Ren Brabenec in News
November 3, 2018

Will “Safe” Injection Sites Help in Addressing the California Drug Problem?

In recent news, the mayor of San Francisco, California, Mrs. London Breed, has attempted to implement the use of safe injection sites, a controversial resolution method that is still considered very unpopular and illegal in the United States.


Ren Brabenec in Prescription drugs
October 27, 2018

What Happens When Abuse-Deterrent Pharmaceuticals are Still Abused

When prescription drug abuse really began to take off in the U.S., causing unprecedented damage, death, crisis, misery, and economic turmoil, many Americans chose to blame the pharmaceutical companies which made the drugs. And this was the right place to lay the blame, or at least most of it.


Ren Brabenec in Drug Use
October 22, 2018

Internet Drug Sales: How We can Help Prevent Temptation

New research shows that the online sale of drugs is a new threat to the nation. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the “Dark Web” as it is called is now responsible for more than five billion dollars in drug sales every year.


Ren Brabenec in Drug overdoses
October 16, 2018

Why White Males are Dying From Opiate Addiction

The demographics of drug addiction and substance abuse in the United States is shifting. The mortality rate of white males is skyrocketing in the U.S. as pertains to drug use, while the mortality rate for minorities is either staying the same or dropping.


Ren Brabenec in Drug Information
October 1, 2018

Why Medication-Assisted Therapy Does Not Work

As the U.S. drug problem continues to grow and become more serious, our nation invents newer and more desperate methods of addressing such problems. A very “popular” approach to drug addiction treatment has been Medication-Assisted Therapy.


Ren Brabenec in Drug-Related News
September 23, 2018

When Young People Abuse Drugs, Risk Factors for Dementia Increase

The amazing tool that is science has done so much for us. Science has helped and continues to help us learn more about things, it helps us improve our quality of living and longevity of life, it helps us take more responsibility for our planet and our condition, etc.


Ren Brabenec in Drug Information
September 20, 2018

Marijuana Use has Been Tied to Incidences of Strokes in Young People

We’ve heard a lot of crazy-sounding things in the news lately, but a recently resurfaced research report that discusses how marijuana use might actually increase one’s odds of having a stroke is a new one.


Ren Brabenec in Drug prevention
August 24, 2018

How One State Applied Community Programs to Prevent and Spot Drug Overdoses

If we lived in a world where fewer people died from drug overdoses, that would be a better world indeed. We can strive to make that world a reality by getting trained on not only how to prevent overdoses, but on how to spot overdoses when they do occur, and then on how to respond to them.


Ren Brabenec in Opioid Crisis
August 17, 2018

When the Opioid Crisis was Declared a National Public Health Emergency and What Led Up to That

At this point, few are unaware of the fact that the United States is struggling with a pretty terrible opioid epidemic. This has easily been the most problematic and difficult drug problem of them all, a crippling crisis that has caused endless , almost incalculable devastation across the nation.


Ren Brabenec in Drug-Related News
August 1, 2018

Naloxone Recalled – The Lifesaving Medicine can Have Harmful Effects

In the late 1990s, the opioid addiction epidemic began with doctors, pharmacists, and pharmaceutical drug manufacturers and distributors pushing opioid pain relievers onto the American people like never before.