Happy new year! You’re feeling like death, right?
Well have no fear, you’re not the only one.
We imagine that at one point or another over the next few days, people taking drugs have probably wondered how long they will stay in their system.
And we’re sure you’re just reading this article for a friend.
How long each drug will stay in your – sorry, your friend’s – system depends entirely on what they (you) have taken.
For example, although the effects of cocaine only last for around 30 minutes, users are actually looking at at least 150 times that length of time – around three days – for it to be flushed from their bodies.
Some people even have traces of coke in there for months. Excellent.
Metro.co.uk has looked into how long each of the following Class A drugs will stick around in your system. Brace yourselves.
The effects of cocaine usually wear off pretty quickly… we’re talking between 20 and 30 minutes.
However, it will usually continue to show in your urine for between 12 hours to three days.
If you (or your friend) take it regularly, it will take a lot longer for the drug to leave your body.
Specific tests will be able to trace cocaine in a users blood system for up to three months. Same goes for tests that look for drug traces in your hair.
Ecstasy (also known by its chemical name, MDMA) is often seen as the original designer drug.
The effects take about half an hour to kick in and tend to last between three to six hours, followed by a gradual comedown.
Ecstasy will usually sit in your blood for up to two days, and your urine for three to four.
But your hair? MDMA can be traced for up to 90 days in there.
Many people think heroin shows in your system for longer than the likes of cocaine, or even MDMA.
But this isn’t actually the case.
The Class A drug shows up in your bloodstream for 12 hours and your urine for three to four days, just like many others.
It also shows in your hair follicles for up to 90 days.
However, heroin is considered one of the most addictive – and destructive – drugs to take.
LSD – which is also referred to as acid – sticks around for a shorter amount of time than other Class A drugs.
However, if you’re caught with the powerful hallucinogenic drug in your possession, you could be looking at up to seven years behind bars.
LSD itself will stay in your blood for two to three hours and your urine for one to three days.
Unlike the likes of ecstasy and heroine, however, it will only show in your hair for up to three days.
Shrooms will show up in your urine for up to eight hours, around a third of the time of some of the other substances under the Class A bracket.
But like others, they can remain in hair follicles for up to 90 days.
Some studies and sources report, however, that users can suffer long-term changes.
These include flashbacks, and even altered personalities. These changes have reportedly lasted for up to a year.
This stuff stays in your blood for up to 24 hours and your urine for two to seven days.
The drug will also show in your hair follicles for up to 90 days.
It’s used by medical professionals to help heroin addicts transition off the drug.
However, it is highly addictive, and possessing it when it’s not medically necessary or dealing it is a crime.
If you’re caught supplying someone else with it – even your friends – you could be sentenced to life imprisonment.
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