Facts About 5 Panel Drug Test

Today, drug addicts increase. Many misunderstood drug addicts for having a low reputation and temptation, that makes them hooked in drugs. In reality, drug addiction is a disease. It is very hard to quit. The drugs damages the brain, which make quitting more difficult. So, today, drug testing is being required in most institutions. Schools and Company requires you to undergo drug test being being admitted. All drug test comes in different panels, and each panels is for one specific drug to be tested and determine. Take for example the five panel.

What is 5 panel?

The 5 panel drug test is the most common drug test that is being conducted especially by the government. It includes “street drugs” that includes marijuana, cocaine, PCP, opiates, and amphetamines. Department of Transportation also uses 5 panel in examining the taxi drivers, bus drivers, and truck drivers. The test usually take up to one to two working days.

The 5 panel

Cocaine. Commonly in form of white powder. It came from the dried leaves of coca plant. Though it is transformed into powder, its fresh leaves can be chewed too, but the effect is lesser. Cocaine when taken will make you more hyper and energetic that is why it is mostly used by the people who works at night. It is being used also to increase the appetite.

Amphetamine. Usually in form of pills and being snorted. Same effects with cocaine, increase appetite and make you more active, but lesser the effects. Although it is illegal, it can be used as medicine and prescription is being provided.

Opiate. Usually found in South East Asia. It is used to create illicit drugs. It makes the user feel euphoria. Makes the user more relax and also serves as pain reliever. It can be smoked, injected and snorted. Though it is illegal, it is widely used in the field of medicines.

PCP. Phencyclidine is a synthetic chemical. It can be smoked, injected, and snorted too. It commonly used as tranquilizer for wild animals.

Marijuana. Also known as weed. It can be in cigarettes form. It can also be put in pipes, joints, and blunts. It contains 500 chemicals. It can be an ingredient to food, yes it is edible. Also in medical fields.

Those are the most abused drugs nowadays. It is sad that chemicals that is used for medicine are being abused because of wrong use.