to closer scrutiny from the drug testing companies as it is often an indication that the sample has been diluted.

You may believe all the myths floating around about how to pass drug tests by masking the use of drugs in your blood but there is no way to fool the drug testing companies. The authorities conduct random drug tests especially for offenders on parole considering that it is only a privilege granted by the court and not a right. The early release of an offender from prison is subject to several restrictions and drug use can be one of them. You should thus take drug tests seriously if you want to remain in the good graces of the court.

The State of Idaho’s Department of Corrections considers the refusal of an offender to give a sample of his urine as well as the act of tampering with a urine sample same as getting a positive result. The Massachusetts Community of Corrections requires offenders on probation and parole to undergo drug testing to ensure the safety of the community. Among the common drugs tested are amphetamines, THC or marijuana, cocaine, opiates, Benzodiazepine and barbiturates. And since there are different periods of detectability for different drugs, there is a greater chance of detecting drug use during drug testing.

If you have stopped using drugs but are still not confident about passing the drug test for one reason or another, then take extra precaution by making sure you urinate several times before getting your sample. Never give your first urine for the day as it is the dirtiest.

You should be aware by now that drug tests are almost fool-proof because the drug testing companies know about the drill and have taken every precaution to make sure the drug test results are credible. To make sure you pass medical testing that will keep your parole valid, the most important tip you should heed is to avoid drugs altogether.

Lena Butler

My name is Lena Butler. I live in San Diego, California. I work as a customer service representative for TestCountry.com. I attended the University of San Diego and majored in marketing. I enjoy spending time at home, working on my painting and playing with my two pet rabbits, Carl and Lenny, when I am not here sharing interesting posts :)

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