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Ren in Addiction
December 11, 2019

Can We Please Quit Calling Excessive Use of Technology an Addiction?

There’s been a lot of talk about the addictive nature of tech, the internet, cell phones, and social media. From the Help Guide to Consumer Affairs and countless other publications, big media centers and online resources are beginning to report on the harmful effects and the addictive nature of tech, social media, and the internet.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
August 27, 2019

What Happens During an Overdose and What Can You Do About It?

I’ve always believed the best way to tackle a problem was to first learn as much about the problem as possible. So when one of my closest friends died from an overdose in 2012, I dedicated a good deal of time and my career to learning about the dangerous phenomenon of overdose.

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Ren in Recovery
May 12, 2019

What Can You Do to Build a Better World in Recovery?

Being in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is infinitely preferable to the alternative of living with an active drug addiction or a drinking problem. But that does not mean that living in recovery is easy or straightforward. No one ever said that it would be.

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Ren in Sobriety
March 18, 2019

How a Recovering Addict Can Use Decision-Making, Life Skills, Personal Ethics, and Other Tools for Staying Sober

Life in recovery can sometimes be difficult and challenging. But the struggles of life in general are why recovering addicts need to have the tools for staying sober.

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Ren in Drug Rehab
March 2, 2019

Ten Questions to Ask a Treatment Center

You are a parent, a spouse, or a son or daughter of an addict. You’re looking for help for your loved one. Or you are yourself struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism, and you need to find help. The first thing to know is that help is available. But maybe you already know that.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
February 24, 2019

Keeping a Sober and Drug-Free Home

What do you think would be easier or would take less effort invested and time committed—helping someone kick an addiction, or preventing someone from ever falling prey to a substance abuse habit in the first place? Prevention is the clear winner.

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Ren in Recovery
February 6, 2019

“The Perfect Week”: Ten Activities to Include in Your Week for Success in Recovery

One of the biggest fears that anyone in recovery has is the fear of relapse. And we get that. Life as a newly-sober individual is challenging. Going through an addiction treatment center can do a lot for helping an individual turn their life around, but it won’t solve all of their problems for them.

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Ren in Sobriety
January 7, 2019

Music Festivals and Raves: Drug Use, Health Risks, and Trying to Have a Good Time In Spite of It All

Music festivals, raves, EDM (electronic dance music) concerts, and live concerts are growing in popularity. According to Billboard , thirty-two million people go to music festivals in the U.S. at least once a year.

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
January 6, 2019

Senior Citizens: The Silent Generation’s Victims of the Opioid Epidemic

Apparently, the silent generation has lived up to their name in more ways than one. Not only was this the generation that worked hard, kept to themselves and stayed quiet, but this is also the generation that to this day is staying quiet about the fact that they are being doped up on highly addictive and mind-altering opioid pain reliever pharmaceutical drugs.

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Dianna Re, CAS in Recovery
January 3, 2019

What to Do (or Not Do) When Your Loved One Comes Back from Rehab

My name is Dianna and I am the Graduate Officer at Narconon New Life Retreat . Over the last 5 years, my job has consisted of staying in touch with the graduates of our program to ensure that they stay on the right track.

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