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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 Drug use trends
February 22, 2021

Stimulant Addiction Now Leading to More Overdose Deaths

Every year in the United States, tens of thousands of Americans die from drug overdoses. While most of those deaths are caused by opioid overdoses, meth and cocaine abuse have led to increasing casualties over the years.

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Ren in Drug use trends
February 21, 2021

Canada’s Addiction Crisis Mirrors Closest Neighbor

For a review of the opiate addiction crisis, most people instantly think of and look to the United States. But in many ways, Canada, the neighbor to the north, has had an almost identical opioid crisis. What can be learned from it? And what might be done to address it effectively?

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
February 20, 2021

New Dietary Guidelines Highlight Important Recommendations on Alcohol Consumption

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans provides crucial information for all American families to better determine their daily diets. What does this document have to say about alcohol consumption?

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
February 17, 2021

The Scope of Alcohol Abuse in Ireland

What is the scope of alcohol abuse in the Republic of Ireland? What has led this island nation of just under 5 million people to have one of the highest rates of per capita alcohol misuse in all of Europe?

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
February 16, 2021

Five Ways Drinking Too Much Alcohol Harms Your Body

Alcohol misuse harms all areas of the body and mind. This article examines just five systems within the body on which alcohol consumption has a direct, harmful effect. Alcohol advertisements make drinking look like fun. But over-drinking can be anything but fun, and here are five reasons why.

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Ren in Drug Trends
February 15, 2021

The Dangers of Using Multiple Drugs at the Same Time

New research indicates that many overdoses among young people involve multiple drugs. An addiction to one substance is terrible enough, but addiction to numerous substances is even worse and is becoming more common. What unique challenges are faced by addicts who use multiple types of drugs? And how can those individuals be helped?

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Ren in Drug Information
January 28, 2021

What Does Methamphetamine Do to Your Body?

What occurs on a physiological and psychological level when someone uses meth? Just how toxic is meth, and why would no one ever want to use it?

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
January 26, 2021

Alcohol Consumption Trends During COVID-19

What effect has the COVID-19 pandemic had on alcohol misuse?

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Ren in News
January 20, 2021

Scotland’s Drug Fatality Rate

Despite sincere efforts on the part of the Scottish government and its people, over 1,000 Scots still die every year from drug overdoses. Why is the death rate so high? And what might be done to bring the death toll down?

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The Scope of Addiction in Europe

International news media often focuses on the drug problem in North America. But what about the drug problem in Europe? IS there a drug problem in Europe? And if so, what are European countries doing to address the crisis? What do they need to do more?

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