Ren in Drug-Related News
September 28, 2023

Healthcare Workers at High Risk of Addiction and Overdose

Addiction is often framed as a blue-collar, working-class problem or an issue faced mainly by people who are poor, homeless, or barely hanging on. When people think of addicts, they often think of people on the street. When people are asked to picture someone who struggles with addiction but who is fully employed, they might think of construction workers, miners, farmers, servers, bartenders, and general day laborers.


Ren in Drug Trends
December 11, 2022

New Study Shows Doctors Prescribing Lower Dosage Opioids

A study out of Canada shows that many doctors are now prescribing less potent doses of opioid pain relievers for post-surgery pain. While this is certainly a step in the right direction, advocates say doctors should also recommend nonopioid pain relief options as an effective alternative. And in some cases, doctors should move away from prescribing opioids entirely.


Ren in Opioid Crisis
April 12, 2022

Tracing A Network of Crime: How Pharma Distributors Acted as the Middlemen in the Opioid Epidemic

In the now two-decade-long opioid epidemic in the U.S., pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers, pharmacies, and doctors have all come under fire for the role they played in the surge of opioid addiction and death. One group, previously unnoticed and only just now coming under investigation, bears mentioning. As reports have shown, pharmaceutical distributors had just as critical a role in the opioid epidemic as other bad actors.


Ren in Professionals
November 4, 2020

How Often Do Medical Experts Become Addicted to the Very Substances They Sometimes Must Prescribe?

Addiction can crop up among any set of people. No one is safe from the risk of addiction. Even highly trained medical experts still fall prey to the very substances that they sometimes must prescribe.


Ren in National News
August 13, 2019

Will the Next Generation of Doctors Be Better Equipped to Treat Pain?

We look to our doctors for help in improving our physical condition, and that covers a broad range of areas.


Ren in News
June 3, 2019

The True Cost of Addiction—Sex, Money and Corruption

60 medical experts are currently under federal charges for doling out highly addictive and potentially lethal opioid pharmaceuticals for money or sexual favors from addicts, or for cash incentives from crooked pharmacies.


The Real Cost of Marijuana—A 200 Billion Dollar Problem

Does marijuana use relieve nausea or cause it? For as many as 2.75 million people each year, it may cause not only nausea but also severe abdominal pain and intense vomiting. But the treatment is simple: Stop smoking pot.


Ren in Drug Rehabilitation
January 31, 2019

How Could Hospitals Direct OD Patients to Treatment Centers?

Most of the time, when someone overdoses on drugs, they are taken to a hospital which treats the overdose. Of course, this is what happens when the addict is around someone who can call 911. But what happens when the patient recovers from the overdose?


Ren in Information on U.S. States
November 29, 2018

How Did More than Seventy-Two Thousand Die from Overdoses in 2017? New Numbers and Their Explanation

Did you know that seventy-two thousand Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017? This is a shocking statistic.


Ren in Professionals
November 13, 2018

How Much Do Doctors Actually Know About Addiction?

A disparity exists in our health and medical sphere here in the United States. On the one hand, we have one of the absolute best health systems in the world. But on the other, we are struggling with a massive addiction epidemic to drugs and alcohol.