DRUG PREVENTION

Ren in Drug Prevention
March 14, 2019

How Can We Mobilize to Reduce the Opioid Epidemic?

In light of what may be the country’s worst substance abuse epidemic, the American people look high and low for answers on how they can do their part to resolve the addiction crisis. This is especially true if they had addiction touch their own life or the life of someone they cared about.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
March 5, 2019

Opioid Addiction and Health Complications

We’ve heard the story time and time again regarding drug overdoses and fatalities. We know that drug use is highly dangerous because it is highly fatal.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
February 24, 2019

Keeping a Sober and Drug-Free Home

What do you think would be easier or would take less effort invested and time committed—helping someone kick an addiction, or preventing someone from ever falling prey to a substance abuse habit in the first place? Prevention is the clear winner.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
February 2, 2019

How Can We Make 2019 a Year of Good Deeds in the Fight against Opioid Addiction?

The New Year is well underway, giving us opportunities for thoughtful introspection on how we can make 2019 not just a good year, but a great one.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
December 17, 2018

Prevention: The Holy Grail in Keeping Drugs Out of Our Homes

Our country is clearly struggling with a harsh drug addiction epidemic. From President Trump’s official declaration of a National Public Health Emergency in October 2017 to the constant CDC reports of highest-ever overdose death rates each year, we can be certain that the drug problem is growing.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
December 9, 2018

A Short Outline for Saving America from Addiction and Overdose Deaths

America is in a bloody battle to save the lives of their loved ones. Family members of anyone who is addicted tremble when the phone rings. Entire communities are ravaged by the deaths of people dear to them.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
October 30, 2018

Tools for Preventing Drug Use in One’s Community

The subject of drug and alcohol abuse is one that we don’t like to talk about much, probably because it always feels like the “Unsolvable Problem“ of human nature. Case in point, there is the general datum that just about everyone knows that they shouldn’t use drugs and misuse alcohol, yet millions of Americans still do so. Why is this?

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Ren in Drug Prevention
October 27, 2018

How New Orleans Libraries are Offering Courses on Drug Abuse Prevention

Here’s a news story that we can all get behind, a news story that focuses on good things and good news, instead of bad. And not only is this a news story, but this is a story that we can learn from.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
August 28, 2018

How to Keep Your Kids Alive During This Summer’s Music Festivals

The summer is upon us and that means that music festivals—large, well-organized ones and smaller impromptu ones—are going to appear across the country.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
June 25, 2018

The Subtle, Invisible and Deadly Pressure to Remain Silent

There’s nothing so awfully bad about keeping your cards close to your chest. You don’t have to reveal everything you know to everyone. But in this world we live in today, there is simply way too much silence.

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