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Topic: Sociable crackers with poppy seeds
October 1st, 2006 09:52 PM
danny I just got through with some crackers that have poppy seeds in them. (sociable crackers) Am I gonna test positive for opiates if I am tested?

October 2nd, 2006 09:56 AM
Mamaklop I dont think so Danny, I dont think there is enough in that poppy to test positive but then again let us know what happens when they UA you at the clinic.
October 2nd, 2006 10:02 AM
Mamaklop Wait Danny I retract everything I said...LOL

(Edited by Mamaklop)
October 2nd, 2006 12:00 PM
mrmichael67 If you eat enough poppy seeds, you can test positive for opiates....morphine and codeine. From what I have read on the subject, levels are high enough after ingestion for detection, but drop off rather quickly.
October 2nd, 2006 12:20 PM
faith My clinic told me (when i first joined) that they do not test for opiods and they said that poppy seed muffins can cause a positive. They just don't check for it..or pot...

Sooo I would avoid the poppy seeds if you are with a clinic that tests for opiods
October 2nd, 2006 01:06 PM
mrmichael67 Your clinic doesn't test for opioids? Wow. If they were going to test for anything, you would think they would test for opioids seeing that methadone is a treatment for opioid addiction and that is why you are there in the first place. Around here, people would be lining up to go to that clinic......the ones that aren't serious about their treatment, that is.
October 2nd, 2006 01:13 PM
danny I'm not eating any more crackers with poppy seeds. I took seven crackers and didn't feel a thing! :-)

PS: I asked my counselor about this and she said that if I do test positive for opiates, that I can get a test that will distinguish between the amount of opiates in a cracker and what would be in a dose of narcotics.

PPS: Faith, are you sure about that? The main drug clinics test for is opiates. Ya know like percodan, dilaudid and such.
October 2nd, 2006 04:49 PM
faith Yeah Mr M. I know it sounds so stupid but they dont test for the when i did have my teeth out I passed the UA and had been on codiene...however the darn codiene did NOT work for ma anyway...But they dont care about the opiods because mostly it gets blocked...and then there is the issue of poppy seeds giving so many false positives..and I have volunteered at the homeless shelters and have used the food bank in the recent past, and they get a huge donation of poppyseed muffins each day, and many of the clients are from the homeless community, as our clinic is right downtown.

Anyway it sort of makes sense to me..but the big thing they worry about is boozers..and benzos as these drigs mixed with benzos can be a REAL death sentence..and it is so important to focus on these..
love Faith
October 2nd, 2006 04:59 PM
faith PS
I am curious now, as when they told me about the poppyseeds..and that they dont test for opiods I was still new and VERY sick fr benzo withdrawals..and funny but its a good thing they never knew I was on benzos as they wouldnt have allowed me to get on Methaodone if they had they make bezo addicts get clean of benzosbefore getting on methadone....
anyways I have NOT gone for a UA since July 9th..(actually the first time I ever wrote it on the calender, as I was wondering how often they test me..not very hey??) Could be so long as I have never abused since being in treatment, YEA FOR ME!! So I imagine this Thursday when I pick up my prescription..Methaone, they will ask me to go to the clinic to test..

Anyhow I eating a Garden Tomato right now and they are sooo good!! I am going to cut uyp just one more..gotta try eat 5-10 fruits and veggies a day! :)
October 3rd, 2006 04:41 AM
Faith....that's one of the weirdest things I've ever heard??!! The very first thing most clinics DO test for is opioids???!!! Maaaaan.....some people would give their left......ummmmm.....eyebrow to be at your clinic, LOL!!


October 3rd, 2006 12:42 PM
mrmichael67 I need to eat more fruits and veggies. I love a good Jersey tomato sandwich with mayo......toasted......KILLER......or a BLT.....or, even an LT. Now, I am getting hungry. Carol, actually, I think I would leave my right know, eyebrow.