• linda linda
    June 24, 2010
    why would a benzo show up in a urine drug screen if I haven't taken one in a long long time?
    linda linda
    June 24, 2010

    I went in for a routine drug screen for a new job.  I take medications for a post lumbar fracture, But I dont take a benzodiazepine.

    send me a message back asap.   I can list my medications that I have taken if that would help?

     

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  • Mike Martin January 22, 2013
    Mike Martin
    January 22, 2013

    I run a sober living home and we test for benzos.  A list would help, but I would call or go to a local pharmacy and ask a professional, and they will be able to confirm if anything you are taking will show up as a benzo.

     

    Benzo's include sedatives like ativan, valium or xanax to name a few and can only be prescribed.

     

    Not sure what you mean by a long long time, but I have had clients enter our program from rehabs who were prescibed ativan 2-3 times daily for 3-7 days for detox and it showed in their test for up to 30-60 days.

     

    hope this helps

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