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Ren in National News
September 24, 2020

The Rise of Meth Addiction in America

While most of the nation has been focused on the opiate epidemic, other drug problems have also been on the rise. Meth addiction statistics have soared in recent years, as have meth-related deaths. When will these crises end?

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Ren in Drug Addiction
September 20, 2020

One in Ten Americans Uses Painkillers

It’s a shocking statistic that one in ten Americans uses painkiller drugs. But that is the brutal truth, and it’s a level of use that must be addressed. There is no reason why ten percent of the U.S. population should be prescribed addictive pain drugs, especially without considering the horrific and even potentially fatal side effects of such drugs.

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Ren in Alcohol
September 17, 2020

Alcohol Abuse Increases Risk of Death for Individuals with Heart Conditions

The American Heart Association released findings that showed how people with heart arrhythmia are more likely to die due to drinking to excess. It is a significant revelation by itself, but it's also indicative of the other harmful effects of alcohol consumption on the human body.

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Ren in Alcohol
September 16, 2020

Binge Drinking Defined

Any alcohol consumption has risk, and that risk is exacerbated the more one drinks. But what constitutes binge drinking? Where did the term come from, and why is it called “binge“ drinking?

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Fio Magliola in Success Story
August 20, 2020

I am decisive. I am brave. I can confront my fears.

The entire program from start to finish has been awesome. I have learned so much about myself, about life and about others, and it is all knowledge I know I will carry with me and make use of for the rest of my happy life. I will not go back to my old ways of coping: they do not exist anymore, those ways are gone.

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Ren in Local News
August 17, 2020

Addiction in Oklahoma and Oklahoma City

Oklahoma may seem like a peaceful, sun-filled land of rolling hills and prairies. But this area also struggles with a severe drug problem. It is a public health crisis that affects cities and rural communities alike.

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Ren in Addiction
August 4, 2020

How Many Addicts Will Die as a Result of COVID-19?

The actual effects of COVID-19 are still being estimated. And we may never know the full extent of harm caused by the pandemic. But while most people are worried about protecting themselves from contracting the virus, what effect is the pandemic having on those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction? What is the impact on those who currently use drugs and alcohol?

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Ren in Recovery
August 4, 2020

Why Is Sleep So Important for Recovery?

The list of daily healthy activities we should maintain is a long one. Most people know that getting a decent night’s rest is essential for our health, but why? Why is sleep crucial to health, and why is it so important for recovering addicts to get plenty of rest?

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Ren in Drug Addiction
July 29, 2020

How Stigma Actually HALTS Progress in Addressing Addiction in America

It’s common for a society to honor and uplift good behavior and to condemn and vilify bad behavior. Unfortunately, some people are confused about the nature of certain human conditions, addiction being one of them. Why is it so harmful to stigmatize and stereotype addicts? And what should people do instead to help addicts?

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Ren in Recovery
July 26, 2020

A Meal Plan for Recovery—What Healthy Eating for Recovering Addicts Might Look Like

A big part of maintaining a happy, fulfilling life of sobriety comes from sticking to a healthy diet.

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