Ren in Drug Prevention
July 27, 2023

‘Sense of Purpose’ a Critical Factor in Substance-Free Living

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania surveyed college students and found that the ‘sense of purpose’ factor was a critical predictor of whether college students drank alcohol excessively.


Ren in Drug Use
May 23, 2023

Marijuana and Hallucinogen Use at All-Time Highs for Young Americans

According to the recently published 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey, even though overall drug use did not increase among youths between 2021 and 2022, certain drug types did become increasingly more popular, namely cannabis and hallucinogens.



Key Factors Creating the Highest Overdose Risk Among Drug Users

Certain drug combinations, habits, and even mental or physical health conditions greatly increase the risk of fatal drug overdose. Learn the factors that create the biggest risks.


Ren in Drug Use
May 20, 2023

Monitoring the Future Survey Showed Drug Abuse Rates Remained Steady Among Young Americans in 2022

The 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey was finalized and published recently. The findings showed no progress in reducing teen substance abuse rates from 2021 to 2022, as rates of substance abuse among young people held steady compared to drug use rates in previous years.


Ren in Cannabis
April 10, 2023

Adolescents at Three Times Greater Risk for Cannabis Addiction

Marijuana is often cited as the first drug people use, and they often use it while still young. New research suggests adolescents are three times more likely to succumb to cannabis addiction...


Ren in Opioid Crisis
January 15, 2023

Fatal Heart Infections Linked to Opioid Addiction Soar Among Youth

Scientific researchers are finding a grim answer to why growing numbers of young Americans are dying from the effects of heart failure, endocarditis, strokes, and leaking heart valves. Researchers have determined that opioid abuse among young people is the common denominator for several rising heart-related diseases and fatalities among Americans ages 15 to 44.


Editorial Staff in News
October 14, 2022

Marijuana and Hallucinogen Use Reach All-Time High Among Young Adults

Monitoring substance abuse trends among young people provides a clear view of developing drug problems nationwide. Recent studies in this area suggest that certain types of drug use are now the highest they’ve ever been for young people, painting a dire picture of what the future may look like unless these trends are curbed.


Ren in Marijuana
August 12, 2021

Young People Face Increased Risk From Cannabis Consumption

The subject of heated debate and an ongoing discussion regarding its legalization, marijuana has become a common talking point at American dinner tables, in school classrooms, and on political stages. And though many states have moved towards legalizing the substance, doing so may have harmful implications for young people.


Ren in Alcohol Abuse
August 4, 2021

Alcoholic Energy Drinks – The Rise and Fall of a Dangerous Substance Marketed to Young People

What are alcoholic energy drinks? And why were they banned? Are they still banned?


Ren in Marijuana
July 11, 2021

Where Medical Marijuana is Advertised, Youth Consumption Increases

A 2019 study draws a connection between medical marijuana advertising and adolescent marijuana use. According to the study, in regions where medical marijuana is heavily promoted, there is more youth cannabis use. If this correlation is true, residents should take a stand against medicinal marijuana advertisements immediately.