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 Methamphetamine
March 11, 2020

Nevada and Meth-Related Deaths – Breaking Free from a Vicious Crisis

Now the nation's capital for meth-related deaths, Nevada parents are understandably concerned about how to protect their families from the growing crisis.


Ren in Alcohol Abuse
March 5, 2020

Alcohol Addiction – Are We Ignoring the Truth about Drinking?

Media headlines always seem to have room for the opiate crisis. Yet alcohol use continues to grow. It’s a 253 billion dollar per year industry, and it kills about 88,000 Americans annually.


Ren in Drug Information
November 29, 2018

Drug and Alcohol Arrests Rising at College Campuses—How We Got Here

For decades, we have been able to rely on colleges to be the prestigious institutions that they are, to give our kids quality educations, and to provide our kids with the kind of knowledge that will ensure good careers and a pleasant quality of life.


Ren in Drug Information
November 16, 2018

Non-Opioid Prescription Drugs Now Surging in Overdose Statistics

The majority of concern levied on prescription drugs has been levied against pharmaceutical, opioid pain reliever drugs, and understandably so.


Ren in Drug Information
November 9, 2018

The Side Effects of Drug Abuse Appear as Mental Disorders

People often confuse the side effects of drug abuse and alcoholism with mental health problems. Frequently, it is the addiction that causes the symptoms, not an actual mental illness.


Ren in Drug Prevention
November 3, 2018

Tips for Talking to Your Kids About the Lethal Dangers of Opioids

Addiction prevention starts in the home. Furthermore, addiction prevention needs to start younger than most parents probably think, as adolescents are abusing drugs and alcohol at younger and younger ages each year.


Ren in Alcohol
October 30, 2018

What Binge Drinking at a Young Age Does to a Person

When young people binge drink, they are more likely to go overboard, they are more likely to have an accident, to get alcohol poisoning, or to experience some other kind of disaster. For these reasons and many others, binge drinking should be avoided.


Ren in Dealing with Addiction
October 18, 2018

The Stigma of Addiction and Why It Is Damaging

One cannot deny the fact that the way we perceive something, individually and as a society, greatly affects our ability for better or for worse to control or manage that thing. For example, we view politics as being very complicated and confusing, and so, politics is very complicated and confusing.


Ren in Opioid Crisis
October 2, 2018

Almost All U.S. Doctors Overprescribe Opiates: Why?

Recent studies show that nearly all U.S. doctors tend to overprescribe opioid pain reliever drugs when they hand out prescriptions.


Ren in Drug overdoses
September 22, 2018

Why Treatment for Drug Addiction has to Continue After Hospital Discharge

Perhaps one of the greatest flaws in our current medical system is how we treat drug addicts and alcoholics who overdose and seek medical treatment at a hospital.