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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
July 22, 2021

Supersized Alcopops – A Dangerous Alcoholic Beverage Marketed to Underage Consumers

Though alcohol is legal for adults 21 and older, alcohol is not a safe or healthy substance to consume. Case in point, new research shows how a particular type of alcohol is particularly appealing to and dangerous for… underage drinkers.

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Karen in Alcohol Abuse
July 21, 2021

Want to Sleep Better? Avoid Alcohol

Some people think they can use alcohol to go to sleep easier but there is a wealth of information revealing the truth: Alcohol consumption interferes with sleep. For a good night's sleep, low or no alcohol does the trick.

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Julie in Dealing with Addiction
July 20, 2021

A Letter to the Mother Whose Child is Struggling with Addiction (from Someone in Recovery)

I know times are tough right now but please, hang in there, Mama.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
July 19, 2021

Vaping Harmed Teens; Now Juul Must Pay $40 Million to Settle a Lawsuit

The e-cigarette maker Juul is in trouble for marketing nicotine to young people. But what about the arguably even bigger danger, the connection between young people who use e-cigarettes and young people who use marijuana?

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Ren in Methamphetamine
July 18, 2021

The Gruesome Health Effects of Meth Addiction

From the outside looking in, it always seems that a person addicted to drugs is rarely just struggling with ONE problem. We get the feeling that there are other drug problems, health problems, destructive behavioral issues, negative life patterns, poor health choices, etc. In confirmation of such views, a new study brings fact-based evidence to the table and shows us that, with meth addiction at least, meth is seldom the only problem the individual is struggling with.

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
July 15, 2021

Are Medical Practitioners Still Overprescribing Opioids?

The foremost commitment of any medical practitioner is to do no harm, and the vast majority of physicians hold to that. But what happens when the very drugs doctors prescribe are harmful?

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Ren in News
July 14, 2021

What are the Environmental Effects of Drug Addiction?

When we consider the overall harm of drug addiction in our society, we almost always look at the financial toll of drug abuse, the crime, the loss of life, the ruined families, and the lost workplace productivity. We seldom consider the environmental implications of drug addiction, manufacturing, and trafficking. It’s time we did just that.

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Ren in Alcohol Addiction
July 13, 2021

Death is Not the Only Negative Effect of Alcohol Misuse

When people consider drug or alcohol addiction, the most attention-grabbing, headline-worthy material is always the number of deaths caused by drinking or drug abuse. But as a recent study shows, death is only one of the serious and harmful outcomes of alcohol abuse. There are many others.

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Julie in Drug Rehab
July 12, 2021

How to Support a Loved One in Rehab

If you have a loved one currently seeking addiction treatment or about to go to rehab, some things can help make their stay a better experience.

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Ren in Marijuana
July 11, 2021

Where Medical Marijuana is Advertised, Youth Consumption Increases

A 2019 study draws a connection between medical marijuana advertising and adolescent marijuana use. According to the study, in regions where medical marijuana is heavily promoted, there is more youth cannabis use. If this correlation is true, residents should take a stand against medicinal marijuana advertisements immediately.

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