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Stopped using cocaine over 6 months ago but used adderall

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Stopped using cocaine over 6 months ago but used adderall and just had a hair test for work and tested positive for cocaine. Could this positive for cocaine be due to adderall use?
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: Yes it is time sensitive and my hair was taken and tested
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Only that I was a heavy user of cocaine prior to entering rehab over 6 months ago and have not used it since entering rehab.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 month ago.

Hi. Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is Uzair.
I am reviewing your post and will get back to your reply momentarily.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 month ago.

It is not adderall rather you have tested positive because cocaine can stay in the hair follicles for 6 to 12 months.

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Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 month ago.

Please let me know if you have followup questions.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The followup question would be can the test tell how long ago you last used cocaine? Can it establish a timeline for last use - i.e., can the results establish you last used it 12 months prior to the test, 8 months prior, or a week prior to the test?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for the reply.

No, test do not detect when and how long ago you used the drug it just tells that drug has been used within specified time frame.

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