Ren in Drug use trends
February 22, 2021

Stimulant Addiction Now Leading to More Overdose Deaths

Every year in the United States, tens of thousands of Americans die from drug overdoses. While most of those deaths are caused by opioid overdoses, meth and cocaine abuse have led to increasing casualties over the years.


Ren in Drug-Related News
November 5, 2020

2020 Drug Use Report—What We Can Learn from Studying a Global Problem

Drug addiction is growing in the United States, and it's growing across the world, too. Every year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime releases a world report, a document that highlights drug-related issues across the planet.


Ren in Drug-Related News
August 24, 2020

Support Recovery through International Overdose Awareness Day & National Recovery Month

More Americans are beginning to understand the sweeping addiction epidemic that this country faces.


Karen Hadley in Drug Use
January 23, 2019

Is It Time to Scrap Workplace Drug Tests?

Some employers are scrapping pre-employment or workplace drug tests because of the difficulty of finding or retaining employees who can pass them. Is this a sound move? If tests are abandoned, are there any other actions an employer can take to create a drug-free workplace? This is a defeatist, apathetic and scary reason. It sounds like they are scrapping testing for qualified employees, because they can’t find enough qualified employees so they will hire unqualified employees.


Ren in Legislation
August 29, 2018

One Senator is Putting Pressure on Pharmaceutical Companies

While U.S. politicians have historically left pharmaceutical organizations alone and have even, in fact, flowed them power, one U.S. Senator is making waves by doing the exact opposite.


Ren in Drug overdoses
June 18, 2018

Causes of Fatal Injury in the United States: Drug Overdoses Near the Top

As is the nature of human beings, we don’t like to dwell on the grim truth that is the hardships of our fellows and the struggles that so many Americans face. But we have to look at these issues. We have to sit side-by-side and face them, for only in facing them will we ever actually reduce them.