There is a period of time in which, after consuming a drug, that if tested a drug can be detected. This is called the detection period. Blood, saliva, urine, and hair are used to conduct a drug analysis test. The detection period for each of these testing methods varies.

Substance ClassSubstanceMethod of ConsumptionExamples of Proprietary or Street NamesMedical UsesPeriod of Detection in UrinePeriod of Detection in Saliva
StimulantAmphetamineInjected, smoked, oral, sniffedDexamphetamine Black Beauties, Crosses, HeartsAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obesity, narcolepsy1-3 days12 hours
StimulantCocaineInjected, smoked, sniffedCoke, Crack, Flake, Rocks, SnowLocal anaesthetic, vasoconstrictor not available for medical use in Australia0.5-3 days2-5 days
StimulantMethyl-amphetamineInjected, oral, smoked, sniffedCrank, Crystal, Glass, Ice, SpeedADHD, obesity, narcolepsy not available for medical use in Australia1-3 days1-3 days
Hallucinogens and Other CompoundsLSDOralAcid, MicrodotNone8 hours0-3 hours
Hallucinogens and Other CompoundsPsilocybinOralMagic Mushroom, Purple Passion, ShroomsNone8 hours 0-8 hours
Hallucinogens and Other CompoundsAmphetamine and Phenethylamine variantsOralDOB, DOM, MDA, MDMA, MDEA, 2C-T2, 2C-B, PMA, MBDB, 4MTA Adam, Ecstasy, Eden, Eve, Nexus, STP, XTCNone1-3 days25 hours
Hallucinogens and Other CompoundsMarijuana/Hash (active ingredient Tetrahydro-cannabinol)Oral, smokedGrass, Herb, Hash, Hash Oil, Pot, Reefer, Smoke, WeedNone in AustraliaCasual user 1-2 days

Moderate user up to 10 days

Chronic user 10-28 days

up to 24 hrs
Opioids and Morphine DerivativesCodeineInjected, oralAspalgin, Codiphen, Codis, Codral, Dymadon, Panamax, Mersyndol, Panadeine, Panalgesic, PanamaxAnalgesic, antitussive1-2 days2-3 days
Opioids and Morphine DerivativesHeroinInjected, smoked, sniffedDiacetylmorphine, Horse, SmackNone1-2 days1-2 days
Opioids and Morphine DerivativesMethadoneInjected, oralPhyseptone, Methadone SyrupAnalgesic, treatment for opiate dependence3 days24 hours
Opioids and Morphine DerivativesMorphineInjected, oral, smokedAnamorph, Kapanol, Morphalgin, MS Contin, SevredolAnalgesic1-2 days1-2 days
DepressantsAlcoholOralBeer, Wine, SpiritsAn antidote for methanol poisoning6-10 hours12 hours
DepressantsBarbituratesInjected, oralPhenobarbitone, BarbsAnticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative, Phenobarbitone (anticonvulsant) is the only Barbiturate available for human medical purposes in Australia (also used by vets)2-10 days1-2 days
DepressantsBenzodiazepinesInjected, OralAtivan, Halcion, Norminson, Rohypnol, Valium, Rivotril, Roofies, Serepax, Tranks, XanaxAnxiolytics, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedativeDiazepam (Valium) 3-12 days

Oxazepam (Serepax) 1-3 days

Temazepam (Norminson) 1-3 days

Alprazolam (Xanax) 1-3 days

Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol, Roofies) 1-2 days

Clonazepam (Rivotril) 3-8 days

Nitrazepam (Mogadon) 3-7 days

6-48 hours