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 Opioid Crisis
February 1, 2019

No Demographic Is Safe from the Opioid Crisis

Our great nation is struggling with a highly lethal drug epidemic, one which causes problems and crippling issues of the very worst kind. For years we have felt the tight grip of the addiction crisis. With 24 million-plus people in the U.S. struggling with substance abuse, it’s likely that most of us have been affected by this problem in some way or another.


Ren in Opioids
November 2, 2018

Millennials Turning to Hallucinogens and Marijuana Instead of Opiates—Why?

Millennials seem to be one of the most interesting generations yet. They never cease to surprise us. They never cease to surprise each other too, sometimes.


Ren in Alcohol Rehab
October 29, 2018

Why Alcohol is One of the Toughest Addictions to Kick

When we examine the addiction issue in the United States today, we begin to see very quickly that this is a growing, expanding problem.


Ren in Costs of drug abuse
October 23, 2018

Income Levels and Drug Abuse: Does Economics Play a Part?

It’s time we abandoned any old thinking that drug and alcohol abuse only affects the poor and economically unfortunate. In this day and age, drug addiction spreads rampant through all income levels, demographics, ages, ethnicities, geographic areas, etc.


Ren in Prescription drugs
October 15, 2018

ADHD Drugs Now Sending Users to the ER

Every year it seems, we hear a new story and some new information about a pharmaceutical drug or a series of drugs that we once thought were safe, now being newly exposed as being very not safe. Prescription drugs and their use is becoming more controversial, and one can see why.


Ren in Drug abuse
October 2, 2018

Doctors Abuse Substances Too

While substance abuse and addiction may have once been a problem primarily for the lower-class, it is certainly no longer that way. Here we’d like to shine a light on the fact that, even the best educated, the most affluent, and the kindest of individuals often fall prey to a drug habit. We’d like to shine a light on the fact that our medical doctors often fall prey to drug abuse.


Ren in Information on U.S. States
August 18, 2018

Millennials and Drug Abuse—What Makes the Problem Different for Them

Every decade and every generation seems to be affected by drug abuse differently than the last decade or generation was. Drugs which were popular in one generation might prove to be rather disinteresting to the next generation.


Ren in Drug overdoses
July 29, 2018

Why Americans are Dying More from Drug Use

The entire subject of drug and alcohol addiction is a very depressing and unpleasant subject. In fact, this is probably the most unpleasant and depressing subject when it comes to the health and vitality of the American people…


Ren in Drug prevention
July 21, 2018

American Addicts Start Early

Americans start abusing drugs at earlier ages than citizens from other countries do. We should consider that this might be why we have more addicts. Recreational drug use in one’s teen years ends up becoming a full-on addiction in one’s adult years.


Ren in Drug Use
July 5, 2018

The Urban Drug Scene

The inner city, “bad neighborhood” drug scene used to look like something out of a B-rate movie or documentary following a minority’s struggle or perhaps a rapper’s rise to fame and freedom from the ghetto. And in a lot of ways, the urban drug scene still looks a lot like this.