REN

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 Legislation
August 22, 2019

Makers of Fentanyl Under Fire for Bribing Doctors

There’s something special and even a little energizing when the bad guy finally gets caught. When the underdog hero somehow manages to win against insurmountable odds.

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Ren in Drug use trends
August 21, 2019

Is Carfentanil the New Super-Drug?

We often ask questions such as “Why has the U.S. drug problem been going on for so long?” We might look for the answer in the fact that nearly every year we are exposed to a new drug (or two or three).

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Ren in Drug Abuse Information
August 20, 2019

Rural America—New Epicenter of Drug Use

The drug problem is no longer a “big city“ problem—it's in every city across the US. How did this happen? Growing up in rural, farmland Michigan, I would never have thought that drug addiction would become a problem for those of us accustomed to country living.

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Ren in Drug Abuse Information
August 19, 2019

Teens Exposed to Opioid Painkillers in Medical Settings

When we think of how young people are exposed to opiate drugs, what is the first thing we think of? Probably the most likely answer is “peer pressure.“ And not without good reason.

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Ren in Drug information
August 18, 2019

Fentanyl—The Drug Ten Times More Potent Than Heroin

It’s difficult to single out any, one drug as being “the worst drug” of them all. Different drugs have varying degrees of harm for those who consume them. Some drugs are more dangerous than others (take marijuana compared to heroin, for example).

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Ren in Drug Prevention
August 17, 2019

Safeguarding Our Future—Marijuana and Alcohol Use among Youth

The health and well-being of our young people is something to safeguard. Our youth of today are our leaders of tomorrow. An investment in their future is really an investment in ours, too. As parents, we want our kids to grow up to lead successful, happy, and healthy lives.

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Ren in Drug Education
August 14, 2019

Bad Habits Lead to Bad Habits—The Importance of Maintaining a Sober and Healthy Life

A headline in U.S. News caught my eye. It read, “Teens’ Opioid Abuse May Be Gateway to Heroin.” Written by U.S. News contributor Robert Preidt, the article talks about how one type of drug use can lead to another type of drug use.

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Ren in National News
August 13, 2019

Will the Next Generation of Doctors Be Better Equipped to Treat Pain?

We look to our doctors for help in improving our physical condition, and that covers a broad range of areas.

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
August 6, 2019

Is Naloxone Creating a Barrier in Solving the Opioid Epidemic?

Naloxone is hailed as a revolutionary medicine, a turning point for the medical industry, a lifesaving approach to opioid addicts, and a solution to the opioid epidemic. Three of those four statements were correct, and one was not.

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Ren in Drug information
August 5, 2019

Summertime and Sobriety—How to Stay Sober During the Party Season

Summer is upon us, and for most people, this an exciting and fun season. The sun’s out, the temperatures are up, and there is an energy and aliveness in the air. But for some of us, the summertime can bring a bit of a struggle.

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