Avatar universal

Why is my methadone metabolite only in my urine but not positive for methadone?

I just Lost getting 4 take homes a week, because I was told I had the methadone metabolite but not testing positive for methadone itself. I take my medicine every day at the same time, and have been on methadone now for 4 years now. And apparently this has happened more than once to my drug screen. . . I know I did nothing wrong. I could use answers to make this right.
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
I can relate my clinic just told me t-e same thing and I don't understand it one of bit. I've heard of no metabolies but not this. So confused. But you can't argue with them because they don't make mistakes. Wrong!!! They make a lot!
Helpful - 0
18524847 tn?1465595901
I really wish I had the answer.  Clinics make it so hard to ask simple questions.   This is an article that sort of touches on the technical aspects of this:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2801695/  Basically, are they accusing you of not taking your methadone?
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community

Top Addiction Answerers
495284 tn?1333894042
City of Dominatrix, MN
Avatar universal
phoenix, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Is treating glaucoma with marijuana all hype, or can hemp actually help?
If you think marijuana has no ill effects on your health, this article from Missouri Medicine may make you think again.
Julia Aharonov, DO, reveals the quickest way to beat drug withdrawal.
Tricks to help you quit for good.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.