Ren in Drugs and Crime
September 7, 2021

Treat Addiction, Don’t Penalize It

Though the War on Drugs has been waged in the U.S. for 50 years, it has never been effective in curbing drug addiction. In fact, America's drug problem has only gotten worse.


Ren in Addiction Treatment
April 13, 2021

How Addiction Treatment Can Inspire Hope

Is there a connection between hopelessness and addictive behavior? And if so, how could hope be used to help people recover from drinking and drug use?


Drug Rehabs Should Do More Than Save Lives

Rehab performs the heroic task of saving lives on an immediate basis. But should it do more? If it is to be an effective part of solving a problem as deep and as wide as addiction it should; by reducing future risk of death.



Seeking Help for Yourself While a Loved One Still Struggles

Can a recovering addict seek treatment and create a relapse-free life if they have a loved one back at home who is still using drugs and alcohol?


Julie in Dealing with Addiction
December 16, 2020

10 Reasons Why It’s a Bad Idea to Hold off Addiction Treatment Until after the Holidays

Don’t wait until after the holidays to ask a loved one to get sober.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.