ADDICTION TREATMENT

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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Ren in Drug-Related News
August 19, 2020

Addiction in the Nation’s Capital

If there is one lesson the drug addiction epidemic of the 21st-century has taught us, it's that substance abuse can touch down anywhere.

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Karen in Recovery
February 27, 2020

There are Many Definitions of Recovery – Which One is Right for You?

Recovery is recovery is recovery – Isn’t it? Isn’t recovery the same thing for everyone finishing rehab? Aren’t we all talking about the same thing? Actually, we’re not. There are many definitions of recovery, depending on whom you talk to.

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
February 16, 2020

Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap

Though millions of Americans struggle with addiction, only a small percentage ever actually get help with qualified treatment. What is the "Treatment Gap?" And how can we close this gap for good?

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Karen in Drug use trends
December 29, 2019

New Global Drug Report Shows Increasing Use of All Drugs, Huge Growth of Opioid Use and Record Cocaine Production

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports each year on global drug use and addiction. This year’s report shows that despite the efforts of tens of thousands of people around the world, there is more drug use and loss of life than ever.

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Ren in Drug information
October 22, 2019

What Should We Do to Make the Correct Addiction Treatment More Available?

The current drug addiction epidemic began in the late 1990s. However, it took several years for the United States to recognize the severity of the problem. Since it became apparent that we were indeed in an addiction crisis, states all across America have taken action to address that crisis.

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Ren in Addiction
July 4, 2019

Recent Study Shows Pitfalls of The Disease Model of Addiction

Over the last 50 years, the way we look at addiction has evolved. Then, as in earlier times, it was seen as a moral failing or weakness. Individuals who found themselves addicted felt they had nowhere to turn for help, and the social stigma of addiction created barriers to those desperately trying to find recovery.

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Ren in Effects on children
June 5, 2019

How Many Addicted Parents Have Kids Still Living at Home?

“New research shows more than 600,000 American parents with kids under 18 are addicted to opioids.” That was the headline that caught my eye from a May article in U.S. News . A sucker for headlines and statistic-based research, I clicked on the material and read it.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
June 1, 2019

Naloxone—Does It Help Us or Hinder Us?

Naloxone. This is the overdose reversal medicine, the injection or nasal spray which can bring an overdosing addict back from the brink of death. Naloxone truly is a miracle of modern medicine, but one might be surprised as to the controversy over the drug.

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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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