DRUG EFFECTS

Ren in Drug-Related News
July 24, 2021

Khat Is Abused All Over the World, and It’s Coming to America

Khat is a mystery drug of sorts, as few people in the western world know what it is or what kind of harm it can do. However, khat is becoming more common in the United States, and Americans must get informed on this substance. Families need to learn about khat and encourage their loved ones to avoid it.

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Ren in Health risks
September 24, 2020

Many Cardiac Deaths May Actually Be Drug Overdoses

It’s known that drug and alcohol abuse has a harmful effect on one’s cardiovascular system. However, new data suggests that the real threat of drugs on one's heart may have been entirely underestimated.

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Ren in Drug Education
April 12, 2020

Drug Use, COVID-19, and Increased Risk for Addicts

The nation is suffering a pandemic of epic proportions. But before COVID-19, the U.S. was already struggling with the addiction crisis. How are addicts affected by the developing COVID-19 crisis?

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Ren in Drug Information
January 30, 2020

How Do Drugs Affect Us?

One of the major issues with the current U.S. drug problem is the fact that so many people still don’t know all that much about drugs. Millions of Americans still don’t have the data on one of the most severe public health emergencies of our time.

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Karen in Drug Abuse Information
January 16, 2020

Does Substance Use Increase the Risk of Suicide?

Drug overdoses aren't the only way drug users may lose their lives. Heavy users of alcohol, opioids, cocaine or even marijuana run a higher risk of suicide than those who don't use drugs. This is another compelling reason to get an addicted person into rehab.

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Ren in Drug Addiction
September 13, 2019

Addiction Is “A Solution” that Becomes “The Problem”

The often false, painful and confusing narrative of how a person becomes addictive is at the center of much debate. For many years, addiction was seen as a problem for the inner city, or the morally weak. Worse, when a person didn't fit this narrative, they were labeled with different terms.

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Ren in Drug information
August 4, 2019

Study Shows Acetaminophen as Effective As Opioids with Some Chronic Pain Sufferers

When I see a headline in the media about opioid painkillers, the first thing I think of is addiction. And rightly so, as most news stories tend to be about the addictive nature of opioid painkillers, about overdoses, drug crime connected to painkillers, or pharma companies getting busted for their addictive products.

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Karen in Drug Information
January 16, 2019

Meet Methoxetamine—A Dangerous New Drug with Unwarranted Reputation for Safety

Ketamine was bad enough. We don’t need another drug that’s even worse. Meet methoxetamine.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
December 10, 2018

The Dangers of “Exploring Oneself“ Through Drug Use

We live in a society that makes drug use “cool” and “hip.” Marijuana is the “cool” thing to do now, and people who pop pills at parties are a part of the “in” crowd.

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Ren in Drug Information
November 16, 2018

The Dangers and Risks of Ecstasy

If you’ve had an ear to the ground on the recent drug news and its media coverage, you may have heard whisperings and suggestions that psychedelics, hallucinogens, and a few other designer drugs are supposedly “helpful” or beneficial for addressing certain mental health issues.

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