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Ren in Alcohol
October 27, 2019

Tainted Alcohol—One More Reason Not to Drink While on Vacation

As it turns out, a pretty disturbing news story in USA Today is causing a lot of people to rethink copious alcohol consumption while on vacation. The article talked about a case out of Costa Rica, in which “tainted” batches of alcohol caused 25 deaths and more than two-dozen non-fatal poisoning incidents.

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Ren in Alcohol
September 23, 2019

The Silent Generation Is Silent on Alcohol Misuse

When we think of drug and alcohol addiction, we almost always think of grown adults or young adults. Sometimes we think of teenagers or adolescents. But we rarely think of senior citizens, the demographic over the age of 65. And that’s a big mistake.

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Ren in Alcohol
August 7, 2019

How Does Alcohol Use Affect People Who Don’t Drink?

A common line you hear when trying to recruit someone to help you address any one of the many societal problems that face our nation is this classic phrase: “That problem doesn’t affect me directly; why should I be concerned about it?”

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Ren in Alcohol
April 17, 2019

Alcohol Awareness Month 2019

Innovated, funded, and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Alcohol Awareness Month was first established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma associated with alcohol addiction. The driving force behind Alcohol Awareness Month was to encourage communities to reach out to the American public every April, for the duration of the month, with information and resources on alcohol, alcoholism, and recovery.

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Ren in Alcohol
January 6, 2019

Are There Different Levels of Alcohol Addiction?

One concept that gets tossed around is this idea of there being different “levels” of drinking. This could lead to the conclusion that some types of drinking are “okay,” and others are not. You see this show up in common phrases such as “problem drinking,” “drinking to get drunk,” “trouble drinking,” “daily drinking,” “at-risk drinking,” “binge drinking,” “excessive drinking,” etc.

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Joanne in Alcohol
May 10, 2018

DJ Avicii Died from Addiction

DJ Avicii died on April 20, 2018, at the age of 28. Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish musician, DJ, and record producer. Avicii started his career at sixteen, posting his remixes in online forums. This led him to sign his first record label deal.

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Ren in Alcohol
May 6, 2018

The Unheard of Risks that Drug Abuse has on Teens

Drug abuse has very specific and very damaging effects on people who partake in such activities. Different drugs have unique effects on people based on the drug being used.

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JT in Alcohol
December 2, 2017

It Started with Alcohol

As a teen, I learned about alcohol by going to friends’ houses and sneaking into their fathers’ liquor cabinets. The rush was exciting and I learned that day that being drunk seemed fun.

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JT in Alcohol
November 17, 2017

The Leading Cause of Accidental Death Is…

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In 2015, the number of overdose deaths surpassed the number of deaths from car accidents. The current opioid epidemic is the worst drug crisis in American history.

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JT in Alcohol
November 7, 2017

America and Addiction

Which members of your family or close friends are or have been addicted to drugs? If you can answer this question with one or more names, you are not alone. According to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in August 2017, 46% of adults in the U.S.

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