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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 Health risks
July 8, 2020

New Mothers Increasingly Prescribed High-Strength Painkillers, Many with Harmful Effects

Mothers should seek out safe, effective, and sensible healthcare services before, during, and after their pregnancy. Sadly, more and more new mothers are being put on potentially addictive opioid painkillers postpartum. Why is this wrong? And what can moms do to treat postpartum pain without resorting to painkillers?

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Ren in Drug information
July 5, 2020

New Mexico Faces Unique Threats in Addiction Crisis

Every state has been affected by the addiction epidemic to some degree. New Mexico faces a unique series of challenges that the residents of the state will have to address to create a sober and drug-free environment. What are the unique factors of that state's drug problem and how can locals address it?

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Ren in Sobriety
June 22, 2020

Summer BBQ? How to Host a Socially Distanced Sober Summer Party

As we roll into the summer months and some of the shelter-at-home quarantine mandates loosen, many Americans are undoubtedly entertaining the idea of hosting BBQs, parties, beach days, and other social gatherings.

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Ren in Recovery
May 4, 2020

Quarantined with Someone in Recovery? What YOU Can Do to Help Them Stay Sober

This is a difficult time for a lot of people. Unemployment is at record levels, and a health crisis is spreading across America. For those in recovery, tensions are likely quite high. What can you do to help your loved one stay sober?

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Ren in Drug-Related News
May 1, 2020

Tallahassee Mayor Withdraws from Public Life to Seek Addiction Treatment

Admitting to a drug problem takes courage. If there's a national spotlight on you so, doing so takes even more courage. One mayor from Florida's state capital just came forth and admitted to his drinking problem, effectively inspiring others who secretly struggle with addiction to do the same.

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Ren in Family Addiction
April 27, 2020

Struggling with a Drug-Using Loved One? You Have to KNOW WHEN TO DRAW THE LINE

When you’re dealing with an addicted loved one, there comes a time you have to draw a line to stop enabling and to help them stop their addicted behavior. When is the right time? How do you do it?

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Ren in Sobriety
April 23, 2020

How to Stay at Home and Stay Sober—Ten Ways to Be Productive During Quarantine

These are harsh times for many Americans. For those in recovery, staying at home under quarantine can present all kinds of problems.

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Ren in Resource Guide
April 16, 2020

How Do You Help Your Son or Daughter Stay Sober After Rehab?

Before a son or daughter gets into rehab, parents worry about an overdose. After a son or daughter completes rehab, parents worry about a relapse. What can YOU do, as a parent, to ensure your son or daughter has a healthy and relapse-free life?

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Ren in Drug Education
April 12, 2020

Drug Use, COVID-19, and Increased Risk for Addicts

The nation is suffering a pandemic of epic proportions. But before COVID-19, the U.S. was already struggling with the addiction crisis. How are addicts affected by the developing COVID-19 crisis?

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
April 10, 2020

Car Crashes and Alcohol — Do We Need to Lower the Legal Alcohol Limit?

New research indicates that a significant percentage of alcohol-related driving fatalities occur when the driver was NOT over the legal drinking limit of 0.08%. Is it time to lower the drinking limit? Will doing so save lives on the road?

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