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Q: i took a drug test for cps it came back positive for meth i take 30 mg addreall can that be why?

i have not done any meth and they took my granddaughter cause of this can someoone please help[ me
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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
9/14/11 6:38pm

gena

 

Thank you for your question and welcome to ADHDCentral.com.

 

I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice.

 

Adderall can show up on drug screenings as amphetamines. If you have a prescription for Adderall, I would think this should be taken into consideration. I would suggest contacting an attorney since they took your granddaughter. Did you have custody of her?

 

There is more about drug screenings and ADHD medication at:

 

Employment Drug Screening and ADHD Medications

 

Eileen

 

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help us plz, Community Member
2/11/14 2:06am
Yes I had perm custody before she was taken Oct 16.. my daughter signed her over to me in court when she was a baby.judge gave me perm custody.she has been with me since birth.she is 3 now mom testified false allegations in this recent court n trying to get custody back of her after 3 years of nothing.I'm on a case plan with sicservices...but so is my daughter......soc serv say theyhave to w ork with me to reunite since I had perm cust last..im nervous...im not guilty of the neglect .I had a false pos drug test.for meth..I'm on arsenal.that test was not confirmed at a lab..they refused to send it to lab to ghost e confirmed...I went to hospital got a drug test done just a couple hours after the false pos one...I only tested pos for meds I'm prescribed.and they sent off to lab to he confirmed..came back fine..I also had a fair test..judge refused to look at my evidence .itinerary haven't been able to prove my innocence..don't trust social services..they want me to work with my daughter .and agree to joint custody...I don't want joint ..my daughter cannot take care of herself let alone this baby....will judge give me back my baby? I have done everywhere hinges they ask .weekly random drug test and pill counts..and plus almost completed sub abuse treatment at pathways...it will be done by the time I go back to court on march 10. . I don't have a lawyer now...can't pay him.any language Niger..this cough date is for the 2 nd review......I'm a b envious wreck..my baby is in distress..stopped using potty..my oldest daughter gas temp cuts of her.and she whips her for crying for me..a d her 5 year old son torments my baby . Makes her cry .and she gets whipped for that too..I never whipped her .i used time out...I'm very scared..social services won't let baby even visit in my home...we are close to court date...I have not received a fair hearring thru anybof this..soc serv has violiated mine n the babies rights overmn over .from day 1...I have a diff worker now..but dknt kn o wg at to think..had this baby sincenbirth .my cust was perm .until this false pos test...judge would not accept my certified lab records.plus a year of monthly random from my .dr..instant a fair hearing...my tatty didn't even call my witnesses....I don't know what to do... .can my daughter get her back in march..with my chest be I g perm .she signed her over to me in court I. Front of the judge..she is pretty much homeless and preg again...I afraid for my baby.....I haven't done anything to deserve this...I haveprovided for hher a d lived her her whole z3years of life..she bonded with me...she has vecon e my life my world..I am disabled so we pretty much have been together 24/7... I. Grieving over her so bad..and she is too.she was first put in states custody.for a few weeks...this is so wrong.I didn't kn o my rights on appeal..I was never I informed..I want an tatty .that is not afraid to fight for our rights..to get my baby hone. In march...sue ..or just get her home.march 10 . Will make 5 months she Been away fro. Home....can someone please help me ... I have income tax money to hire a new atty....if one will cone forward a d not acraid to go up against tbem .like the previos one...afraid to stand up for us...and henis. O longer my atty...the baby has guardian ofnkidium..but she has never spoken to me nor ever laid eyes on my baby.....someone ....everyone ...please help us.....m Reply
Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
2/17/14 8:45am

Oh this sounds like such a difficult and heartbreaking case. I do hope your in your next hearing the judge listens and makes the right decision. I would certainly look into hiring an attorney, either with your income tax money or contacting your local bar association and asking if there are any attorneys or organizations in your area that provide low cost or free lawyer services - sometimes you can find an attorney who will work on a income basis rather than a flat fee or ones that will take cases pro se.

 

Please check back and let me know how the hearing goes.

 

Eileen

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Ashley c, Community Member
3/11/14 9:48pm
yes ADDEROL shows on (a) Drug Screen as AMPHETAMINES and METHPHETAMINES. Ive found information informing of a certain test that has to be conducted in order to determine that it is not Meth It has to be solely requested from you If the test result is positive, it is helpful to confirm it with gas-chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). In some cases, a test will register a false positive. This can result from interfering factors such as some foods, prescription medications, and other drugs. The GC-MS will help tell the difference between a false positive or a true positive, resulting from the presence of an illegal drug. I'm Ashley btw, your Dr should have medical info in which states that the meds your on can & most certainly will show a false positive for meth so the conducting technician testing your specimen in a lab will know to perform the GC-MS test toward the false positive so that it can be broke down against an illicit drug in turn showing the real drug that tested falsely Reply
Steve, Community Member
9/15/11 12:50pm

Depending on the type of drug test used, you may have grounds to contest the result. If the rapid urine or saliva test were used and a lab confirmation was not done to confirm the initial positive screen then it is not worth the paper it is written on. The FDA clearance for these devices requires a lab confirmation due to the fact there is a good chance of operator error and also false positives due to prescriptions and certain foods and food supplements. A medical review done by a physician who is a certified medical review officer should also be done to assure prescriptions do not cause a false positive. In my 19 years experience  in the drug testing industry in Texas, the fact that our industry is not regulated, the qualifications and skills of drug testing providers will vary greatly from well trained and qualified to no training at all. Also look for key wording about the result such as trace amount of drug or a drug has not been used recently. If you see these contest the result.

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Ashley c, Community Member
3/19/12 11:03am

Yes if u read my post on all of these adhd blogs, I describe how Ive recently been done by the court system due to falsely failed drug screens. I dont know exactly why Adderol is indeed showing up as meth on a drug test but im living proof that it is as well as many others that has dealt with this same issue. I mean there is people out there that is losing their jobs, going to jail, and not to mention just flat out embarrased from the false results. Im still on a hard core mission in researching any and all info I can to give and make some kind of sense out of this havoc issue. Of course I feel as if the legal system could care less about determining why it is or believeing it truly is false results b/c a failed drug test to them means more money in their pockets, so its almost lik fighting a losing battle. Now if adderol wasnt a behavioral medicine I might could understand them not having any concern to how it falsely failing for meth would effect the average joe. But a person that has been diagnosed with adhd with out a doubt needs this medication in order to lead a normal life. And so forth, its like a slap in the face when whosoever conducts a drug screen and determines it to be a positive screen for meth w/o considering the adderol the subject has been prescribed treating behavior issues. Exspecially if that subject is found guilty and punished for the falsely failed drug screen. I pray there is someone out there reading or is made aware of this life destroying fact who has some authority and does something/anything to establish why its shows up, how it can be fixed, and most certainly put an end to the ones who hold office within criminal law who are taking advantage of the situration by getting rich off the ones who are in drug court, court refferals, or on probation. Im sure there is people out there that abuses this medication, b/c for every drug theres abusers but in the case were a person clinically needs it, well in my opinion they shouldnt be treated any different than someone who has to take insulin or heart meds in order to stay alive, So yes ADDEROL shows on (a) Drug Screen as AMPHETAMINES and METHPHETAMINES. Ive found information informing of a certain test that has to be conducted in order to determine that it is not Meth It has to be solely requested from you If the test result is positive, it is helpful to confirm it with gas-chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). In some cases, a test will register a false positive. This can result from interfering factors such as some foods, prescription medications, and other drugs. The GC-MS will help tell the difference between a false positive or a true positive, resulting from the presence of an illegal drug. . So I guess in reality its up to the test conductor to have the final judgement and say on whether or not you are a METH HEAD or somebody thats just trying to live as normal as you can even if it takes a medication to help you do that

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chrystal, Community Member
2/24/13 3:00pm

I am dealing with Child Protective Services in Comal County, Texas. My children were taken away based on an oral fluid drug screen, which came back, "presumtive positive" the CPS dept states that they are not required to send the results to the lab for GC-MS confirmation. They state the Judge does not require it either.  I took matters into my own hands and demanded that a second test be taken immediately after the first one, that must be sent to a lab.  I take ephedrine HCL for my asthma, I know for a fact that this is the medication causing a "false-positive" result.  My family has been torn apart, my children have been gone for almost 1 month.  What can we do to ensure that CPS caseworkers and Judges are "EDUCATED" with regards to this problem?   

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By gena, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/17/14, First Published: 09/14/11