Drug Detection Times
Drug Time Table

Drug detection times indicate the period after you last used a drug. Drug testing can reveal its presence or resulting metabolites in your specimen. Drug detection times are affected by frequency of use, type of specimen, test method, cutoff levelsmetabolism, and other factors.

The time table below was designed to help you understand the variety of drugs, their common names, medical usage, and the period of time they may be detected in the body. It includes commonly-abused drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, hash, methamphetamine and other amphetamines. The detection periods refer to Urine, Blood and Saliva specimens. All substances will remain in the hair follicle until the specified period of usage is cut off. Most hair tests will test for a period of 90 to 120 days depending on growth. The urinalysis test is the most commonly-used drug testing method in today.

Stimulants
Amphetamine
Common Drug Names

Biphetamine, Dexedrine; Black Beauties, White Crosses

Medical Uses

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obesity, narcolepsy

Drug Detection Times

2-5 days

Cocaine
Common Drug Names

Coke, Crack, Snow

Medical Uses

Local anesthetic, vasoconstrictor

Drug Detection Times

2-5 days

Methamphetamine
Common Drug Names

Desoxyn; Crank, Crystal, Glass, Ice, Speed

Medical Uses

ADHD, obesity, narcolepsy

Drug Detection Times

3-5 days

Methylphenidate
Common Drug Names

Ritalin

Medical Uses

ADHD, narcolepsy

Drug Detection Times

1-2 days

Nicotine
Common Drug Names

Habitrol patch, Nicorette gum, Nicotrol spray, Prostep patch; Cigars, Cigarettes, Smokeless tobacco, Snuff, Spit tobacco

Medical Uses

Treatment for nicotine dependence

Drug Detection Times

4-10 days

Hallucinogens and Other Compounds
LSD
Common Drug Names

Acid, Microdot

Medical Uses

None

Drug Detection Times

7-10 days

Mescaline
Common Drug Names

Buttons, Cactus, Mesc, Peyote

Medical Uses

None

Drug Detection Times

5-7 days

Phencyclidine & Analogs
Common Drug Names

PCP; Angel Dust, Boat, Hog, Love Boat

Medical Uses

Anesthetic (veterinary)

Drug Detection Times

2-8 days

Psilocybin
Common Drug Names

Magic Mushroom, Purple Passion, Shrooms

Medical Uses

None

Drug Detection Times

5-7 days

Amphetamine variants
Common Drug Names

DOB, DOM, MDA, MDMA; Adam, Ecstasy, STP, XTC

Medical Uses

None

Drug Detection Times

5-7 days

Marijuana
Common Drug Names

Blunt, Grass, Herb, Pot, Reefer, Chronic, Smoke, Weed

Medical Uses

Limited, Analgesic

Drug Detection Times

See Marijuana Usage Chart

Hashish
Common Drug Names

Hash

Medical Uses

Limited, Analgesic

Drug Detection Times

See Hashish Usage Chart

Tetrahydrocannabinol
Common Drug Names

Marinol, THC

Medical Uses

Antiemetic

Drug Detection Times

See THC Usage Chart

Anabolic Steroids
Common Drug Names

Testosterone (T/E ratio), Stanazolol, Nandrolone

Medical Uses

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Drug Detection Times

Oral: up to 3 weeks (for testosterone and others); Injected: up to 3 months (Nandrolone up to 9 months)

Opiates and Morphine Derivatives
Codeine
Common Drug Names

Tylenol w/codeine, Robitussin A-C, Empirin w/codeine, Fiorinal w/codeine

Medical Uses

Analgesic, antitussive

Drug Detection Times

5-7 days

Heroin
Common Drug Names

Diacetylmorphine; Horse, Smack

Medical Uses

None

Drug Detection Times

5-7 days

Methadone
Common Drug Names

Amidone, Dolophine, Methadose

Medical Uses

Analgesic, treatment for opiate dependence

Drug Detection Times

5-7 days

Morphine
Common Drug Names

Roxanol, Duramorph

Medical Uses

Analgesic

Drug Detection Times

5-7 days

Opium
Common Drug Names

Laudanum, Paregoric; Dover's Powder

Medical Uses

Analgesic, antidiarrheal

Drug Detection Times

5-7 days

Depressants
Alcohol
Common Drug Names

Beer, Wine, Liquor

Medical Uses

Antidote for methanol poisoning

Drug Detection Times

24-48 hours

Barbiturates
Common Drug Names

Amytal, Nembutal, Seconal, Phenobarbital; Barbs

Medical Uses

Anesthetic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative

Drug Detection Times

2 days - 4 weeks

Benzodiazepines
Common Drug Names

Ativan, Halcion, Librium, Rohypnol, Valium; Roofies, Tranks, Xanax

Medical Uses

Antianxiety, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative

Drug Detection Times

7-10 days

Methaqualone
Common Drug Names

Quaalude, Ludes

Medical Uses

None

Drug Detection Times

2 weeks

Marijuana Detection Time Based on Usage
 Usage at 1 time only  5-8 days
 Usage at 2-4 times per month  11-18 days
 Usage at 2-4 times week  23-35 days
 Usage at 5-6 times per week  33-48 days
 Daily Usage  49-63 days