Lauren Brande, MA

After completing her undergraduate work in perceptual processing, Lauren Brande was awarded a scholarship from the Western Psychological Association. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Boston University in 2014 and found she had a particular interest in the effects that drugs and trauma have on the functioning brain. Lauren believes that all research should be digestible and accessible to everyone. Her passion fuels her desire to share important scientific findings to improve rehabilitation.

  • Credentials: Master of Arts in Psychology (Boston University)

Written By Lauren

Exploring 8 Popular Drug Myths

Drugs have always been a topic of rumors and urban legends. But sometimes facts get lost in the sensationalism, so having accurate information about drugs is a vital part of understanding abuse and addiction. Relying on rumor is not a good way to get information about such powerful substances, so w... [Read More]

Protected: Your Brain on Drugs – Episode 4 Transcript

LOLLIE: Welcome back to Let’s Talk Drugs, where we take a close look at drug research so we can all be armed with facts. Let’s Talk Drugs is presented by (that’s project k-n-o-w dot com), a website dedicated to providing digestible explanations for the complex world of drug a... [Read More]

Women with Porn Addictions

Porn has been criticized for its focus on and objectification of female bodies. Health researchers and feminist scholars have claimed that pornography can damage the way consumers think about sex, particularly when it features aggressive views and behaviors toward women. However, the definition of ... [Read More]

Treating Ecstasy and MDMA Addictions

MDMA is a synthetic stimulant that has psychedelic effects on the user.1 It is generally found as a pale crystalline powder form when it is pure MDMA, but pressed pills that purport to contain MDMA (commonly referred to as ecstasy pills) are also available on the illicit market.2, 3 What is sold as ... [Read More]

FAQs About Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Drug and alcohol abuse is a major problem, both for the directly affected individual and for society as a whole. In 2014 alone, nearly 1 in 10 Americans reported illicit use of substances in the past month—higher than every year from 2002 until 2013.1 With such widespread abuse, it is important t... [Read More] is operated by Recovery Brands LLC, a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers, Inc. Learn more about what this means here
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