Ren in Opioid Crisis
January 5, 2023

Digital Currency and Fentanyl, New Elements of 21st-Century Drug Trafficking

“Two Dutch nationals, an Englishman, and nine companies have been targeted for sanctions by the U.S. government for allegedly operating an illegal fentanyl ring that generated millions of dollars in virtual currency.” That is the opening line from an A.P. News report outlining the growing risk of shady business dealings involving transnational corporations, cryptocurrency, and discreet shipments of drugs. Given the increasing danger presented by online drug sales and discreet by-mail drug trafficking, families must do everything they can to get help for their addicted loved ones.


Ren in Marijuana Use
November 6, 2020

As Legalization Spreads, Teen Marijuana Use Returns

As cannabis legalization efforts have increased across the U.S. more youth begin to see marijuana as non-threatening and usage rates have begun to climb, creating serious problems for this nation's young people.


Ren in Alcohol
September 30, 2020

Why Does Alcohol Cause More Deaths in Some States than in Others?

While alcohol is a problem everywhere, it does not affect all states equally. As the drug epidemic has swept across America, so too has alcohol addiction become more severe.—and it seems to touch down with particular severity in certain regions.


Ren in Drug Addiction
September 12, 2020

Why Those Needing Drug Rehab During Pandemic May Suffer from Neglect

How has COVID-19 affected Americans seeking drug or alcohol rehab? This pandemic has made life difficult for ALL Americans. But for those who need drug rehab to protect their very existence, it has been far worse.


Ren in Information on U.S. States
April 1, 2019

Michigan’s Drug Problem and What a New Grant Could Do to Stem the Tide of Addiction

Throughout our history, the individual states of the United States of America have gone through their ups and downs. Sometimes these issues have mirrored what was going on in the country at large, and sometimes they were unique to the state.


Ren in Drug trafficking
March 13, 2019

How Can We Use Diplomatic Solutions for Reducing Drug Trafficking?

Let’s talk about diplomacy, a word that gets lost in translation too many times to count. More specifically, let’s talk about diplomacy and how the U.S. could use a diplomatic methodology to reduce drug trafficking from foreign nations.


Ren in National News
May 12, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic Was Declared a National Emergency: Now What?

President Trump declared opiate addiction in the U.S. a national emergency in late October 2017. In fact, he declared opiates a, “State of National Public Health Emergency.” This label does not get thrown around much, and for it to be attached to something drug-related is unprecedented.


Aaron in News
September 18, 2017

What is National Recovery Month… and Why Should I Care?

September is National recovery month this year will be the 27th one, actually. The month is meant to be a time we celebrate those who have conquered there addiction and remember those who have passed, but why should YOU care…