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Jul 14 15 3:37 PM

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I have been on MMT about 30 years, of which, have been totally and honestly clean for 21 of those years. Now, for the first time in over 20 years, my UA came back showing "diluted". I have had monthly take homes for the last 18 years, and now I risk losing them over this. My counselor called me this morning and told me she doesn't believe it, and really is in my corner, but said it is basically up to the clinic director. I am on HBP medicine, and a diurectic, but I've been on these for years. I haven't started anything new, or changed anything. I don't know what to do. It's not fair because I did nothing wrong. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Jul 24 15 4:47 AM

Why do they think the UA was 'diluted'? Did it have a low amount of creatinine in it? The diuretics would definitely be causing that.

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Jul 24 15 4:43 PM

The federal accreditation guidelines are pretty clear that no decisions should be made (takehomes revoked, phase level changed, etc.) over just one drug test alone. I would also think that your long history of compliance would mean something. I'm holding on to hope that everything will be fine for you. Did you offer to give another urine? I would (and just make sure you don't drink hardly any water or other liquids before so your urine is really concentrated)... silly we have to do those types of things sometimes. Surely though you won't loose takehomes or be reduced in phase over ONE drug screen in all those decades of favorable UA's. Keep us posted.

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Jul 25 15 5:34 AM

Yes that's true, no decision is supposed to be made over 1 UA, as people can get things like false positives. What did your clinic say they were going to do, did they offer you the option of retesting or anything like that? Did you have methadone and methadone metabolite positive in the sample? If you did, I really cannot see what their problem is!

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Aug 4 15 7:28 PM

Yes I would think the lasix or diuretic is the culprit there but you would think 30 years might atleast give you the opportunity to state your case about the diuretic and all.

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Aug 26 15 8:39 PM

How did this work out?

   I assume this all worked out OK?

   I had a similar thing happen a year or so ago. After 10-15 years of UAs without incident, my counselor asked me what happened. Apparentlyy I had all sorts of everything in my screen. Everything from pot and booze to coke and benzos. Luckily, the date they had for the UA wasn't even a day I was there. So it was pretty obvious that it wasn't mine. It was just a lab mix-up. This both scared me to death and then re-assured me a little bit. I was scared that it happened. I mean, come on? But what if it had been just an opiate or something more likely? Well, I hate that I have to prove I'm doing nothing wrong all the time. On the other hand, they really didn't make a big ddeal about it and never threatened my carries or anything like that. they were fairly reasonable. If they do it correctly, and use the UA as just one tool to determine compliance, I don't mind so much. You can certainly tell by the trends if a person is having difficulties, and with what. We all know that some staff can use it as a draconian ban hammer, though.

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