After working in addiction treatment for several years, Ren now travels the country, studying drug trends and writing about addiction in our society. Ren is focused on using his skill as an author and counselor to promote recovery and effective solutions to the drug crisis. Connect with Ren on LinkedIn.

Ren in Drug Information
November 30, 2018

Sedative Drugs—a New Source of Overdose

Every year it seems, every month or week even, we seem to hear something terrible happening in the news or in our communities that has to do with drug and alcohol abuse.


Ren in Drug Information
November 13, 2018

Teens and Young Adults Abusing ADHD Meds

The use and abuse of stimulant, pharmaceutical drugs are on the rise amongst American teens and young adults. These are drugs like Ritalin, Concerta, and Adderall, pharmaceuticals designed to treat ADD, ADHD, OCD, etc.


Ren 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.