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 Information on U.S. States
February 12, 2020

A State of Emergency – Michigan’s Substance Abuse Problem Soars

While the entire country feels the burden of the opiate epidemic, no two states experience this problem in the same way. For Michigan, the beautiful Great Lakes State, opiate addiction soars to the top of the charts. No one likes to turn on the news and see a grim report about their home state.


Ren in Opioids
November 5, 2018

Medical Schools are Finally Changing Curricula Regarding Opiate Addiction

Every decade, every year even, the United States of America suffers from a variety of problems across multiple spectrums that must be addressed. In behavioral health, addiction reigns superior as being the most dangerous health crisis our nation is currently faced with. Even from a nationwide, physical health perspective, drug and alcohol addiction is one of the most concerning factors. Of all the addiction trends and problems our country is stricken with, the opiate addiction epidemic is by far the most concerning of them all.


Ren in Drug-Related News
October 25, 2018

Anesthesia Drugs Growing in Interest Amongst Addicts

An area of substance abuse that we often do not consider is that of substance abuse in the medical community. Unfortunately, doctors, surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, nurses’ aides, orderlies, technicians, support staff, and many other medical field experts are quite prone to falling prey to substance abuse habits.


Ren in Information on U.S. States
October 23, 2018

A Heroin Epidemic in Numbers

After a time period where heroin was of little interest in the United States, heroin use has once again skyrocketed in the United States. This time, heroin abuse has befallen young people the most, young people and grown adults who are addicted to opioid pharmaceutical drugs.


Ren in Opioids
June 8, 2018

Opiate Addiction Reaches Critical Proportions

It may have taken twenty years of increasing overdose trends, constant crime, hundreds of billions of dollars in economic backlash, and millions of families ruined, but the United States now finally recognizes the opiate epidemic as being a legitimate epidemic.


Ren in Drug Prevention
June 3, 2018

Ten Ways to Prevent Drug Abuse in the Home

Everywhere we look and try to read valuable information about drugs, alcohol, addiction, and other factors of substance abuse, it seems that we are assailed with bad news and painful descriptions. It can get a little overwhelming. And that isn’t always what we need.


Ren in Drug information
May 16, 2018

“Poppers” The Newest, Lethal Designer Drug

Every year it seems, a new drug comes on the scene and causes problems. In the morass that is 21st century drug-addicted America, it often feels like we can’t catch a break, for as soon as we learn about one drug, how to prevent it, how to avoid it, etc. another one jumps into view.


Ren in Opioid Crisis
May 15, 2018

An Expensive Epidemic; What the Opioid Issue Really Costs Our Nation

When we hear of opioids, we know that this is a problem that affects millions of Americans and their families. We know it has gotten totally out of control. We know that hundreds of thousands have lost their lives or have suffered immensely.


Ren in Drug Information
May 4, 2018

Medications for Opioid Dependence—Does it Work to Treat Meds with Meds?

As the opioid epidemic has raged across the country and caused almost unlimited problems, the U.S. has had to work fast to come up with solutions.