One of the consequences of AlcoPro’s prominent website is that we get a lot of phone calls with questions about drug and alcohol testing. The most unusual calls tend to be from individuals who are not our customers, but who have been tested or about to be tested for drugs and/or alcohol. Generally these questions are along the lines of what we call “passive ingestion.” We are never sure if the caller is truly anxious about passing a drug test, or is just trying out an excuse for why their drug test will be positive. Here is a sampling of those questions.
Q. “My boyfriend uses cocaine. Will I test positive for cocaine after having sex with my boyfriend?”
Q. “I have oral sex with my boyfriend who is a drug user. Will I test positive for the drugs he uses? “
And the classic…
Q. “I was with some friends who were smoking marijuana, although I didn’t smoke myself. Will my drug test be positive?”
A. In most instances an individual cannot inhale enough secondhand smoke to create a positive test. However, if you really worked at it, as in confinement to a small room with several people smoking marijuana and no ventilation for a prolonged time, one might test positive for passive inhalation. Our reaction is: You call that an excuse for a positive test? The individual is not demonstrating drug-free behavior.