Ren in Information on U.S. States
January 1, 2020

Committing to Sobriety in 2020

The holidays are a time of celebration and merriment when we get together with family members, friends, and other loved ones. It’s also a time when coworkers gather in a more casual environment and socialize. The holidays are when we all come together and just appreciate each other more.


Karen Hadley in Drug use trends
December 29, 2019

New Global Drug Report Shows Increasing Use of All Drugs, Huge Growth of Opioid Use and Record Cocaine Production

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports each year on global drug use and addiction. This year’s report shows that despite the efforts of tens of thousands of people around the world, there is more drug use and loss of life than ever.


Ren in Fentanyl
November 13, 2019

Fentanyl Deaths Rose More than Ten-Fold in Five Years

The United States is in the midst of an overdose epidemic. Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die from drug overdoses. This has gone on since the early-2000s.


Ren in Drug information
October 27, 2019

Why Does the U.S. Prescribe More Drugs than Other Countries?

A striking report from U.S. News revealed that American surgical patients are nine times more likely to receive a prescription for opioid pain relievers than Swedish patients. Even bringing the focus closer to home and comparing U.S. prescribing rates to Canadian prescribing rates, American doctors still prescribe opioids at a rate nearly twice that of Canadian doctors.