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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 Prescription drugs
January 14, 2021

Pharmacies— Do They Help or Harm in the Opioid Epidemic?

What role have pharmacies played in the opioid epidemic? How have they contributed to it? How have they worked against it?

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
December 26, 2020

Two Decades Later—Why Are Americans Still Dying from Opiate Overdoses?

The opioid epidemic in the United States first began to develop at the turn of the century. Now a National Public Health Emergency, this crisis has been ongoing for over two decades.

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Ren in Sobriety
December 17, 2020

Why You Should Say No to Alcohol This Holiday Season

Holidays are a time when people often drink to excess, and that can lead to a host of problems such as drunk driving, fights with family, alcohol poisoning, possibly even the first step towards addiction. Might it be a good idea to commit to a sober or “dry” holiday this time around?

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Ren in Relapse prevention
December 16, 2020

Helping Your Loved One Stay Sober During the Holidays

The holidays can be a challenging time for a recovering addict. What can you do to help them navigate the Christmas and New Year safely?

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Ren in Drug Addiction
November 30, 2020

Cocaine Deaths Triple in Just Five Years

Cocaine has not always been associated with large numbers of deaths, at least not to the degree of other substances like opiates and alcohol. However, these deaths are now beginning to skyrocket, almost tripling in number in just the past five years.

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Ren in Information on U.S. States
November 25, 2020

Drug Dealing in the 21st Century—How Drugs are Trafficked Online

The 21st-century has brought with it a vast range of advancements and forward progress in many areas of human life. Unfortunately, these advances have also led to a new, more sinister development, i.e., the ability to order drugs online and have them shipped right to your front door.

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Ren in Relapse prevention
November 12, 2020

Ensuring a Lifetime of Freedom—What to Do After Drug Rehab

Returning home from rehab is never easy. While you may have gained a new perspective on life and taken responsibility for living it well, you will likely face the consequences of your actions and hopefully overcome them armed with the tools you learned in rehab.

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
November 12, 2020

Opioid Addiction in the Workforce

As the opioid crisis has swept across America, this addiction nightmare has now made its way into the workforce. What will it take for American workers and employers to create a safe, drug-free work environment?

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Ren in Drug prevention
November 8, 2020

Addressing America’s Preventable Causes of Death

Drug and alcohol addiction are critical health issues that cause untold harm, not only for those addicted but also for their family members and loved ones. Furthermore, these problems are skyrocketing in prevalence, creating serious public health emergencies for the American people.

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Ren in Alcohol Rehab
November 8, 2020

Alcohol Leads to Entirely Preventable Deaths

Alcohol is one of the most preventable causes of death. It’s no exaggeration that almost 100,000 Americans drink themselves to into an early grave every year.

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