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Ren in News
June 3, 2019

The True Cost of Addiction—Sex, Money and Corruption

60 medical experts are currently under federal charges for doling out highly addictive and potentially lethal opioid pharmaceuticals for money or sexual favors from addicts, or for cash incentives from crooked pharmacies.

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Ren in News
April 27, 2019

Children Are Being Exposed to Drugs Used to “Help” Address Addiction in Adults

To love and protect children is one of humanity's most important doctrines, one of the supreme, guiding principles of just being human. When we hear of a child’s suffering, it strikes a deep, painful chord in our very souls.

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Ren in News
April 11, 2019

Portugal Finds Value in Diversion of Drug Addicts to Treatment Instead of Incarceration

Imagine the worst possible drug den, the ultimate cesspool of addiction and drug-related misery. That was Portugal in the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s. Then, in just a matter of a few years, the country completely turned their drug problem around and managed to create massive change for the better.

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Ren in News
April 9, 2019

Meth Surge Now Rivals Opioids for National Headlines

Most of the headlines I see on America’s addiction crisis are related to the opioid epidemic, and rightly so. Opiates account for a significant portion of our nation's drug crisis. But it’s not the only drug to be aware of.

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Ren in News
April 7, 2019

HIV Outbreaks, Opioid Misuse, and Small Town America

When we hear the words, “HIV outbreak” odds are we think of Africa, or maybe the United States in the early to mid-1990s. Even if we consider an “HIV outbreak” as occurring on American soil, we instantly assume cloud-shrouded high rises, sprawling urban metropolis, and downtrodden poor neighborhoods tucked back into the industrial districts.

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Ren in News
March 25, 2019

Three Countries and Their Drug Problems

We hear on the news these days that the U.S. struggles with an “opioid epidemic,” “an addiction crisis,” or a “national public health emergency.” All of this is true. But what we don’t hear about are the addiction struggles of other countries.

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Ren in News
February 28, 2019

El Chapo Found Guilty on ALL Counts—What That Means for the Drug Trade

New York Supreme Court In a breaking news announcement, the notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin Guzman (known as El Chapo) was found guilty on all ten counts at his trial in New York. Joaquin has been in prison for three years, with his trial only just recently coming to a close this February 2019.

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Ren in News
November 20, 2018

Why Suicide Rates are Climbing Across the U.S.—The Link Between Suicide and Drug Use

Since 1999, statistics for suicide have increased by twenty-five percent, heralding a concerning mystery in our health condition that warrants attention.

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Despite Epidemic, the FDA Approves a Powerful New Pain Killer

Jake Harper of NPR.org reported on Nov. 2, 2018 that the FDA has approved the distribution of Dsuvia, a very potent opioid pain reliever. It is 5 to 10 times more potent than fentanyl and 1,000 more potent than morphine.

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Aaron in News
September 18, 2017

What is National Recovery Month… and Why Should I Care?

September is National recovery month this year will be the 27th one, actually. The month is meant to be a time we celebrate those who have conquered there addiction and remember those who have passed, but why should YOU care…

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