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 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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Ren in Health risks
July 16, 2020

The Importance of Avoiding Alcohol During Difficult Health Times

Alcohol is an accepted part of our culture, but that doesn't make alcohol "good" by any means. In fact, there is always risk in even moderate drinking, and that risk is exacerbated during a health crisis. Why is it so crucial to avoid alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Ren in Drug Addiction
June 24, 2020

Addiction Among Health Professionals and First Responders

Anyone can fall prey to addiction. But some people who work in certain careers may be at a heightened risk due to workplace stress, exposure to substances, etc.

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Ren in Health risks
June 22, 2020

Marijuana Use and Its Effects on the Mind

There's no doubt that marijuana has harmful effects. But as scientific studies of the drug continue to report their conclusions, it would appear that there is much in the name of harmful effects regarding marijuana that we did NOT know, not until now.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
June 18, 2020

A Potentially Lethal Error

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, people all across the country are taking extra precautions to protect their health. But what about those who are also struggling with an addiction to drugs and alcohol?

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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?

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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.

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