It’s really easy to learn how to pass a saliva drug test as long as you know the tricks, and the products, that can ensure that you have no fears about being confronted with one.
In this quick guide to passing and oral drug test, you’re going to learn everything you need to know in five minutes do exactly that.
We will cover drug detection times, so you know how long drugs really stay in saliva. We will also talk about things you can do before a saliva drug test to remove drug metabolites from your mouth.
Plus, we will go through some strategies you can actually do while the test is being administered to minimize the chances of getting caught.
On top of all that, I’ll tell you about easy-to-use products that can neutralize your saliva in 30 seconds and ensure that you can always pass a saliva drug test, even if somebody standing in front of you waiting to do the test.
What Is A Saliva Drug Test?
A saliva drug test also called an oral drug test or a cotton swab drug test is easy to administer the type of drug test where a sample is taken from inside your mouth.
That sample of saliva is taken with a special bud. It’s actually not really a cotton bud, a cotton swab, but more usually a stick with a sponge or other soft material on the end that allows the gentle collection of a saliva sample.
It’s then put into a container, or held against strip (there are variations on how the sample is tested), and in just a few minutes you will get a positive or negative result for the drug types that the panel test kit looks for.
So it’s easy to administer, quick, and can be done anywhere. But how long after you have taken drugs will you be safe detection?
Drug Detection Times In Saliva
The good news about passing a saliva drug test is that drug detection times in saliva are relatively short when compared to urine drug sample testing. It has to be pointed out here though that the detection times in the list below are average times. That means they apply to your average, occasional drug user.
But if you are taking drugs every day, say you’re smoking weed every day, then you are always going to have drug metabolites in your saliva, in your urine, and in your blood.
Even if it’s not every day if you are taking high doses of something every few days, it can still lead to a backup of metabolites, meaning that you are going to always test positive. So you need to be honest about your own use, to understand the level of risk you are at.
The average drug test times in saliva are as follows:
Marijuana 36 hours
Cocaine up to 24 hours
Opiates up to 36 hours
Methamphetamines up to 72 hours
PCP up to 48 hours
Amphetamines up to 24 hours
Heroin up to 48 hours
LSD up to 12 hours
On top of the drug detection times in saliva, you also have to take into account the type of test you could face.
Just like urine testing, the most basic type of all sample drug test is a five-panel kit. These test for the following drugs/byproducts:
COC: cocaine, crack
OPI: opium and heroin
MET: methamphetamine and MDMA (ecstasy)
So the basic drug test is going to catch you out for nearly all the major drug groupings. When it comes to stacking that up alongside the ease of administration, and you can see why even the most basic type of cheap oral sample drug test can be so dangerous.
What’s insidious about this drug testing is that you could have smoked a joint in your own time at the weekend, be tested on Tuesday, test positive, and lose your job. You haven’t been under the influence on company time, you have done what you want a private individual, yet because you have not learned how to pass a saliva drug test, you get caught out. That’s really not fair, and we need to change that right now.
How Long Does THC Stay In Saliva?
I just want to talk about how long does THC stay in saliva on its own. The reason for that is because it can vary a lot more than other drugs.
THC metabolites can bind to cells in the body more readily than other drugs. So if you take cocaine, it mostly works its way out in a linear progression over a couple of days, or more if you are a heavy user. But the amount of metabolites continues to decrease until there are none left.
But with THC, you can test clean for several days, but then THC metabolites detach from the cells in your body, and you could then test positive again. So although the average detection times for THC are not long, THC can stay much longer in saliva than other drugs if you are unlucky.
The Danger With Cotton Swab Drug Tests
So you’ve probably started already realize the danger with cotton swab drug tests, but let’s run through all the problems (but for them these are benefits) here:
Anyone can administer a cotton swab drug test
They are perfect for on the spot drug testing
They don’t need special equipment to test results
There is no delay in getting the results
You could face mouth swab drug testing in a wide variety of circumstances
Saliva kits are cheap so any company can use them
No privacy issues with using them
One of the big worries for people outside the USA is roadside drug testing now. The UK and Australia are two notable Western countries that have already introduced roadside drug testing standards. Although there is a battle in the USA over whether it’s constitutional, since the legalization of marijuana, roadside drug testing has started to increase there as well.
In the USA, it’s sometimes used for pre-employment drug testing as well, especially at short notice. You could have an interview, and then at the end of the interview they say they would like to offer you the job and they have to do background checks, but first, they need to take a sample of saliva to do a drug test.
Or, anywhere, but especially in the USA, on-the-job, somebody could walk up to you and ask to take a sample on the spot as well.
So as you can see, there is an incredible danger with the instant administration and results that can be obtained by using cotton swab drug testing. That’s why it’s crucial that you understand the process, and prepare yourself as much as you can.
How To Prepare For A Saliva Drug Test
The great news is that there are some easy ways you can prepare for a saliva drug test, but obviously these tactics are only useful if you get some notice of the test happening.
Stop taking in drug toxins and brush your teeth several times per day. A real good clean, all along the gum line both inside and out. On the top of the tongue, underneath the tongue, your cheeks, and the roof of your mouth.
Mouthwash can also be effective. Used alongside brushing your teeth, it can be even more so. The combination of using mouthwash frequently and cleaning your teeth helps to flush the toxins away with your saliva and to keep generating more saliva, which means the drug toxins work their way out of your body more quickly.
If it’s only cannabis metabolites that you will have in your body, then eat several fatty meals in the days leading up to your test. Fat creates bile, and THC metabolites readily attach to this, and then evacuate it through the bowels. So the more fat you eat, the more bile there will be, and the more metabolites that will be emitted from the body.
Drink plenty of water. This will help your system to work more quickly, eradicating more toxins. Plus, you are flushing the saliva metabolites out of your mouth regularly as well, contributing to them being processed by the body faster.
How To Hijack & Pass An Oral Drug Test
Now in an ideal world, you’ll have low metabolite levels in your body, and you’ll get some notice, which means you just have to abstain from taking drugs and do the tips we just talked about.
However, the world isn’t ideal, and if you want to learn how to pass a saliva drug test, you’re going to have to face the reality that it’s just as likely to be on the spot, with no notice, as it is to have enough time to carry out the tips we’ve talked about.
An oral drug test is administered with the aim of trying to collect saliva from the areas where drug metabolites are most likely to be gathered. This means along the gum line, especially the inside gumline. It also means under the tongue, and all around the floor of your mouth inside your bottom teeth.
So anything you can do to stop the mouth swab being put fully into those areas of the mouth will help you to stand a great chance of having a saliva sample collected that doesn’t actually contain any metabolites:
Disrupt the mouth swab drug test by coughing, moving your head, making it difficult for whoever is doing the test to collect a sample from deep in your mouth.
Suggest you have a strong gag reflex, or that you have a sore jaw so you can’t open your mouth very far. Both of these things can stop people from proving too deeply into the mouth.
Under some circumstances, you have actually given the mouth swab yourself and asked to take a sample from a certain area of the mouth. Simply ignore these instructions and disguise what you are doing with your hand slightly, to take a sample from higher up on the outside of your cheek instead. You can practice doing this at home with a normal cotton swab.
Products To Pass A Saliva Drug Test With
So now you know how to pass a saliva drug test without any specialist products. It’s possible, and plenty of people do it successfully. If you have notice of the cotton swab drug test, then it’s perfectly possible to pass it as long as you abstain from drugs and keep moving the saliva out of your mouth.
If you don’t have noticed, if you have low toxin levels, you could get lucky by hijacking the way the cotton swab drug test is administered.
But unfortunately, if you are a regular drug user, then you are probably going to get caught with an on the spot mouth swab drug test. So you need to know how to pass an oral drug test using specialist products instead.
Specialist saliva neutralizing mouthwash products are actually very affordable. You only have to pay around $30 to get a decent one.
Ultra Klean Saliva Detox is a very good quality product that is affordable and discreet. It’s a small 1 fluid ounce bottle that you can carry on you.
All you have to do is have a few minutes on your own prior to the drug test. Then you can pour the contents of the bottle into your mouth, swill them around for about 30 seconds, and then spit it out.
Toxin Rid Rescue Wash is another great mouthwash products. It’s probably the best, which is why it’s slightly more expensive than Ultra Klean.
There is great reassurance in the fact it’s made by the same people who make Toxin Rid detox pills. Those are the best detox pills on the market, and it shows that the company is not just out to rip you off.
Now there is a downside to these very affordable saliva neutralizing mouthwash products. Understanding the downside is crucial to learning how to pass a saliva drug test.
Although they are discreet, you have to be out of sight of people to use them. Which means you have to have some notice of the test.
Sure, in emergency circumstances, say you’re working in a factory and you see them doing tests right next to you, you could discreetly open the bottle, swish the solution around, and then just swallow it. But that’s risky and not particularly healthy.
So if you want to pass an oral drug test, saliva neutralizing mouthwash is only an option if you are sure you are going to get at least one minute out of sight of other people.
For me, the best way to pass a saliva drug test is to use Oral Clear saliva neutralizing gum. Actually, it’s not really gum at all. It’s a capsule of liquid. It’s quite large but still discreet.
You don’t chew it like gum either. You put the capsule into your mouth, pop it between your teeth, and then work the solution around your mouth for about 30 seconds. Then you swallow the lot, the liquid and the capsule.
So as you can see already, Oral Clear is far more discreet than saliva neutralizing mouthwash for passing an oral drug test.
This makes Oral Clear the perfect solution for roadside drug testing as well. When you are being pulled over, you can simply put the capsule into your mouth and be completely free of metabolites before the cop even walks up to your window.
At work, even if you are confronted with somebody asking for a sample on the spot, you can still use Oral Clear. With the person right in front of you, you can pull out the capsule in the palm of your hand, put your hand in your mouth and cough a couple of times to distract while you put the capsule in your mouth and pop it.
You can then discreetly move the solution around your mouth for about 30 seconds, maybe coughing again to disguise it with a hand over your mouth, and then swallow.
That makes it perfect for interviews as well. If you get caught out, you can literally cough and do the same thing. In most circumstances, you will get a few seconds grace while they are preparing the test, or moving around when they will be directly looking at you. Even if they have a suspicion, or think it’s strange, there is literally no way they can prove you have done anything to beat the oral drug test they are about to administer.
So as you can see, there are definitely ways that you can learn to pass an oral drug test. Even without using specialist products, as long as your drug metabolite exposure levels are not too high, then there is definitely a chance that you can clear out toxins in advance, or hijack the test enough to pass.
And if you want to use specialist products, then you have neutralizing mouthwash products, and incredible Oral Clear neutralizing gum as options to help you get your saliva clean, even if somebody is literally standing right in front of you waiting to administer the test.