Karen Hadley in Opioid Crisis
February 23, 2023

Drug Dealers’ Fake Pills Are More Deadly Than Ever

A tidal wave of counterfeit pills that contain deadly fentanyl plus thousands more pounds of the drug threatens a continued high loss of American lives.


Karen Hadley in National News
February 21, 2023

Powerfully Dangerous Meth Linked to Homelessness and Mental Illness

Reports from across America testify to the catastrophic effects of a new form of methamphetamine that is driving some people into mental institutions and others into homeless encampments.


Editorial Staff in National News
February 6, 2023

Alarming Increase in California Fentanyl Busts Shed Light on How Accessible Fentanyl Is

California recently conducted a statewide crackdown on fentanyl, seizing over 28,000 pounds of the highly potent opioid in the past year, a nearly six-fold increase over the previous year. Given the exponential increase in the prevalence of fentanyl in the United States, family members of addicts must be warned of the dangers of fentanyl and encouraged to seek help for their loved ones as soon as possible.


Ren in Drug trafficking
April 27, 2022

Law Enforcement Seizures of Pills Containing Fentanyl Increase Dramatically

One of the most significant risks of using drugs is the possibility that an addict will unknowingly use a completely different drug from what they were expecting. This risk has been particularly evident with the recent surge in fatal fentanyl overdoses.


Ren in Drug-Related News
October 31, 2021

Carfentanil; A New Drug in America that’s 100 Times More Potent than Fentanyl

Carfentanil has made the news from time to time over the past few years, but not usually in a way that sparks mass concern from authorities and communities. Sadly, the most recent headline on carfentanil suggests that traffickers are appropriating this drug for mass distribution. That’s definitely something to be concerned about.


Ren in News
October 13, 2021

How Indigenous Communities are Robbed of Their Land and Their Lives by Drug Trafficking and Addiction

Indigenous Americans in both North and South America spent much of the last 500 years subjected to land theft at the hands of settler-colonial powers. Today’s Indigenous communities face a similar existential crisis, this time in the form of land grabs by illegal drug cartels and a complicit pharmaceutical industry.


Karen Hadley in Opioid Crisis
July 5, 2021

Fentanyl Today: An Update on this Deadly and Ever-Changing Phenomenon

The changes of the last several years must be tracked and understood if we are to reverse the terrible losses imposed on our country by those who make and traffic in fentanyl.


Ren in Drug Prevention
June 1, 2021

Opioids and Virtual Street Corners – How Drugs are Illegally Purchased in the 21st-Century

A recent study revealed the scope of online drug sales, particularly as pertains to opioids. Unfortunately, this problem has gotten much worse than most experts initially believed.


Ren in Drug use trends
January 2, 2020

Drug Addiction on a Global Scale

Almost universally across the world, drug use is going up. Why is this? Why are more people using drugs? Are people naturally inclined to use drugs? Certainly not. National and international communities work very hard to crack down on drug production, trafficking, distribution, etc.


Ren in Drugs and Crime
December 14, 2019

Human Trafficking and Drug Abuse

The terms “human trafficking” and “drug abuse” are terms that invoke senses of anguish, and despair. Human trafficking and drug abuse are terrible occurrences, and both occur in the U.S. and the world.