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Ren in Drug Information
July 17, 2018

Fentanyl—The Deadliest Opioid Painkiller Hidden in Plain Sight

In 2015, the average, American life expectancy dropped. This was the first time the life expectancy went down since 1993. In 2016, it dropped again . This was the first time the U.S. average life expectancy dropped for two years in a row since 1965.

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Ren in Prescription drug abuse
July 12, 2018

OxyContin at the Top for Addictive Pharmaceuticals

To understand the drug problem our nation is faced with, one has to be ready and willing to face some facts that might be most unpleasant. But facing the truth about drugs and the truth about 21st-century drug addiction is something we all must do if we are going to get a handle on this problem.

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Ren in Prescription drugs
July 5, 2018

Teens and Prescription Drug Abuse

An area of drug abuse that needs to be talked about more is teen prescription drug abuse. Research shows that teens and young people, in general, are abusing prescription drugs with growing prevalence, and that is something to be worried about.

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Ren in Drug overdoses
July 3, 2018

U.S. Life Expectancy Is on Its Way Down. Why?

Changes in the U.S. every year aren’t uncommon, that’s just a natural part of the constantly changing aspect of life. Unfortunately, not all changes are good ones. One change the U.S. has experienced recently has been that of a significant, ongoing dip in overall, American life expectancy.

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Ren in Prescription drug abuse
July 2, 2018

Doctor Shopping on the Rise: How Addicts Really Get Drugs

The drug addiction “scene” in the United States has changed much since the turn of the century. While drug crime of the twentieth century always involved back-alley dealings, gangs, trafficking cartels, and an all-out war against all of the above, drug abuse and drug crime of today wears a different face.

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Ren in Drug Information
July 1, 2018

The Real Cost of Meth Labs in a Community

With how common drug abuse is in the 21st century, there are many concerns and many “side effect” problems on a national level that come about from drug abuse and rampant addiction.

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Ren in Drug Rehab
June 30, 2018

The Debacle of Dual Diagnosis

There is a debacle with dual diagnosis , every medical expert’s and psychiatrist’s favorite term in discussing an addict’s “problems.” But the problem is, most experts cannot even fully define dual diagnosis.

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Ren in Health risks
June 28, 2018

Drug Abuse Linked to Shorter Life Spans

While most people know that drug and alcohol addiction is risky to one’s health, most don’t know the gruesome details as to exactly how damaging drug use and alcoholism are to one’s health. When people abuse drugs and alcohol, they shave hours, days, even years off their overall lifespan.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
June 26, 2018

Teens Have Few Options for Drug Addiction Treatment

Teenagers who fall prey to drug and alcohol problems have a particularly terrible affliction, terrorized by an addiction habit that could fully consume them before they even reach adulthood. Teens are more likely to take risks as a result of substance abuse.

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Ren in Drug information
June 18, 2018

Heroin and the Brain: What the Drug can Do to One's DNA

Let’s talk about heroin and the effect that this powerful narcotic has on the brain of a user. According to new research, long-term heroin use actually changes how genes are activated in the brain…

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