DRUG USE

Ren in Drug Use
May 23, 2023

Marijuana and Hallucinogen Use at All-Time Highs for Young Americans

According to the recently published 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey, even though overall drug use did not increase among youths between 2021 and 2022, certain drug types did become increasingly more popular, namely cannabis and hallucinogens.

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Ren in Drug Use
May 20, 2023

Monitoring the Future Survey Showed Drug Abuse Rates Remained Steady Among Young Americans in 2022

The 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey was finalized and published recently. The findings showed no progress in reducing teen substance abuse rates from 2021 to 2022, as rates of substance abuse among young people held steady compared to drug use rates in previous years.

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Ren in Drug Use
April 28, 2022

Drunk and High, The Worst Combination Possible for Getting Behind the Wheel

In the field of substance abuse, three connected factors are setting the stage for serious harm on America’s roads.

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Karen Hadley in Drug Use
April 4, 2022

The State of Teen Drug Use: What Are the Real Numbers?

Are our children using more drugs or less these days? How about drinking and binge drinking? Actually, quite a bit of the information is positive.

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Karen Hadley in Drug Use
February 1, 2022

Senior Citizens and Their Increasing Need for Addiction Recovery

America is losing more of its aging citizens to alcohol and drug dependence and even fatal overdoses. It’s time to take a look at the extent of this problem.

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Ren in Drug Use
October 28, 2021

A Look at College Campus Drinking and Drug Use

Every parent wants a safe and rewarding college experience for their children. But when alcohol misuse and drug abuse are ongoing problems on college campuses which are further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, how can parents ensure their children’s safety?

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Karen Hadley in Drug Use
March 2, 2021

Are We Doing Enough to Eliminate Drug Overdose Deaths?

If three Boeing 737 planes crashed every week from 1999 to the present, the entire country would sit up and take notice. Drastic actions would be taken to prevent further crashes. But that’s how many people we’ve lost to overdoses and our efforts seem half-hearted.

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Karen Hadley in Drug Use
February 11, 2019

Youth Too Often Choose to Ride with Impaired Drivers, Not Realizing They Risk Their Lives

Peer pressure can make teens and young adults feel compelled to go along with dangerous stunts. They might not realize that getting in the car with an impaired driver could be one of the most dangerous stunts of all.

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Karen Hadley in Drug Use
January 23, 2019

Is It Time to Scrap Workplace Drug Tests?

Some employers are scrapping pre-employment or workplace drug tests because of the difficulty of finding or retaining employees who can pass them. Is this a sound move? If tests are abandoned, are there any other actions an employer can take to create a drug-free workplace? This is a defeatist, apathetic and scary reason. It sounds like they are scrapping testing for qualified employees, because they can’t find enough qualified employees so they will hire unqualified employees.

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Ren in Drug Use
August 31, 2018

Drug Abuse and Firearm Deaths—How the Two are Linked

New information indicates that drug abuse and firearm deaths may share an intrinsic relationship. In all honesty, this would not come as much of a surprise. Drug abuse and alcoholism affects many different areas of American life and is the cause of many problems that we face.

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