DRUGS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Ren in Drug-Related News
July 25, 2021

A Rude Awakening – Researchers Use Wastewater to Measure Countries’ Drug Problems

If you were looking for an indicator that the human race has a problem with drug abuse, research uncovering detectable traces of drugs in urban wastewater might be a critical warning of just that. It sounds almost ludicrous to hear, but it’s true.

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Ren in News
July 14, 2021

What are the Environmental Effects of Drug Addiction?

When we consider the overall harm of drug addiction in our society, we almost always look at the financial toll of drug abuse, the crime, the loss of life, the ruined families, and the lost workplace productivity. We seldom consider the environmental implications of drug addiction, manufacturing, and trafficking. It’s time we did just that.

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Karen in Recovery
April 22, 2020

Why a Change of Environment is an Important Tool in Maintaining Sobriety

For some people, returning to their usual environments after completing rehab can be a serious mistake. A change of environment can be just the therapy some people need to succeed in their new sober lives.

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Ren in Recovery
March 21, 2019

The Implications of One’s Environment in Addiction Recovery

An addict is a creature of habit, someone who tends to use drugs and alcohol in the same places, usually even at the same time of day. It’s called a habit for a reason.

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Karen 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.

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GA
Guest Author in Recovery
June 18, 2018

Two Top Causes of Relapse

Having been an addict for over 20 years, and a professional interventionist for 17, I’ve seen and experienced quite a few patterns. One pattern I’ve seen over and again has been around the reasons I, and others, relapse. And there are really just a few major culprits; perhaps the most common one is when - after graduating successfully from treatment - a person returns to his same environment…

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