REN

Ren

After working in addiction treatment for several years, Ren now travels the country, studying drug trends and writing about addiction in our society. Ren is focused on using his skill as an author and counselor to promote recovery and effective solutions to the drug crisis. Connect with Ren on LinkedIn.


Ren in Drug-Related News
July 30, 2020

Younger Generations More Prone to Dying from Drug Overdoses

Anyone can be exposed to drugs and become addicted to them as a result. Addiction can affect anyone from any background or calling. However, new data suggests that the generation one is born into can indicate the degree of risk for drug abuse and possible drug-related death.

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Ren in Opioids
July 29, 2020

One in Ten Americans are Using Prescription Painkillers

Some say that the U.S. is starting to get a handle on the opiate crisis, simply because drug deaths were lower in 2018 than in 2017. This celebratory messaging may be dangerous, though, as the U.S. is still in the midst of a severe crisis. Recent data shows that one in ten Americans use painkillers, a type of drug known to be quite addictive.

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Ren in Drug Rehab
May 14, 2020

The Willingness of an Addict—Help Is Possible

Addicts always seem so willing to do whatever it takes to get drugs. Is it possible that they DO want help, deep down inside? And what can we do to help them become willing to seek treatment?

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Ren in Drug Education
April 20, 2020

Curbing Alcohol Consumption to Ward Off Illness

As a health crisis ravages across the U.S., it is critical that Americans adopt healthy habits and protect their general health and wellbeing. A big part of that means drinking less, as alcohol consumption actually makes people more prone to contracting an illness.

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Ren in Drug Rehab
March 25, 2020

America Has a Drinking Problem

Headlines abound with concerning messages about alcohol abuse. Almost daily we see another report on alcohol-related deaths, drunk driving accidents, alcohol misuse in the home, etc. Does America have a drinking problem?

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Ren in Drug-Related News
February 28, 2020

Doubling Down on Danger — More Addicts Using Fentanyl and Meth

Any type of drug use carries risk with its use. But when someone uses more than one drug at once, they increase their chances of suffering a serious accident, injury, or overdose. And unfortunately, that is exactly what's happening with people who use fentanyl and meth.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
December 2, 2018

Stereotypes—Is Calling Someone Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol a Substance ’Abuser’ Harmful?

Drug and alcohol addiction has become so commonplace in society that even the most rural of states experience something to do with addiction. The language of addiction has been changing rapidly as more people experience significant exposure to these habits.

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Ren in Drug Information
November 28, 2018

Steroids Do More Than Build Muscle? What Steroids Really Do

In the morass of 21st-century drug addiction epidemics in the U.S., steroid abuse seems like just another problem that we have to contend with. The issue is a bit grimmer than that though.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
November 12, 2018

Suicide and Substance Abuse: A Grim Connection

The media and the experts will openly discuss much when it comes to the health and vitality of the American people in modern-day America, but there is a lot that gets swept under the rug.

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Ren in Drug Education
November 6, 2018

Parents are More Concerned About Teen Drug Use in the 21st Century

It is fully within parents’ nature to worry about their kids. That just comes with the job. Whether their kids are toddlers or tots, teens or adults, parents hold worry in their hearts, concern in their minds, and a constant feeling for how their children are doing and where they are at in life. As the times change and as the difficulties that taunt our country change, so do the feelings of worry that parents have for their kids.

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