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Know More About Xanax Drug Test

Xanax is the brand name for a drug called alprazolam. It is chemically a benzodiazepine and is a common prescription drug for those suffering from anxiety disorders. This drug is also being prescribed in recent years for treating and managing symptoms of other diseases like insomnia, IBS, and restless leg syndrome. This drug is so popular and being prescribed by a plethora of doctors, it is one of the most common drugs in the USA. However, for those who are addicted to Xanax, it is best to fight the addiction with Anaheim Lighthouse

Does Xanax Show Up On A Drug Test

Drug tests are often scheduled at work or school, and it is mandatory to pass the. If you have taken a Xanax bar before the test, it will show up on the drug test. Although Xanax is beneficial for treating anxiety, it is only prescribed for short term usage because of its addictive nature. Even if it is prescribed, there is a high chance of getting addicted to Xanax. For those who are legitimately taking this medication for treating and managing anxiety symptoms, if it is continued more than the prescribed amount of time, one can become addicted to Xanax and become heavily dependent. Others who use this drug recreationally are either faking symptoms for by the drugs illegally from the streets. If you have become addicted to Xanax, visit Anaheim Lighthouse for treatment and care.

The Lifespan Of Xanax In The Body

Alprazolam or Xanax has a shorter life span inside the body compared to other drugs lasting for about 6 to 27 hours at best. How long the drug stays in your body depends on how long you have been taking it and dosage. The following is an approximate amount of time that Xanax stays in your body:

  • Urine:5 to 7 days.
  • Saliva: 5 days at best.
  • Blood: 1 to 6 days.
  • Hair: 1 to 7 days, but it can also last up to 90 days from the last intake, depending on the dosage.

The best way to pass a drug test is through treatment available at Anaheim Lighthouse

Types Of Tests

There are several tests that identify Xanax in your system. The tests are as follows:

  • Saliva Test: Saliva test can easily detect Xanax in your system right after you have taken the dosage. However, the Xanax cannot be identified from your system after two and a half days through a saliva test.
  • Urine Test: Urine test is more effective than the saliva test because the Xanax will show up for up to 5 to 7 days after the last administration. If you have taken Xanax and administering a urine test, it is highly likely that it will show up.
  • Blood Test: Xanax shows up to 1 hour after the dosage through a blood test. While some research finding a state that Xanax only shows up still 24 hours of administration, there have been reports of a blood test showing the presence of Xanax after six days of the administration. Whether it shows up in the blood test or not depends entirely on the dosage as well as how long you have been using Xanax.
  • Hair Test: A hair test will not immediately show the presence of Xanax in the system because it takes some time for the drug to reach the hair.

If you know someone who is fighting Xanax addiction, contact Anaheim Lighthouse for a successful recovery.

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