Ren in Opioid Crisis
May 31, 2019

Deaths Related to Fentanyl Are Skyrocketing

If you’ve heard of fentanyl, odds are you know something about just how dangerous and risky this drug is. By itself, the opioid drug fentanyl causes thousands upon thousands of overdose deaths every year. And it happens even when someone is using the substance exactly as prescribed.


The Real Cost of Marijuana—A 200 Billion Dollar Problem

Does marijuana use relieve nausea or cause it? For as many as 2.75 million people each year, it may cause not only nausea but also severe abdominal pain and intense vomiting. But the treatment is simple: Stop smoking pot.


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 Workplace drugs
December 21, 2018

The Danger of Substance Abuse at the Work Place and America’s Top Industries for Addiction

We’ve likely all heard more than once the story of the growing prevalence of drug and alcohol addiction in America. This is a problem that started becoming more severe around the turn of the century and which has doubled, tripled and even quadrupled itself since then.


Ren in Drug-Related News
August 8, 2018

Fentanyl Strips—What They Are and Why States are Considering Using Them

There are few at this point who are not cognizant of the truly terrible opioid epidemic that our nation is currently stuck in. This has been an all-encompassing, encroaching, and a pretty vivid problem that has affected all fifty states.


Ren in Drug Prevention
April 7, 2018

Random Tests in Schools—Valid Strategy or Invasion of Privacy?

As drug use has become more prevalent amongst young people, a proposed solution to the problem has also brought on a huge controversy. This is the proposed solution of using random drug tests in schools . Drug testing occurs just about everywhere else.