How to Clean Your System from Drugs Fast


There are a range of options to ‘beat’ a drug test if you are about to undergo a urine or hair sample analysis test. Unfortunately, the other common form of drug testing is blood testing, and this often screens for a wider variety of chemicals, drugs and toxins. The nature of blood testing means that it can be much harder to beat if you think you may have banned substances in your system.

Blood drug tests are not routinely used as they are more invasive than other forms of toxicology testing, require a phlebotomist or qualified person to draw the blood sample, and the window for them to be able to detect drugs in the blood stream is smaller than with urine or hair samples. However, they are the most accurate form of test and almost impossible to trick or contaminate, so are used in certain circumstances.

Blood Testing Timeline

Blood testing can accurately detect a range of drugs and toxins in your system, but they have a limited time frame, ranging from 3 hours to 2 weeks depending on the type of substance.

A general timeline for some of the more common substances able to be detected in the blood for up to:

Alcohol: 10 hours

Amphetamines: 12 hours

Marijuana: Up to 2 weeks

Cocaine: 2 days

Heroin: 12 hours

LSD: 3 hours

Ecstasy: 2 days

Methamphetamine72 hours

Morphine: 8 hours

Nicotine: 3 days

How to Clean Your System

If you are anticipating that you will be asked to provide a blood sample for substance testing and you think that you may have been exposed to drugs, there are some things that you can do to help clear your system. These might include detoxing supplements, hot/cold treatments, massage, saunas, dry brushing, diet and exercise. Additionally you may find some of the suggestions from this web link helpful.

Sauna Detox

The idea behind using a sauna is that the heat draws out the toxins from your fat cells. Once they have been drawn out of the fat and into your blood stream, they can be flushed out of your body faster in your sweat and urine. Although sauna’s have been used for thousands of years to flush toxins out the idea reached new fame when Scientology’s founder L. Ron Hubbard developed a detoxification program that included a long sauna session, exercise, vitamins and ingesting certain oils. Hubbard’s idea, founded on older traditions, was that the exercise combined with the heat from the sauna would sweat out toxins held in the fat cells and then the vitamins and oils ingested would replace the what was sweated out. So essentially replacing good with bad.

Saunas are popular with athletes after a workout to help relax the muscles, with increased blood flow as well as increased calorie burn being additional bonuses to the detoxifying effects.


Although the diet industry is notorious for making outlandish claims about the properties of their products, there has been research that indicates including certain foods in your diet can help remove toxins from your system. Adding herbs like coriander, including nori (seaweed), or increasing your fiber are all recommended ways to help flush toxins out of your system.

Part of a normal detox diet also includes increasing your water consumption (but no more than 1l of water every hour), yet, although juices are popular and will give you an instant boost, they don’t usually provide enough fiber to truly aid a detox program so you need to ensure a balanced diet.

However, increasing your consumption of certain fruit and vegetables can help kick your digestive system into overdrive.


Start your day by including the juice of a lemon each morning with a large glass of hot or warm water to kick start your digestive system and help give your liver and kidneys a cleansing boost. Although excess consumption of citrus fruit can cause stomach cramps, so don’t go overboard.

Go Green

Increasing the greenery in your diet can provide a boost in chlorophyll, which is often suggested to increase liver function as it is similar to the protein hemoglobin found in your blood. More detailed information on chlorophyll can be found from many sources including here: Chlorophyll is often taken as a supplement as it may not be as easily digested in plant form. This is often the reason why green juices are recommended as part of a detox program. Some of the green foods that can be helpful include spinach, alfalfa, wheatgrass and kale.


Another very popular food to cleanse the blood. Often recommended to help fight colds and flu garlic is loaded with vitamins and is reputed to be able to help boost the livers ability to remove toxins from the digestive system. It can be eaten raw or cooked to great advantage.


L Ron Hubbard suggests that ingesting vegetable oils can help detoxification by replacing the fat-soluble toxins excreted when you sweat. Adding hemp, avocado, olive or flaxseed oils to your diet can give the toxins somewhere to attach to other than your fat cells and make it easier for the body to flush them out of your system. There’s also the more dubious idea that increasing oils in your diet physically stop toxins from adhering to the wall of your intestine.


Although some vegetables do need to be cooked in order to release their vitamins and minerals, onions, carrots, broccoli, cabbage and beets eaten raw (or lightly steamed) are reputed to give your liver a boost as they are high in sulphur which helps to break down toxins).


A good massage is meant to be able to move toxins through your lymphatic system, releasing them back into your blood stream where they can be processed and flushed out. This is why massage therapists generally suggest that you rest for 30mins post massage and drink a large glass of water or herbal tea.

Detoxing Faster

Regularly including foods that aid with flushing out your system and combining with sauna and exercise can make your detoxification efforts even more effective. When you need an extra fast boost to flush your system look to adding a detox supplement to help your efforts.