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 Alcohol Abuse
October 1, 2020

Behaviors Associated with Drinking, Result in Unhealthy Diet

It's virtually impossible for a person to become addicted to drugs or alcohol without causing them to take on other poor health habits. While this has been known for years, an Australian study that examined excessive drinking and unhealthy diets further proved the point.

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Ren in Addiction recovery
September 3, 2020

Taking Care of Yourself—Health Habits that Help Lead to a Sober Life

It makes sense that bad habits tend to beget bad habits, and that once an individual starts engaging in harmful and self-destructive activities, they’re liable to take on more of such patterns. That’s why, when someone is trying to turn their life around and stay off of drugs and alcohol, they must dive into healthy living across all areas of their life. Primarily, this includes diet, sleep, and exercise.

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Ren in Prescription drugs
August 13, 2020

The Risks of Using Opiates for Pain. What Are the Alternatives?

While medical technology is at its most advanced point in history, an adverse effect of medical advancements has been a tendency to attempt to “medicate away” every problem that patients have. That is a flawed approach, as one cannot turn to a pill to solve every medical problem. And in the case of physical pain, medicating this health problem often has devastating side effects.

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Ren in Addiction recovery
August 4, 2020

Going Back to College While in Recovery

Many who break free from the clutches of drug and alcohol addiction find themselves wanting to dive into college, get a degree, and create a successful, happy, rewarding life. How can they do this while holding onto their recovery and ensuring they do not relapse?

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Ren in Sobriety
July 29, 2020

Alternatives to Painkillers—Looking at Non-Opioid Pain Relief Options

It’s no mystery that millions of Americans struggle with pain. But when the painkillers that they are prescribed end up being addictive and potentially lethal, where can Americans turn to for effective and safe pain relief?

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Ren in Sobriety
July 22, 2020

Exercise – Coming Out of Quarantine and Exercising for Recovery

It’s been known for some time that exercise is beneficial to health. And for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, the benefit of regular exercise is particularly relevant. As ordinary life begins to resume, and as gyms and rec centers start to once again open their doors, recovering addicts would be well-advised to adopt exercise programs to further improve their health.

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Ren in Drug prevention
June 28, 2020

The Importance of Educating Young People about Drugs and Alcohol

Education is the most effective preventive tool for stopping our youth from ever experimenting with substances. But why is education so effective in halting drug experimentation before it even occurs? And how can we better educate our youth on drugs and alcohol?

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Ren in Lifestyle
June 22, 2020

Boosting Your Immune System to Stay Healthy in Recovery

These days, people might be more worried than usual about getting sick. But did you know that there are daily steps you can take to improve your immune system? And that doing so can help ward off illness?

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Ren in Marijuana
June 22, 2020

Is it Possible to Experience Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms?

For years, the consensus has been that marijuana does not produce withdrawal symptoms. New research suggests otherwise. If marijuana produces withdrawal symptoms, is it time to consider marijuana an addictive drug?

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Ren in Drug Addiction
June 14, 2020

How Times of Crisis Make Addiction Worse

The COVID-19 health crisis is having numerous problems across American society. How are those who struggle with addiction being affected by the pandemic?

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