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.


Arkansas, Addiction Crisis. Holding Pharma Accountable, and Helping Those Addicted

Arkansas recently made national news when the state’s attorney general sued three major drug distributors for their alleged role in creating and adding to the opioid addiction epidemic. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge claimed that Cardinal Health, McKesson Corporation, and AmerisourceBergen failed to monitor and report highly suspicious shipments of opioids into Arkansas.


Ren in Drug trafficking
March 13, 2019

How Can We Use Diplomatic Solutions for Reducing Drug Trafficking?

Let’s talk about diplomacy, a word that gets lost in translation too many times to count. More specifically, let’s talk about diplomacy and how the U.S. could use a diplomatic methodology to reduce drug trafficking from foreign nations.


Ren in News
February 28, 2019

El Chapo Found Guilty on ALL Counts—What That Means for the Drug Trade

New York Supreme Court In a breaking news announcement, the notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin Guzman (known as El Chapo) was found guilty on all ten counts at his trial in New York. Joaquin has been in prison for three years, with his trial only just recently coming to a close this February 2019.