Will drinking lots of water flush my system faster?
May 10, 2010 in Employee Drug Testing Information
Many people drink water to excess while trying to flush their body clean of drugs. There are two points to think about here:
Drinking lots of water does not work to cheat a drug screening test: Most screening tests check for dilution (too much water) and may reject your results if they believe this is what has occurred.
Water intoxication/overdose: You can drink too much water for your body to handle and cause damage to your body. If too much water is consumed, the kidneys cannot excrete enough fluid. Water intoxication can lead to headaches, blurred vision, cramps and eventually convulsions. For water to reach toxic levels, you would have to consume many litres a day.