Ren in Recovery
December 18, 2021

Unique Challenges Recovering Addicts Face After the Holidays AND a Pandemic

The last two weeks of December and the first few weeks of the new year can be incredibly stressful for recovering addicts. And during a global pandemic, this time of year is even more challenging.


Ren in Drug Free. For Good.
January 7, 2021

Helping Them Get Back on Their Feet—How to Assist a Loved One Post-Addiction Rehab

How should you help your loved one when they get out of rehab? What does that help look like? What should you do to ensure they don’t relapse?


Ren in Family Help
August 9, 2020

Your Loved One Just Relapsed – What Do You Do?

One of the most feared words in the addiction treatment space is the word “relapse.” Relapse carries such a horrible connotation, and many recovering addicts associate “relapse” with “failure.” They should not do this. Relapses DO happen, yes, but there is a straightforward process of addressing relapses and making sure they DON’T happen again.


Ren in Drug Rehab
March 24, 2020

How to Help Someone Who Has Been to Treatment and Relapsed

When struggling addicts go to rehab and end up relapsing afterward, it might make them a little jaded at the thought of going to rehab again. What can the parents and family members of addicts do to ensure that their loved ones don't give up?


Ren in Drug Addiction
February 21, 2019

The Mechanics of Opioid Addiction

“The opioid epidemic.” We hear this line on the news, on social media, in discussions within our communities, and so on. It is a well-known fact at this point that the United States is struggling with an opioid epidemic.


Ren in Sobriety
September 2, 2018

Why a Complete, Life Change is Necessary for Effective Addiction Recovery

Let’s have a very intimate, significant, heart-to-heart discussion about drug and alcohol addiction, and what it takes to get recovered off of drugs and alcohol.


Ren in Recovery
August 19, 2018

Why Do Recovering Addicts Relapse?

If one were to do a cursory survey or study of the most commonly asked questions about drug and alcohol addiction, it is very likely that the most commonly asked question would be, “Why do recovering addicts relapse?”