DRUG TRENDS

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 Trends
November 18, 2020

Marijuana Legalization Efforts Mask Intentional Manipulation of Potency

Many adults today might look at marijuana legalization as inevitable, but the marijuana of today bears little resemblance to marijuana at the turn of the new millennium.

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Karen in Drug Trends
September 18, 2020

After a Long Decline, Drug Overdose Deaths Experience Upturn

In September 2019, I wrote a perhaps overly optimistic piece about the fact that America was finally seeing a downturn in overdose deaths. In the more than ten years I’d been writing about this topic, I had only seen the steadiest of climbs in these numbers. I had no idea—and neither did anyone else—how much worse things would get.

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