DRUG PREVENTION

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 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 Drug Prevention
December 3, 2020

What You Can Do to Prevent Drug Overdoses in 2020

There is no denying that 2020 has been a challenging year for many Americans. For those who struggle with addiction, this is even more true.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
October 2, 2019

Schools Increase Drug Testing—Is This the Right Path?

Schools are increasing their drug-testing programs. When I saw that headline mentioned in a recent article in U.S. News, it caught my eye. School drug testing is undoubtedly an effort to combat the growing drug epidemic. It’s an effort to protect our kids from drug use.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
September 9, 2019

Leftover Prescription Drugs Are a Huge Liability

As parents, we want to take every precaution we can to protect our kids from harm. That’s just in our nature. Yet, even in the United States, one of the safest countries in the world, it seems like there is a never-ending array of dangers and risks that our children are faced with.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
April 13, 2019

How to Talk to Your Teen about Drugs

The importance of parents talking to their kids about drugs and alcohol is pretty well-known. But how do we do this? I know for a fact that plenty of experts stress the importance of having these conversations. But few say how to actually have these conversations.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
March 6, 2019

Are Parents Doing Enough for Their Kids? How Poor Parenting Could Lead to Drug Abuse amongst Our Youth

Parents want the best for their kids. That’s nothing new. Parents are always looking for ways to be better parents, constantly seeking tools and strategies for adjusting their parenting in the best way possible.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
February 16, 2019

Addiction and Loneliness

The drug addiction problem in our country continues to grow, and as it does, our efforts to understand it increase in tandem. There is new data, new research, and new conclusions that link opioid addiction to loneliness.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
November 30, 2018

The Average First Age of Drug Use: A Crucial Number in Addressing the Drug Crisis

When we consider the prospect of young adult substance abuse, many factors must be kept in mind. When young people misuse drugs and alcohol, they take on pretty serious risk, potentially even more risk than any other age range does.

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