Ren in News
February 2, 2020

Seattle, Addiction, and Getting Addicts Help

There are lots of ideas about how to tackle addiction, many of them excellent ideas. But one concept is agreed upon amongst a considerable majority of Americans: We need to move away from the constant criminalization and incarceration of addicts and drug users.


Ren in Information on U.S. States
June 12, 2019

The Regions with the Least Significant and Most Significant Drug Problems—A Comparison

When we look at the news and general media discourse regarding drug and alcohol addiction, the subject matter is not that encouraging. It is easy enough to find headlines on “The Top Five States Most Affected by Drug Addiction,” or “The Three States with the Worst Drug Overdose Problems,” or “These Ten Cities Have the Most Drug Use in the Country,” and so on.


Ren in Dealing with Addiction
December 30, 2018

How Should We Treat Addicts in Our Society?

We can all agree that our nation is struggling with a difficult substance abuse crisis. But what we can’t seem to agree on is how we are going to address this problem. Time and time again, we have the proof displayed for all to see that rampant incarceration, stereotyping, and criminalization of drug users does not work.