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
September 24, 2020

Many Cardiac Deaths May Actually Be Drug Overdoses

It’s known that drug and alcohol abuse has a harmful effect on one’s cardiovascular system. However, new data suggests that the real threat of drugs on one's heart may have been entirely underestimated.


Ren in Alcohol Awareness
September 16, 2020

Any Amount of Alcohol Consumption Can Cause Harm—An Argument for a Sober Life

Why not just say no to alcohol completely? It’s a serious question that many Americans are considering. As it becomes more apparent how harmful drinking can be, many might want to consider swearing off the substance for good. Just because alcohol is legal does not mean it’s safe.


Ren in Drug Addiction
September 12, 2020

Why Those Needing Drug Rehab During Pandemic May Suffer from Neglect

How has COVID-19 affected Americans seeking drug or alcohol rehab? This pandemic has made life difficult for ALL Americans. But for those who need drug rehab to protect their very existence, it has been far worse.


Ren in Drug-Related News
September 10, 2020

What is the Scope of Addiction in the World?

The drug epidemic that has swept across America is not just a problem in the States. When the camera lens is zoomed out to examine the planet as a whole, it becomes clear that the entire world struggles with a growing drug addiction emergency.


Ren in Drug-Related News
August 27, 2020

Winnipeg Experiences a Surge in Opioid Overdoses During COVID-19 – What Can We Learn from That Crisis?

What happens when a city experiences a massive surge in drug overdose deaths? What resources do residents have to help addicts before they overdose? One Canadian city is forced to find out.


Ren in Drug-Related News
August 25, 2020

A Growing Drug Problem in Maryland Raises Concern

Drug overdoses are one of the leading health problems in the United States. And while drug addiction is present in every U.S. state, the crisis touches down with more force in some states than in others. Maryland is one such state.


Ren in Drug-Related News
August 24, 2020

Support Recovery through International Overdose Awareness Day & National Recovery Month

More Americans are beginning to understand the sweeping addiction epidemic that this country faces.


Ren in Drug information
August 20, 2020

Opiate Addiction Surges in Suburban America

It's no mystery that drug and alcohol addiction statistics surged through the first two decades of the 21st-century. As the drug problem grew (mainly involving opiates), it began to affect demographics that previously had very minimal interactions with such substances. This is speaking of course of suburban, middle-class America, the new ground zero for America's addiction crisis.


Ren in Drug-Related News
August 19, 2020

Addiction in the Nation’s Capital

If there is one lesson the drug addiction epidemic of the 21st-century has taught us, it's that substance abuse can touch down anywhere.


Ren in Alcohol
August 17, 2020

Drunk Driving And Its Tragic Effects

One of the primary goals of any society should be the preservation of life. In some respects, this can be difficult and challenging (as in the case of finding a cure for aggressive cancers, for example). But other causes of death could be easily prevented. To this end, efforts could be made that would drastically reduce drunk driving fatalities.