DEALING WITH ADDICTION

Ren in Dealing with Addiction
June 13, 2019

How to Know if You Have a Drug Problem

Drug addiction is a complicated affliction. There is no denying that. And now that drug addiction issues have expanded to include an entire range of pharmaceutical substances, this evolution of the drug scene has complicated the issue even further.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
June 1, 2019

Naloxone—Does It Help Us or Hinder Us?

Naloxone. This is the overdose reversal medicine, the injection or nasal spray which can bring an overdosing addict back from the brink of death. Naloxone truly is a miracle of modern medicine, but one might be surprised as to the controversy over the drug.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
April 12, 2019

Treating More Than Opioid Dependence—Why Residential Treatment Is Critical to Recovery

Overcoming hardships is a part of the natural process of life. I don’t think anyone could say that life is “easy” for anyone. Challenges and obstacles are things we must all face from time to time. It’s just a part of life on planet Earth. Welcome to the show.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
March 19, 2019

Friends and Addiction—How to Help

One of the most common questions I hear is, “How can I help my friend with their drug habit?“ To people who don’t use drugs and alcohol, a substance abuse addiction can seem strange and confusing. Why would your friend continue to use a substance that was harmful to them? Why would they keep putting that concoction of chemicals into their body when it might kill them?

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
January 30, 2019

What Happens When Your Son or Daughter Has a Drug Problem? A Guide on What to Do and What Not to Do

The unique struggle that a parent of a drug user faces should not be wished on anyone. When a mother and father have a son or daughter who falls prey to drug addiction or an alcohol habit, this becomes a cruel and entrapping, even devastating, problem for them.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
January 5, 2019

Reducing the Drug Addiction Epidemic—What Every American Can Do

What if I told you that the United States has been experiencing a drug addiction epidemic? You’d probably tell me, “Old news.” But what if I told you that, if we all work together, we could quite literally remove this epidemic from our society?

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
December 24, 2018

Helping Our Nation’s Veterans—Finding Better Pain Relief and Reducing Opioid Addiction Among Vets

Every year, thousands of veterans struggle with pain. According to Practical Pain Management, no less than fifty-five percent Between 2000 and 2011, approximately 5 million veterans (nearly 55% of VHA patients) were diagnosed with one or more musculoskeletal disorders of our twenty million veterans struggle with some form of chronic pain…

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
December 23, 2018

How Can We Help Twenty Million Drug Addicts Get Clean by 2025?

This morning I went online and typed into Google, “How can we address addiction in America?” As I viewed the results, the first thing that came to mind was how many different strategies different groups were talking about.

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Karen in Dealing with Addiction
December 11, 2018

Can You Really Help an Addict Without Enabling Them?

Repeated acts of enabling actually prevent many people from going to rehab even when that is the only thing that will save their lives. Is there any way to get people to stop enabling? On a winter’s evening, a middle-aged woman plucked up her courage and walked into the backyard of her home.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
December 10, 2018

The Dangers of “Exploring Oneself“ Through Drug Use

We live in a society that makes drug use “cool” and “hip.” Marijuana is the “cool” thing to do now, and people who pop pills at parties are a part of the “in” crowd.

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