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.

Ren in Drug Information
May 7, 2018

Synthetic Marijuana; What it Is and Why It's Dangerous

Marijuana and cannabis products have been around for decades and are nothing new to the American drug scene. However, synthetic marijuana is a relatively new drug, a substance that presents mystery and a plethora of unknown effects.


Ren in Sobriety
May 6, 2018

How to Relieve Pain and Not Get Addicted to Painkillers

According to research, approximately one-hundred million Americans suffer from some form of regular, recurring pain problem. That is almost one-third of the entire population of the United States.


Ren in Opioid Crisis
May 5, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic: How Did We Get Here?

Few Americans at this point are unaware of the opioid epidemic that our country faces. Finally, after years of deaths, economic burden, and misery among millions of American families, we are starting to understand the true severity of this problem.


Ren in Resource Guide
March 29, 2018

Is It Even Worth Talking to Teens About Drugs?

Parents face a veritable plethora of challenges and scrutiny when it comes to raising their kids. This scrutiny comes from their kids, from other parents or peers, and from the parents themselves. Sometimes, it can seem like there is no right answer here, no clear way to parent a child.


Ren in Drug prevention
March 10, 2018

What Every Parent REALLY NEEDS to Know to Prevent Overdoses in Teens and Young Adults

While some areas of drug use in the U.S. have decreased considerably amongst young adults, one significant figure that has not decreased is that of teen overdoses.