ADDICTION TREATMENT METHODS

Ren in News
June 29, 2019

CBD Isn’t the Answer to Opioid Addiction, Here’s Why It’s Really Just Clickbait

I understand the media has to get its headlines somehow, so I’m usually not surprised by what I see in the news. But the most recent issue of U.S. News had an article titled, “Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?“ Such a statement is undoubtedly an eye-grabber, and it’s a dangerous statement too.

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Ren in National News
April 29, 2019

The East Coast Suffers under the Weight of Opioid Addiction

The United States has suffered for nigh on two decades with an opioid crisis. It is a sweeping addiction epidemic that has torn millions of families and individual lives apart. Widely publicized as the worst addiction-related epidemic in the history of our nation, opioid addiction first came about on a grand scale in the late 1990s with the mass introduction of opioid pharmaceuticals as being the primary method of dealing with patient pain.

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Ren in News
April 27, 2019

Children Are Being Exposed to Drugs Used to “Help” Address Addiction in Adults

To love and protect children is one of humanity's most important doctrines, one of the supreme, guiding principles of just being human. When we hear of a child’s suffering, it strikes a deep, painful chord in our very souls.

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Ren in Drug Rehab
April 14, 2019

Using Health Insurance to Fund Addiction Treatment

One of the most critical factors in determining the success of a recovering addict’s stay at a residential treatment center is the amount of time they get at that rehab.

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Ren in Drug Rehab
March 10, 2019

Learning How to Get Clean the Right Way—What Not to Do

When it comes to addiction and treatment, we see information all the time that acts as reminders of what we should do. But what about some advice on what we shouldn’t do?

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Ren in Drug Rehab
March 1, 2019

Why “Online Rehabs” Are a Hoax

Any time our country is faced with a serious emergency of some kind, we all come together to do something about it. But at the same time, certain individuals will always try and find a way to profit from that fear and worry. Such characters have shown up throughout history.

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Ren in Drug Rehab
February 14, 2019

Five Things to Look for When Picking the Right Treatment Center

When I was a kid growing up on the family farm, working on cars, barns, houses, tractors, anything that moved and shouldn’t, or anything that should move and didn’t, my dad used to tell me something that stuck with me to this day.

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Ren in National News
February 12, 2019

Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for Opioid Addiction?

On January 23rd, 2019 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy officially added opioid addiction to the growing list of "eligible illnesses" treatable through the state’s medical marijuana program. New Jersey has suffered considerably with an opioid addiction epidemic. We can understand their desire to find effective remedies for opiate addiction. Medical marijuana treatment, however, is not such a remedy.

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Ren in National News
January 24, 2019

How One Federal Program Is Striking a Deal with Healthcare Providers to Offer Addiction Treatment to Patients in Need

As the addiction crisis seems to grow and grow, surging forward no matter what we try to do to stop it, we’ve had to get a creative in our methodology for tackling the problem.

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Ren in Medication-assisted treatment
November 18, 2018

Medications are not the Solution to the Opioid Epidemic

Our country is mired in a terrible opioid addiction epidemic, the likes of which our great nation has never seen before. This is a crippling addiction phenomenon, a national public health emergency of the worst kind.

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