REN

Ren

After working in addiction treatment for several years, Ren now travels the country, studying drug trends and writing about addiction in our society. Ren is focused on using his skill as an author and counselor to promote recovery and effective solutions to the drug crisis. Connect with Ren on LinkedIn.


Ren in Cannabis
August 27, 2021

What Are Synthetic Cannabinoids?

The general public might not understand what synthetic cannabinoids are. That wouldn’t be very surprising considering that this type of drug is constantly changing, constantly being altered, and renamed or reclassified by manufacturers to avoid confiscation by law enforcement.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
August 19, 2021

Many Drugs Now Mixed With Fentanyl = More Overdoses

Fentanyl has been the drug to blame for much of the recent spike in fatal overdoses occurring across America. It’s worse than that though. In recent years, autopsy reports have shown that fentanyl is being laced into other drugs not usually associated with overdose deaths. The result? A seemingly unstoppable increase in drug overdose deaths, all linking back to a highly potent opioid.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
July 15, 2021

Loneliness and Sadness – How Hard Times can Lead to Addiction

When looking a what causes addiction, we almost always must look into the past. This is because most people use drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism for a problem they could not solve back then, a problem that they cannot solve now either.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
July 8, 2021

Medication for Fentanyl Addiction Not Enough Treatment for Addicts

News headlines have been reporting on recent developments regarding an up-and-coming “vaccine” for fentanyl addiction. However, fentanyl addiction cannot be treated with a vaccine, as vaccines are made to inoculate people against communicable illnesses, not treat drug addiction.

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
July 1, 2021

Dental Work and Opioid Addiction

Dental work should not lead to opioid misuse. Yet, in increasing numbers, dental patients, particularly young patients, are being exposed to highly addictive opioid pain relievers, and it's causing them to experience life-threatening overdoses.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
June 30, 2021

2020, Death Rates, and Drug Overdoses

The Journal of the American Medical Administration just released a report itemizing the top causes of death in the U.S. for 2020. According to their data, drug overdoses were one of the leading causes of death that year.

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
June 29, 2021

Alcohol Manufacturers Are Marketing Alcohol to Young People

Advertising is a huge industry in the United States, a crucial component of the country’s economy and a necessary cog in the wheel of supply, demand, and the buying and selling of products and services. Unfortunately, there can be harmful sides to advertising, like when young people are repeatedly exposed to highly suggestive alcohol advertisements.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
June 6, 2021

Experimentation with Drugs in Youth Linked to Addiction in Adulthood

Most parents want to do everything they can to ensure their children grow up to lead healthy, productive, successful lives. That goal acts as a driving force behind how parents raise their children and the day-to-day actions that parents take in doing so.

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
June 2, 2021

What are the Signs of an Alcohol Overdose?

We often hear news stories about drug overdoses, about the rise in drug-related fatalities across America, and how we should respond to them. But what about alcohol overdoses, alcohol poisoning? It’s important to understand that alcohol poisonings do occur, and that they are extremely dangerous. It’s essential to know what the signs and symptoms of alcohol overdoses are and what to do if a loved one or friend has binge drunk to the point of an alcohol overdose.

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Ren in Drug Abuse Information
April 29, 2021

What Is the Scope of Drug Abuse in Oklahoma?

While it is true that each state in the U.S. struggles with some degree of drug addiction among its residents, drug use trends differ, state-to-state. What does drug abuse look like in a mostly rural state like Oklahoma?

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