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Jason Good in Success Story
July 11, 2019

An Open Letter to Mothers of Addicts

In 2007, my mother and father once again signed me up for a treatment center , in the hope that I would once and for all stop doing everything in my power to kill myself. It was their final attempt to keep them from having to bury their son. “This is the last one,“ my dad told my mother.

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Aaron in Family Addiction
July 9, 2019

The Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make When Trying to Get Their Kid to Rehab

Figuring out how to help a loved one get treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction can be daunting. For many families, this will be the first time ever that they are dealing with addiction.

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Ren in Drug Abuse Information
July 8, 2019

The Connection between Binge Drinking and Opioid Use

In a concerning research paper published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it was found that more than half of the 4.2 million people in the United States who misused prescription opioids between 2012 and 2014 also struggled with binge drinking habits.

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Ren in Drug Education
July 7, 2019

Financial Disaster and Addiction—A Near Constant Connection

In our efforts to study, research, treat, and understand addiction, it is safe to say that we have learned quite a bit about the subject as a whole. One of the principles we’ve been able to arrive at is that addiction is not merely a crisis that comes out of nowhere and besets a person.

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Ren in Drug overdoses
July 6, 2019

Is there a Connection Between Cold Weather and Opioid Overdoses?

I saw an article in U.S. News that shed entirely new and unique light on addiction and drug overdoses. This news piece sought to determine the correlation between increasing overdose statistics and cold weather.

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Ren in Alcohol
July 5, 2019

The Unpredictability of Alcohol Consumption

When we think of addiction, our thoughts often go to illegal drugs, and narcotics that are bought and sold on the streets and back alleys of inner cities and bad neighborhoods. However, one of the most addictive drugs in the world is entirely legal, very easy to get, and almost universally accepted. We are speaking, of course, of alcohol.

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Ren in Addiction
July 4, 2019

Recent Study Shows Pitfalls of The Disease Model of Addiction

Over the last 50 years, the way we look at addiction has evolved. Then, as in earlier times, it was seen as a moral failing or weakness. Individuals who found themselves addicted felt they had nowhere to turn for help, and the social stigma of addiction created barriers to those desperately trying to find recovery.

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Ren in News
July 2, 2019

We are Polluting Our Waterways with Drugs

Can you imagine drug use becoming so prolific, so frequent, so regular and mainstream that our waterways would become contaminated with drug residues? It’s almost unfathomable to imagine this as a true fact, but news stories, research papers, and opinion pieces paint a dire picture that this is the

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Ren in Information on U.S. States
June 30, 2019

Excessive Dental Opioid Prescribing an Anomaly in the U.S.

It is safe to say that treating oral pain problems is something that dentists often have to do. But how they go about treating such symptoms is another matter entirely.

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Ren in News
June 29, 2019

CBD Isn’t the Answer to Opioid Addiction, Here’s Why It’s Really Just Clickbait

I understand the media has to get its headlines somehow, so I’m usually not surprised by what I see in the news. But the most recent issue of U.S. News had an article titled, “Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?“ Such a statement is undoubtedly an eye-grabber, and it’s a dangerous statement too.

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