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    quakenshake Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 25, 2016, 05:54 PM
    Will drinking kombucha make me fail a urine screen for alcohol?
    I have recently been consuming 2 bottle of synergy kombucha a day for weeks to aid in digestion. I am on probation and was called today and informed I had failed a urine screen with a positive for alcohol. I don't drink and am very worried as to what will happen to me now. Would it have been the kombucha that made the positive? I also had been sick during the last drug screening and had been consuming a liquid cold meds that I believe are alcohol based.
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    talaniman Posts: 54,328, Reputation: 10855

    Jan 25, 2016, 06:09 PM
    It could,

    The bacterial component of kombucha comprises several species, almost always includingGluconacetobacter xylinus (G. xylinus, formerly Acetobacter xylinum), which ferments alcohols produced by the yeasts into acetic and other acids, increasing the acidity and limitingethanol content.[citation needed]
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    Jan 25, 2016, 06:24 PM
    "had been consuming a liquid cold meds that I believe are alcohol based". Most likely the problem. Now what?
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    smoothy Posts: 25,495, Reputation: 2853
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    Jan 26, 2016, 06:19 AM
    They do make alcohol free cold meds, and they are easy to find... so I hate to tell you that isn't going to be a valid excuse to use.

    A bit late to do any good...but they really don't care what the source is, so extra effort has to be taken to avoid all other sources.

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