ALCOHOL ABUSE

Ren in Alcohol Addiction
July 13, 2021

Death is Not the Only Negative Effect of Alcohol Misuse

When people consider drug or alcohol addiction, the most attention-grabbing, headline-worthy material is always the number of deaths caused by drinking or drug abuse. But as a recent study shows, death is only one of the serious and harmful outcomes of alcohol abuse. There are many others.

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
June 17, 2021

How Alcohol Consumption Slowly Kills You

Though alcohol is widely accepted and its use is normalized in our society, there are several harsh truths about the substance that the American people must be made aware of.

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Ren in Alcohol Addiction
June 4, 2021

How New Alcohol Policy Could Save Lives

Remarkably, Lithuania’s alcohol-related vehicle fatalities decreased 82% during a 15-year long experimental phase in which alcohol-related restrictions were imposed on the general public (especially those driving while intoxicated). Should we consider cracking down more on not only drunk driving but also on the circumstances that precipitate drunk driving?

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Ren in Alcohol
March 20, 2021

Alcohol Manufacturers Intentionally Target Underage Demographics with Marketing Campaigns

The alcohol industry spends close to $500 million annually on alcohol advertising. Many would not think twice about this. But what about when alcohol advertising encourages teenagers and underage young adults to drink?

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Julie in Recovery
December 22, 2020

Motherhood and Sobriety During a Global Pandemic

So while I know I have some difficult times ahead and that these next few weeks are going to be tough, I am grateful that on top of everything else I don’t have to worry about my drinking problem anymore.

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
November 24, 2020

Alcohol Deaths on the Rise – The Silent Killer in Rural America

The CDC recently released a report that shows a 43% increase in alcohol-related deaths. What is particularly shocking is that the most significant increases in deaths have been in rural areas. What is causing this? And what are the potential solutions to it?

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Ren in Alcohol
September 30, 2020

Why Does Alcohol Cause More Deaths in Some States than in Others?

While alcohol is a problem everywhere, it does not affect all states equally. As the drug epidemic has swept across America, so too has alcohol addiction become more severe.—and it seems to touch down with particular severity in certain regions.

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
August 17, 2020

What Factors Lead to Excessive Alcohol Consumption in New Hampshire?

With 88,000 people in the United States dying from alcohol-related causes each year, there is no doubt that alcohol abuse is a considerable public health problem in ALL parts of the nation.

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Ren in Sobriety
June 22, 2020

Summer BBQ? How to Host a Socially Distanced Sober Summer Party

As we roll into the summer months and some of the shelter-at-home quarantine mandates loosen, many Americans are undoubtedly entertaining the idea of hosting BBQs, parties, beach days, and other social gatherings.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
May 1, 2020

Tallahassee Mayor Withdraws from Public Life to Seek Addiction Treatment

Admitting to a drug problem takes courage. If there's a national spotlight on you so, doing so takes even more courage. One mayor from Florida's state capital just came forth and admitted to his drinking problem, effectively inspiring others who secretly struggle with addiction to do the same.

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