If you are battling a heroin use disorder, don’t attempt to quit on your own as this can lead to fatal withdrawal symptoms. Instead, seek professional help.
Heroin is a drug that does not last long in the body, being quickly metabolized or broken down into metabolites and byproducts. Within an hour or less heroin may already be out of a person’s system, but the metabolites can persist for a day or more. Exactly how long they stay in the body depends on individual factors such as past use of the drug and the amount taken. This means that drug tests can detect the evidence of heroin and can be effective between several hours and three days after a person’s last drug use.
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Drug tests for heroin usually detect its metabolites, not heroin itself, because the actual drug clears the body so quickly. The metabolites last much longer and can be detected in the body by drug testing. Most tests use urine samples to look for the compounds, and how long after use of heroin that the metabolites can be detected depends on how much was taken, how long a person has been misusing the drug, and the sensitivity of the test. Drug test kits that use urine samples can detect heroin metabolites for one to three days after the last drug use.