Ren in News
March 28, 2024

What Is the Scope of Club Drug Experimentation Today?

Club drugs refer to a category of drugs often associated with nightclubs, dance parties, music festivals, and raves. The drugs became prominent in the 1990s, and the use of such substances is still quite common. Some studies report an increase in interest in club drugs, especially among young people. Americans should educate themselves on club drugs and their effects. They should avoid such drugs and help their loved ones avoid them.


Ren in Drug Information
October 22, 2021

Why You Should be Concerned About Hallucinogens

In recent years, a movement has grown in both the U.S. and Canada to recognize the alleged “benefits” of hallucinogenic drugs. The language surrounding this movement is dangerous because it serves to normalize drugs that have known harms and long-term risk factors.


Ren in Legislation
December 31, 2020

Oregon Decriminalizes Drugs—What This Means for the Future

In an effort to keep addicts out of jail, Oregon just voted to decriminalize possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone, and other hard drugs. However, many criticize the law for legalizing harmful substances.


Ren in Drug Information
November 14, 2018

Why Psychedelics are Not the New Health Innovation of the 21st-Century

For those of us who follow the medical news, we may have heard whisperings about the use of psychedelic drugs for addressing mental health issues. This is a relatively new movement, or at the very least, it’s a new spin on the 1970s-era effort to create legitimacy for psychedelics in the field of mental health.


Sue Birkenshaw in Alcohol
April 29, 2018

Could LSD be Offered as a Treatment for Alcoholism?

Is That Even a Good Idea? Those trying to overcome alcoholism may struggle with this problem for years before they find the right treatment to help end the battle. But along the way, they could encounter treatment that does more damage than the disease.


Jason Good in Addiction
October 24, 2017

Microdosing: The Newest Creation of Quack Science

What could be worse than the mainstream use and acceptance of hardcore psychedelic drugs? The only thing that comes to mind is the sudden popularity of “mircrodosing” LSD.


Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Rehabilitation
December 22, 2011

John’s Drug and Alcohol Use

John is clean-cut and athletic, his quick movements and speech reveal his alert intelligence. But through all of his teens and young adulthood, he was headed for complete self-destruction through drugs. And it all started when he was just seven years old.