DRUG ADDICTION

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 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 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 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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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.

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Ren in Drug Addiction
July 17, 2019

Addiction Throughout the Ages

When seeking to address the 21st-century addiction epidemic, one of the first lessons to learn is that this is not a new problem.

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Ren in Drug Addiction
May 30, 2019

Why Can’t We Legalize Drugs?

The legalization debate is probably one of the most heated and contentious arguments on the subject of drugs. I have a hard time thinking of another topic in the area that is discussed as often or to such a great length as the legalization debate.

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Ren in Drug Addiction
October 30, 2018

Senior Citizens and Drug Addiction

As the drug addiction crisis of 21st century America continues to expand and grow, no demographic has been completely safe from the crippling grip of addiction. Even demographics that would not normally be associated with drug abuse have fallen prey to addiction problems.

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