Smart Ways To Get Cocaine Out Of Your System Fast and a Pass Drug Test
There are a whole lot of ways that have been suggested on how to pass a drug test for cocaine. A few of them do work, but most of them don’t.
Of course, the chances are that you are desperate for methods that work- and that’s what I have majored in on this article.
Just so you know what I’ll be touching on in this write-up, I’ll explain how cocaine is stored in the body, what drug tests look for when trying to incriminate you, and how to pass most of the drug tests for cocaine; urine, hair, and saliva.
What do cocaine drug tests look for?
Whether you snort cocaine through the nostrils, rub it onto your gums, or administer it through intravenous use (dissolving it in water and then injecting the solution into your veins), it is absorbed into the bloodstream where it is distributed throughout the body including the brains where it causes an intense albeit short-lived euphoric high.
When it gets to the liver, cocaine is metabolized into 8 metabolites of which Benzoylecgonine and ecgonine methyl ester are the most common. In simple terms, metabolism is a process where enzymes in the liver convert a drug into simpler compounds known as metabolites that are easier to get rid of from the body largely through urine.
Of the 2 metabolites mentioned above, lab tests mostly look for Benzoylecgonine due to its long half-life of up to 12 hours. This long shelf-life is what makes cocaine detectable for 3 to 4 days among occasional users and up to 6 weeks among chronic users (more about this in the next section).
It’s worth mentioning that while Benzoylecgonine is the most sought-after metabolite in these tests, there are some lab drug tests that are poised to detect other metabolites. Mind you, this is what has made most of the traditional methods of passing cocaine drug tests irrelevant today.
How long does cocaine stay in your system?
The length of time within which cocaine metabolites are detectable in the system varies from one person to the other and it’s determined by several variables including;
- The length of time that you’ve been using cocaine
- How much cocaine you take each time
- Your rate of metabolism
- Your age, body mass, and hydration level
- The use of alcohol and caffeinated drinks
- The type of test that is being used; urine, hair, or saliva
There is some good news, though. The detection window is generally so short compared to other drugs because unlike weed, cocaine and its metabolites aren’t lipophilic (that is, they are not soluble in fat).
This means that they generally don’t linger around the body cells for so long after intake- and this is what makes it so easy to beat a cocaine drug test.
But then again, remember that the variables above contribute immensely to your odds of passing or failing the test.
How long do cocaine metabolites stay in urine?
No 2 cocaine users are the same and, therefore, the length of time within which this drug is detectable in urine varies greatly between individuals.
Cocaine is metabolized pretty fast compared to its metabolites and there is actually no exact window that can be used to detect in urine. Very low concentrations are detectable during the first few hours, though.
On the other hand, benzoylecgonine- the major metabolite searched for in urine cocaine tests- is detectable in urine 2-4 days after the last consumption for occasional users. This detection window may stretch up to 14 days for habitual cocaine users.
How long is cocaine detectable in saliva?
As the liver continues to metabolize and detox cocaine from your body, a portion of the cocaine and its metabolites is expelled through the salivary glands.
Cocaine in saliva can be detected for 5-12 hours while its metabolites mainly benzoylecgonine is persistently detectable in saliva for between 12 and 24 hours.
How long is cocaine detectable in hair?
Generally, a hair drug test is usually viewed as the gold standard for all other types of tests credit to its long detection window of 90 days or more.
As you consume cocaine, traces of its metabolites are transported to the hair papilla through the blood system where they cross over into the matrix and eventually becomes a part of the hair core through follicular morphogenesis (growing of hair).
It will take 5-10 days for the hair containing the metabolites to shoot out through the scalp, but what’s worrying is that they can remain there for years on end.
Not all hair strands have the metabolites, though. They will usually be found in random hairs and in tiny parts. The only way of erasing them completely would be to shave the head bald and abstain from cocaine.
This method of cocaine detection isn’t so common for most employers due to the high cost involved. However, it’s the go-to drug test for occupations that require extremely high safety concerns including oil and gas transportation.
How to Pass a Urine Test for Cocaine
Although other types of tests such as hair follicle drug tests have higher detection levels, urine tests remain to be the most popular among most employers due to the fact that it is cheap.
When trying to cheat a urine test for benzoylecgonine, your best weapon is to determine the cutoff levels that the labs will analyze your results against, and then take the concentration level of the cocaine metabolites in your urine to below that level.
The cutoff level for cocaine is 300ng/ml and 150ng/ml for the immunoassay (initial screening) and GC/MS (confirmation test) respectively.
There are several ways of cheating a urine test for cocaine including the dilution method which is by far the easiest. This method basically involves taking more water which the body gets rid of in the form of urine. Although seemingly easy and straightforward, this method requires a high level of expertise as it could also lead to diluted urine- a common telltale for people trying to cheat the test. Read more about the dilution method here.
Aspirin is also known to help in passing a urine drug test for cocaine. While it’s not yet so clear how this method works, aspirin is thought to tamper with the immunoassay signal thereby making it impossible to detect any metabolites present in the urine. It’s a 50-50 method, though, but it’s still worth giving a shot if you fear that other methods may not work. Read more about it here.
How to pass a hair test for cocaine
Hair tests have generally been rated as the hardest to beat whether you are being tested for cocaine or weed. This is because the drug metabolites are engrained almost permanently into particular hair strands just like other components of the hair.
To cheat a hair test for cocaine, you’ll need to device a way of stripping the cortex of as many benzoylecgonine metabolites as possible or to below 500 ng/ml which is the cutoff level for a cocaine hair test.
There are 2 ways of doing this;
- The Macujo method – this is a 7-step method that basically involves washing and rinsing your hair several times using an array of ingredients including warm water, Heinz vinegar, Clean and Clear pink salicylic acid shampoo, and Aloe Vera shampoo (old style).
While this method continues to boast a very strong record for success, there are stories of failure if it’s not carried out in the right away. I have already written an in-depth guide on how to pass a hair drug test using the Macujo method here.
- The Jerry G method– this method of passing a hair drug test was named after its ‘inventor’- Jerry G who created it in 2008 and it’s much cheaper than the Macujo.
The Jerry G method works best if you have at least 10 days to the hair test because it involves 2 sessions of bleaching and dying that need to be spaced between 10 days before the next session.
However, people with longer and thicker hair often need to bleach and dye the hair for a few more sessions which again calls for more time.
Similar to the Macujo method, this technique has a very high success rate. But things can easily go south if the steps are not followed to the latter. Here is a detailed guide on how to pass a hair test using the Jerry G method.
How to Pass a Mouth Swab Test for Cocaine
A saliva test (a.k.a swab test) is the easiest test that you can take. It would be a very bad idea if you failed one, especially for cocaine that is known to disappear completely in 24 hours. But I don’t want to mean that there are no people who fail it.
Most laboratories use a cutoff level of 20ng/ml for saliva tests. So, to pass, you’d need to take the concentration of the metabolites in your saliva to below this level, or make them hard to detect.
The easiest way to pass a saliva test for cocaine is by using water. This method basically involves rinsing your mouth with lots of water and it helps in lowering the concentration of the drug metabolites to below the detectable levels.
You could also rinse your mouth using a mouthwash (Listerine is the most commonly used for this) or hydrogen peroxide. Learn everything you need to know on how to on how to pass a mouth swab drug test for cocaine in this article.