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Ren in Drug-Related News
July 19, 2021

Vaping Harmed Teens; Now Juul Must Pay $40 Million to Settle a Lawsuit

The e-cigarette maker Juul is in trouble for marketing nicotine to young people. But what about the arguably even bigger danger, the connection between young people who use e-cigarettes and young people who use marijuana?

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Ren in Drug-Related News
July 8, 2021

Xylazine – Making the Opioid Epidemic Even More Deadly

Every year it seems, there is a new drug on the market, a new substance that is addictive, dangerous, even lethal. The new substance that is making headlines this year is Xylazine, a powerful animal tranquilizer that’s being mixed into opioid drugs, often without addicts knowing it.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
June 7, 2021

A Surge in Cocaine and Meth Deaths are Linked to Opioid Misuse

In a recent brief by the CDC, experts published findings that more than 50% of cocaine-related deaths also had opioids present. The same was true with meth deaths. This is very concerning because it indicates a drug use trend where addicts may be more likely to use multiple drugs at once.

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Karen in Drug-Related News
February 11, 2021

The Hidden Catastrophe That is America's Drug Overdose Deaths

It's possible while our attention has been riveted elsewhere, our drug overdose deaths are escalating out of control. This isn't a problem we can ignore for long. Or at all.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
December 17, 2020

Maker of OxyContin Loses Criminal Lawsuit—Transform to Non-Profit and Pay $8 Billion

In a breaking news story that spread like wildfire across the U.S., the American people were informed that Purdue Pharmaceuticals, maker of OxyContin, had agreed to plead guilty to federal, criminal charges. Why?

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Ren in Drug-Related News
November 14, 2020

Ending The War On Addiction

Decades of stigma has led to the mistreatment of those who struggle with drugs and alcohol. America's drug crisis will not improve until the nation focuses on treating addicts, not criminalizing them.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
November 5, 2020

2020 Drug Use Report—What We Can Learn from Studying a Global Problem

Drug addiction is growing in the United States, and it's growing across the world, too. Every year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime releases a world report, a document that highlights drug-related issues across the planet.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
October 22, 2020

Looking Beyond Opioid Addiction—How Polysubstance Abuse is Becoming the Norm

A new study indicates that clinicians need to look beyond opioid addiction, mainly because the vast majority of addicts are now using more than one substance. When someone is addicted to more than one drug, the stakes are much higher, the risks much more significant, and the need to get help far more pressing.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
October 22, 2020

Positive Drug Tests Reach Record High

According to new data, not only was the overall number of positive drug tests at a 16-year high in 2019, but the rate of positive tests (percentage of drug tests administrated that came out positive) was also at an all-time high. What does this data tell us?

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Ren in Drug-Related News
September 10, 2020

What is the Scope of Addiction in the World?

The drug epidemic that has swept across America is not just a problem in the States. When the camera lens is zoomed out to examine the planet as a whole, it becomes clear that the entire world struggles with a growing drug addiction emergency.

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