Detoxing, what is it you might ask. Well, detoxification is the process that one’s body goes through to rid itself of the presence of drugs and their metabolites in the human body. Often times, people have to do this when they are on such hard drugs as heroin or alcohol. Detox centers are medical institutions where people will go to carryout this process. Detox is necessary in order to pass a drug test without the use of adulterants.
People are often amazed at the ease with which the public can obtain products that are marketed, designed, and sold to defraud urine drug use screening tests. For purpose of this article, I will refer to these products as masking products and will discuss ways in which some businesses sell them on the Internet. Masking products fall into one of four categories:
dilution - substances that are added to a urine specimen at the time it is collected or are ingested before an individual submits a urine Specimen
cleansing substances that detoxify or cleanse the urine and are ingested prior to the time that an individual submits a urine specimen
adulterants that are used to destroy or alter the chemical make-up of drugs and are added to a urine specimen at the time that it is provided for testing; and
synthetic urine or drug-free urine that is substituted in place of an individual's specimen and provided for testing.
If you suspect that a urine sample may have been altered or "masked", you should consider using a urine adulteration test to check the sample.
If you search the Internet you will find a wide array of products available to mask drug use. These web sites openly sell products that are used to mask the presence of illegal drugs when a urine drug test is administered. They are brazenly marketed on web sites by vendors who boast of periodically reformulating their products so that they will not be detected in the drug test process. In addition to an array of products designed to dilute, cleanse, or substitute urine specimens submitted to testers by drug users, approximately 400 different products are available to adulterate urine samples. The sheer number of these products, and the ease with which they are marketed and distributed through the Internet, present formidable obstacles to the integrity of the drug testing process.
When an individual occasionally uses marijuana and cocaine, they will often be told to purchase herbal supplements and minerals to take orally prior to the drug test. These products are said to act as cleansers or detoxifiers.
When an individual uses marijuana and cocaine on a daily basis and subject to random drug tests, they will often be told to purchase synthetic urine or adulterants that are added to a urine specimen. The prices of these products range from about $30 to $79.
LAWS PERTAINING TO MASKING PRODUCTS
Currently, there are a variety of laws related to the sale of drug masking products. Under federal law, if such products are determined to be "drug paraphernalia," an individual may be prosecuted for selling them pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 863. However, I have not found any reported federal cases in which individuals have been prosecuted for such sales. In contrast, some states specifically prohibit the manufacture, marketing, or distribution of drug masking products. For example, New Jersey, Florida, and Kentucky broadly outlaw the sale of any product designed to defraud or falsify a drug screening test. In some states, such as Louisiana and Texas, it is illegal for an individual to knowingly or intentionally deliver or manufacture substances designed to falsify or alter drug test results.
Additionally, at least nine other states (Arkansas, Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia) have outlawed the sale of urine or adulterants for the purpose of passing drug tests. Of the nine states, only one--South Carolina--has prosecuted at least two individuals for marketing and selling masking products: one who sold urine substitution kits over the Internet and another who advertised that his store carried products that are used to pass drug tests by cleansing the system. Also, of the nine states, Illinois and Kentucky have made the offense punishable as a felony; South Carolina and North Carolina have made a second offense punishable as a felony; and it is a misdemeanor offense in the remaining states.