Ren in Local News
April 28, 2022

Indigenous Tribes Label Opioid Overdose Deaths a National Emergency

Indigenous tribes across the nation have made national headlines for officially labeling opioid overdose deaths as national emergencies. Indigenous tribes such as the Blackfeet of Montana and the Cherokee of Oklahoma are just two of the latest tribal nations to announce that opioid addiction is a crisis-level emergency within their tribal lands.


Ren in Information on U.S. States
March 31, 2022

The U.S. Surpasses 1 Million Fatalities from the Addiction Epidemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began tracking annual drug-related fatalities in the late-1990s. Since then, estimates show that over 1,000,000 people have died in the United States from drug overdoses, a grim milestone and a wake-up call for the American people.


Ren in Drug-Related News
June 30, 2021

2020, Death Rates, and Drug Overdoses

The Journal of the American Medical Administration just released a report itemizing the top causes of death in the U.S. for 2020. According to their data, drug overdoses were one of the leading causes of death that year.


Ren in Drug Abuse Information
April 29, 2021

What Is the Scope of Drug Abuse in Oklahoma?

While it is true that each state in the U.S. struggles with some degree of drug addiction among its residents, drug use trends differ, state-to-state. What does drug abuse look like in a mostly rural state like Oklahoma?


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.


Ren in Drug-Related News
November 15, 2020

Why Did Overdoses Drop in 2018 and Why are They on the Rise Again?

Public reports indicate the U.S. drug overdoses declined slightly in 2018. Was this the result of public policy, or was it the result of foreign nations cracking down on drug trafficking?


Ren in National News
February 22, 2020

What is the Real Scope of Drug Deaths in America?

Every year we're given clear reports on drug deaths in America. But new data suggests that these reports have severely underestimated the real crisis of drug fatalities across the 50 states.


Ren in Information on U.S. States
January 15, 2020

Prevention and Rehabilitation Solution to the 21st-Century’s Worst Public Health Crisis

With the onset of the New Year and the new decade ahead , I decided to do some light reading of health-related reports for the last twenty years, as well as projections for the coming decade. I happened across a report from Brookings. Its opening statement was pretty grim.


Ren in Legislation
January 8, 2020

Ohio’s Recent Groundbreaking Settlement with Big Pharma

In the last year, several pharmaceutical lawsuits have come to the forefront of our attention. We can thank the media for that. But in this case, it’s a good thing that these lawsuits have been reported on so extensively. We’re speaking of course of the state and federal lawsuits against pharma companies for the hand that such organizations played in the creation of the opiate epidemic.


Ren in Health risks
December 28, 2019

Flesh-Rotting Bacteria in Heroin Now Linked to Several Poisoning Deaths

The conversation on heroin has almost always centered on overdose and for a good reason. The statistics on heroin overdoses are frightening (more on the statistics later). But now a new threat has appeared on the horizon. Now, it’s not just overdosing that addicts and their family members and loved ones have to worry about.