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 abuse
December 23, 2020

Is Drug Use in Amsterdam Just For Tourists? Apparently Not

Amsterdam is often stereotyped as a drug-use hotspot, but some may feel that the city's recreational drug use is just for tourists. Furthermore, local Amsterdam residents may reject the stereotype. So what's the truth about drug use in Amsterdam?


Ren in Drug abuse
November 26, 2020

What Are Amsterdam’s “Coffee Shops”?

Whether intentional or not, Amsterdam has earned itself international recognition for its lax drug use policy. In fact, the city has almost become synonymous with “A place to travel to for drugs and partying.” The locals are not happy about this. Could the “coffee shops” that started it all become a thing of the past?


Ren in Sweden
August 1, 2020

Alcohol Abuse in Sweden

As Sweden experiences a growing alcohol abuse crisis with one in ten Swedes drinking considerably more than the official guidelines recommend, the Swedes have taken on a new challenge to study the problem, report findings, and implement public health solutions to reduce excessive alcohol consumption among its population.