Best Ways to Pass Mouth Swab Drug Test for Weed

Are you looking for the best ways to pass the mouth swab drug test for weed and successfully accomplish your job? Then, you are at the right place (here you will get a complete guide and advice to pass the oral swab drug test with minimum effort:
Mouth swab drug test is easy to pass as compared to the blood, urine, or hair follicle drug test. Because it detects the substances in the saliva a few days earlier-have a shorter detection time. Moreover, it is gaining importance for the authorities as it is inexpensive and easy to perform without the need for the medical officer. What is the process of mouth swab drug testing and how you can pass it? Keep on reading to explore answers to these questions.

What is a Mouth Swab Drug Test and its Working?

Also known as oral fluid or saliva drug test, the mouth swab drug test is used by employers to detect substance abuse in the employees. There is no difference between the mouth swab or saliva drug tests, both are terms used for the same test. It screens the saliva and is considered difficult to temper with the samples. Some notable points make it the best alternative to other types of drug tests.

  • Least invasive process
  • Easy to perform
  • Provide instant result
  • Inexpensive than urine and hair follicle tests
  • Can be performed on-site
  • Difficult to temper the sample

Unlike the detection of various compounds offered by urine and hair follicle drug test, mouth swab drug tests detect the active version of THC in the saliva.

How Mouth Swab Drug Test is Performed?

Mouth swab drug tests follow these basic points to detects the compounds after smoking cannabis in the employee’s saliva.

  • Eating or drinking before the test is prohibited at least ten minutes before the test.
  • A collection stick with an absorbent pad is used to collect the sample for the test.
  • The sample is then analyzed on-site and detects substance abuse.

The sample can be sent to the laboratory for screening. In such a case, it will take 24 hours for the results.

How Long Does THC Stay in Your Saliva Drug Test?

The drug test detection period for mouth swab tests depends upon various factors including the sensitivity of the device and how much substance is consumed. Generally, the saliva drug test detection time for THC ranges from 34-48 hours after last use.

How To Clear THC From Your Saliva

If you want to pass an oral swab drug test for weed, you have to clear the THC fastest from your system in an effective way. Various home remedies are also used to pass a saliva drug test or cotton swab drug test. Following tips will be effective to clean THC from your body.

  • First, as a general rule of thumb, quit intaking drugs or smoking when you came to know about the drug test. You are likely to pass the drug test for saliva without any remedy if you quit pot consumption 1 or 2 days before the test. Because the oral swab drug test detection time for THC is shorter, unlike other tests.
  • Wash and clean the mouth with water. Proper brushing two to three times a day and enough water drinking keeps the mouth fresh and remove the leftover drinks and food.
  • Mouthwash can also help you to clear your saliva but hydrogen peroxide is the best option. Rinse your mouth with hydrogen peroxide-swish it for 30 seconds around the mouth and don’t ingest other food or drink after cleansing.
  • Chew a couple of pieces of gums to increase the chances of passing the saliva drug test. Chewing gums increase the rate of salivation and dilute the concentration of the substance to be detected. Cinnamon and solid citrus flavors are best practices to adopt for the test.
  • If you have a surprise mouth swab drug test and just 10 to 15 minutes to prepare yourself, just open up the sour candies and keep them in your mouth. It is proven that sour candies make the saliva acidic giving a poor performance in the detection.
  • Among the tastiest remedies to pass the saliva test is the eating up of fatty and greasy food. Eat whatever options you have like the fries, burger, or pizza, as it draws the THC residues out of your mouth. Other options may include eggs, avocados, nuts, and cheese to flush the THC from the saliva.
  • If you want pure home remedies, using apple cider vinegar and lemon juice are the readily available options. Both these solutions can change the ph or acidity of the mouth to pass the drug test.

Best Detox Product For Mouth

If you don’t have time and need an instant solution to beat the saliva drug test, detox mouthwashes are the best option to avail. These detoxifying solutions cleanse the mouth effectively for quick results.

Ultra Wash Toxin Cleansing Mouthwash

Ultra wash toxin cleansing mouthwash cleanse the toxins from the oral fluids of the mouth including alcohol, THC, or nicotine. Shake the bottle well, and consume half of the liquid. Be careful not to ingest it, just swish it out and repeat the procedure after five minutes with the remaining bottle. It is known to work well even if you have used marijuana on the test day.

High Voltage Saliva Cleanse Detox Mouthwash

The effect of High Voltage Saliva Cleanse Mouthwash lasts for about one hour to pass the test. A few minutes prior to the test, shake the bottle, swish, and spit and simply pass your mouth swab drug test. To avoid exposure to toxins, don’t eat or drink after using mouthwash.

Federal and State Drug Testing Laws

Generally, the policies and laws for drug testing vary from state to state but complement with the federal laws. The state and local laws for protecting the privacy of employees also vary by considering their health and safety. Drug tests are conducted by employers to keep the workplace safe from the person using illegal drugs that may affect productivity.
Some departments like transportation, aviation, and defense have their own rules, laws, and devices for drug testing. You should keep updated on the state and departmental laws for drug testing.

Veronica Valli’s Recovery Rocks Series

I was recently honored to be featured on Veronica Valli’s website as interviewee for her Recovery Rocks series.

Pop on over to read my interview, then kick off your shoes and read through the rest of her series and blog.

An excerpt:

1) Describe your ‘rock bottom.’

That depends on how ‘rock bottom’ is defined. I think the most common definition is ‘the moment when you decide you need help,’ so we’ll go with that. For me it was after losing two jobs back to back due to showing up under the influence, followed by an intervention by my wife and son.

I prefer to think of my rock bottom as…

Those links again:, and my interview.

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    1. Something I always see when reading blogs about alcoholism and people trying to get sober is that many of them fail after some period of time. When you have a rough day and just need that drink. Many folks have to find assistance outside of their home and look for a sober living house, whereas everyone you come in contact with is trying to do the same thing. Not drink. An interesting article here:


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Experiencing Spirituality, Finding Meaning Through Storytelling

Book cover imageFifteen-some years ago I picked up a copy of “The Spirituality of Imperfection.” Co-authored by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham, it has been a favorite of mine ever since, a book I return to often for guidance and insight. This new offering, Experiencing Spirituality, Finding Meaning Through Storytelling, by the same team, has now joined the first on my shelf of favorite spiritual reads.

In this book, in some ways similar to the first, they address spirituality, not directly by talking about it, but through a collection of wisdom stories sewn together with commentary to create a work that communicates the experience of spirituality. The author’s have divided the book into fifteen sections. Each section examines a single idea, such as community, forgiveness, memory, confusion, recovery and so much more.

This is the kind of book that you can pick up and open to any page for something to contemplate at that moment, or go to a specific topic that you wish to explore. The commentary is masterful and enlightening, while allowing the stories to tell the story.

Five stars and highly recommended reading.

    1. Since quitting alcohol I have been on this slow tar like journey to learn more about spirituality so this is going straight into my Kindle.

      Thank you.

      Any other books on mindfulness and spirituality that you can recommend?

      Lee Davy


        • Hi, and welcome! Besides The Spirituality of Imperfection, mentioned above, I highly recommend Beginning Mindfulness, by Andrew Weiss (which is great for beginners, and goes beyond that) and The Mindful Path to Self-compassion, by Christopher K. Germer, PhD.


            • Hi Ron,

              Thanks for this. I have just downloadedThe Spirituality of Imperfection through Audible and it’s now my new running buddy. I will check the other titles out in due course.

              Thanks for the speedy response and keep up the good work.



    1. There is a Kickstarter Campaign under way to help get the only documentary ever created about Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, on PBS.
      The opportunity only exists through November 20th, 2015!
      Ernie Kurtz is in the documentary!
      For more information please visit:


Review: How To Have Fun in Recovery


Title: How To Have Fun in Recovery, by Lisa M. Hann

I have to admit I was skeptical about the author’s topic before I began reading. I know from speaking to people in early recovery that the questions of boredom and fun come up more often than not, and I’ve always taken the stance that those things will work themselves out after the person has established a solid base of recovery. Lisa has not only put together a strong message of hope and encouragement for those just beginning to live sober, she has convinced me to change the way address those questions in the future.

This is a short piece, easily read in one sitting. I recommend it for anyone out there who are wondering, “What am I going to do for fun now that I don’t drink?”


Title: 365 Ways to Have Fun Sober, by Lisa M. Hann

It’s companion book is a day-to-day compendium of a year’s worth of suggested things to do for fun without drinking.  Some as mundane as “Sing in the shower,” some as involved as take a day trip to a city you’ve never visited. I have to say I had intended to read 10% the entries for this review, but became so engrossed at the variety and scope of the list that I ended up reading cover to cover. No one is going to find every suggestion helpful, of course, but anyone, in recovery or not, will find a lot of things to do that they would never have thought of. Highly recommended.

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Step 10 – Onward and Upward

Steps 4-9 are the house cleaning steps. We go over our past actions, thoroughly and honestly, and make amends wherever indicated. Step 10 tells us how we can keep it that way by putting them into practice day by day. How I do this follows below.

Every day as I go about my business, I try to be aware of any instances where I am acting selfishly, dishonestly, or resentfully in my relationships with others. When I see any of that going on, I correct it (make amends) immediately or as soon as I’m able.

Early in my recovery, I wasn’t very good at staying aware of how I was acting. So after each interaction with someone, I would stop and do a sort of mini-inventory (Steps 4, 5 and 9). I’d put the of the interaction through Steps 4 and 5. If I found anything I needed to correct, I’d continue as directed in Step 9. Note: I was already ready to work on correcting myself, that’s why I was doing this in the first place. So Step 6 was a given, and as I’ve said before, Step 7 does not apply to me. As for Step 8, listing the person would be a list of one, and I was not likely to forget that I needed to make amends to the person, so I didn’t bother. Also in Step 8, we are to “become willing” to make amends. Also a given from the fact that I was doing the mini-inventory.

As time went on, doing my mini-inventory became habit. Today, I can usually catch myself acting selfishly, dishonestly, or out of resentment at the time I’m doing it, and often before I act at all. It has just become part of how I live my life.

I go through the same process with my interactions on-line. When someone writes something to me or anyone else that ‘get’s my hackles up’, I give my feelings the mini-inventory treatment before I respond. Why am I feeling angry, resentful, envious, or whatever? (My answer almost always comes down to pride.) And I remind myself that “Love and tolerance of others is our code.”

That’s how I practice Step 10. I’d love to hear how you put the step into action in your life.

5 thoughts on “Step 10 – Onward and Upward”

    1. Thank you for the reminder to do Step 10. I often go about my day clueless about what I’m doing or acting. But I like the idea of evaluating each encounter with a mini 10th step. I think I get hung up with the faulty way I treat myself internally with self-talk. I think Step 10 is a perfect exercise to do with all these moving parts in my own brain!


        • Welcome, Molly! I”m glad you found this useful. Yes, our self-talk can be brutal at times. I have a few ways to counteract the tendency, and I’ll be posting about those in up-coming entries. Thank you for the feedback.


    1. I used to go weeks or months before I even would consider I might be acting like an ass, if at all. And if I wasn’t an ass, I beat myself up because I was convinced I was an ass. “As time goes on”, that is my daily reminder. I must be patient and kind to myself. I can catch these behaviors now almost in the moment, I just have to keep reminding myself that there is no shot clock running and I don’t get penalized for the length of time it takes me to correct my actions or thoughts. Also, worth noting, recognizing that are more steps than just #4 reminds me that eventually I must practice 10, otherwise, I can’t check my work. Thanks as always.


        • Learning to be patient and kind with ourselves is hard, especially at first. Self-compassion is one of the topics I just mentioned in my reply above that I’ll be writing about in the near future. Thanks!


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Review: Why You Drink and How To Stop: Journey To Freedom

Cover Art “I do believe that instead of getting lost in the ‘why’ you are an alcoholic, it’s far more important to figure out what you are going to do about it.” – Veronica Valli, Why you drink and How to stop: Journey to freedom

Addictions therapist and recovered alcoholic Veronica Valli has written, in words from the heart, a solid, practical resource not only for those who have or think they might have a drinking problem, but also for those who have a friend or loved one who may. I know a few addiction counselors who would be better for reading it, too.

Well organized and easy to read, she covers a great deal of ground, from alcoholic behaviors, denial and unmanageability to finding help, self-discovery, relationships and co-dependance, and much more. The section on overcoming the possible roadblocks of past spiritual and religious beliefs is as direct and to the point as it is sensitive and enlightened. Not an easy feat considering that topic.

The three main sections of the book are:

  1. ALCOHOLISM – What it is (and isn’t).
  2. THE PROBLEM – Veronica nails the problem, including what she believes and I agree is “The World’s Best Kept Secret” concerning recovery. (Sorry, my lips are sealed. :))
  3. THE SOLUTION – An in-depth discussion from beginning the journey to eventually living your authentic self.

The book is sprinkled throughout with illustrative narratives from other recovered alcoholics and case studies from her counseling practice. It should prove an inspiration to anyone affected by alcoholism or other addiction. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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      Your site provided us with valuable info to work on.
      You’ve done an impressive job and our whole community will be grateful to you.


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Book Review “Between Drinks”

Full title: Between Drinks: Escape The Routine, Take Control, and Join The Clear Thinkers

In this amazing little book, author David Downie writes of his experience with setting down the drink for a predetermined time as “an experiment,” and discovering a richer, more meaningful life because of it.

I was skeptical about (what I thought was) his premise when I received the request to write a review and more so when I started reading the author’s drinking history, a history that includes both a blog and a book celebrating beer and the merits of the culture surrounding it.

The simple fact is David Downie has distilled the essence of the 12 Steps and packaged it for us here. I would recommend this book to anyone, with the “true-blue alcoholic” as a major exception, as the author himself points out.

He delivers pints of wisdom liberally sparkled with humor throughout. Included are vivid descriptions of his life as a drinker, as well as what his life has become after the experiment. Along way, he offers general actions anyone who wishes can try for their own experiment with life between drinks.

If this book had been available thirty-some years ago, it likely would have saved me and everyone else in my life a lot of heartache. Five stars and extra kudos for a book well done.

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    Book Review “Soul Recovery”

    Full title: Soul Recovery: 12 Keys to Healing Addiction . . . and 12 Steps for the Rest of Us–a Path to Wholeness, Serenity, and Success

    Ester Nicholson relates her personal story of recovery from addiction with brutal honesty and a clear message of hope. Her program of healing is solid, and could easily be life enhancing, if not life saving, for anyone who wishes to accept a New Thought style of spirituality.

    Since everything in the book that is “beyond the 12 steps” concerns that specific style of spirituality, there is little help “for the rest of us.” Still, the above strengths rate a three-star rating for an otherwise one-star book.

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    Book Review: A Recovery Journey

    In three small volumes, John T. Marohn gives us a penetrating, starkly honest view into his personal inventory process. The details of his life are there to let us know what it was like, yet they remain low-key throughout the series. Unlike so many other recovery books today, he weaves the details of his past into the narrative of where he is today and how he got there. Most refreshing of all, there is not the slightest hint of the victim mentality that taints so much of the genre.

    Book I opens with the author at his bottom and voluntarily entering rehab. From there, we enter his journey of self-discovery, into his thought process as he worked through his fears, delusions, maladaptive behaviors, and conflicting beliefs, to name a few of the items covered. The chapter on surrender alone is worth the price of the book.

    Book II continues with excellent treatments on such topics as fear, identity, healing, and relationships. The second book also includes priceless insights into happiness, hope, and authenticity.

    In the third volume of the trilogy, the author waxes philosophical on topics ranging from “The Perils of Certainty” to “The Divinity Within” and more while maintaining his focus on what it all means to his recovery and growth.

    Throughout the three volumes, I found many of my own notions validated, some challenged, and much that I’ve yet to even consider. Anyone who is recovered or recovering, or is wondering what an honest and thorough personal inventory might entail, will be better for reading this series.