COVID-19

Ren in News
November 8, 2021

Drug Overdose Deaths Jumped Nearly 30 Percent During the Pandemic

Many public health experts believed that, partially because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was going to be the worst year yet for drug overdoses. They were right, and final numbers for the death toll exceeded even the most gloomy predictions.

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Ren in Drug Use
October 28, 2021

A Look at College Campus Drinking and Drug Use

Every parent wants a safe and rewarding college experience for their children. But when alcohol misuse and drug abuse are ongoing problems on college campuses which are further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, how can parents ensure their children’s safety?

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
July 28, 2021

Opioid Abuse Surged During the Pandemic – Treatment is the Answer for Those Now Addicted

There is compelling evidence that suggests opioid addiction and overdose rates soared during the Covid-19 pandemic. Was this a direct result of Covid-19? Or was it a continuation of America’s opioid addiction epidemic?

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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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