COVID-19

Ren in Drug Trends
May 19, 2021

Drug Overdose Fatalities Reach 80,000 in One Year

The destructive nature of drug addiction has never been more apparent than it is right now. Recently, the CDC recorded the highest death toll from drug overdoses for any 12-month period. What will it take to curb the rise of drug deaths in America?

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What Does the UN’s World Drug Report Tell Us About Addiction?

Every year, the United Nations issues a report on the state of drug use around the globe. What does this year’s report tell us? It’s predictably grim news.

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
January 26, 2021

Alcohol Consumption Trends During COVID-19

What effect has the COVID-19 pandemic had on alcohol misuse?

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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 Drug Addiction
September 12, 2020

Why Those Needing Drug Rehab During Pandemic May Suffer from Neglect

How has COVID-19 affected Americans seeking drug or alcohol rehab? This pandemic has made life difficult for ALL Americans. But for those who need drug rehab to protect their very existence, it has been far worse.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
August 27, 2020

Winnipeg Experiences a Surge in Opioid Overdoses During COVID-19 – What Can We Learn from That Crisis?

What happens when a city experiences a massive surge in drug overdose deaths? What resources do residents have to help addicts before they overdose? One Canadian city is forced to find out.

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Karen in Drug Rehabilitation
August 6, 2020

Why the COVID-19 Pandemic Makes NOW the Perfect Time to Get Sober

It's NEVER a good time to be addicted. But the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic ups the stakes considerably. If ever there was a time to reach out to a loved one—or reach out yourself—for sobriety, it's right now.

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Karen in Marijuana
July 28, 2020

Vaping, Your Lungs and Coronavirus

Some people consider that vaping is safer and healthier than smoking cigarettes or joints. But is it really healthier when it comes fighting off respiratory infections?

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Ren in Alcohol
July 11, 2020

Alcohol Consumption Soars During COVID-19

With tensions high and nerves on edge, millions of Americans have been sheltering at home during the COVID-19 health crisis. Some have stayed at home for several weeks without leaving. Sadly, alcohol consumption has soared during the crisis, and alcohol companies have raked in the profits while Americans put themselves at further risk. What can we learn from this? And how can we ensure it doesn't happen again?

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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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