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 Sobriety
May 7, 2020

How to Increase Your Health and Support Your Sobriety Through Exercise

Exercise has proven health benefits in many different ways, from helping to avoid illness to improving heart and lung function to keeping bones and joints healthy and strong. How can you incorporate exercise into your life in a way that meets your needs?


Ren in Drug Addiction
May 2, 2020

Now More Than Ever, It’s Time to Get Clean

People who struggle with drug addiction and alcohol abuse are at higher risk of contracting an illness. And in a time when a contagious virus is spreading across America, it could not be more vital that struggling addicts seek help as soon as possible.


Ren in Methamphetamine
April 23, 2020

One Million Meth Addicts

Meth addiction is skyrocketing, despite the clearly harmful nature of meth use. Why is meth growing in popularity? And what can people do to curb this problem?


Ren in Opioid Crisis
April 2, 2020

Opiate Prescribing Trends Have Fallen – What Does that Mean for Opiate Addiction?

Opiate prescribing trends seem to have fallen across America. This is movement in the right direction; however, there is still much to do to effectively tackle addiction in our nation.


Ren in Drug Information
April 1, 2020

Methamphetamine – The Drug That Ages People Far Beyond Their Years

Drugs have harmful effects on those who use them. But why does methamphetamine have such a particularly awful effect? How does meth seem to physically age those who use it, making them appear much older than they actually are?


Ren in Drug Addiction
March 24, 2020

Drug Use Consistently Underreported Study Shows

A recent study highlighted the large gap between reported drug use when questioned and later quantitative tests on provided samples.


Ren in Effects on children
March 23, 2020

Alcohol and Drug Use Prior to Conception by Females AND Males Increase Risks To Pregnancy

New data suggests that what parents do before they even conceive can have an effect on future children. What do parents need to know in order to be the best parents that they can possibly be?


Ren in Drug Rehab
March 12, 2020

Methadone Deaths on the Rise – When Drugs are Used to Treat Addiction

Methadone is seen by some as a solution to heroin and opioid addiction; increasingly it's becoming a death sentence.


Ren in Dealing with Addiction
March 11, 2020

What Actually Happens During an Opiate Overdose?

Opiate overdoses are likely the greatest fear any parent or family member has for their addicted loved one. But what actually happens during an overdose? Read on to find out.


Ren in Recovery
February 29, 2020

The Value of the Arts in Recovery — Part #2

For many addicts in recovery, engaging in the fine arts can be a significant boon to their recovery.