Lauren Brande

Lauren Brande


Lauren Brande, MA, has dedicated her life to psychological research. She started off her career with a scholarship from the Western Psychological Association for her undergraduate work in perceptual processing. In 2014, she achieved her master of arts in psychology from Boston University, harnessing a particular interest in the effects that drugs and trauma have on the functioning brain.

She believes that all research should be accessible and digestible, and her passion fuels her desire to share important scientific findings to improve rehabilitation.

Latest Contributions to

Norco Overdose: Dangers, Death, and Addiction Treatment

November 4th, 2019 Lauren Brande 13 minute read
Is Norco Dangerous? What Is Norco? Norco is the brand name for a prescription painkiller medication containing the opioid hydrocodone and a widely-available, over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever and fever reducer, acetaminophen. Norco is prescribed to treat significantly severe pain,...

Can Oxycodone Kill You? Why You need Addiction Treatment

November 4th, 2019 Lauren Brande 11 minute read
What Is Oxycodone? Oxycodone is an opioid drug and the primary active ingredient in many prescription painkillers, including OxyContin, Roxicodone, Percocet, and Xtampza. Oxycodone products are typically prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. In the past, oxycodone was...

Treatment Options for Hydrocodone Abuse and Addiction

November 4th, 2019 Lauren Brande 14 minute read
What Is Hydrocodone? Hydrocodone is a prescription opioid painkiller used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It works by binding to and activating opioid receptors in the brain, resulting in reduced sensation of pain and, for many, a...

A Guide to DXM Abuse & Treatment

November 4th, 2019 Lauren Brande 11 minute read
What Is Dextromethorphan? Dextromethorphan, or DXM, is the primary cough suppressant drug found in several over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines. DXM is considered a legal substance by the FDA, and it does not require a prescription to obtain medicines that...

Guide to Lorazepam (Ativan) Addiction & Treatment

November 4th, 2019 Lauren Brande 9 minute read
Is Ativan Addictive? Lorazepam (Ativan) abuse can have serious consequences, and can lead to the development of physical dependence and addiction. Understanding what Ativan is, how it works, its risks, and why detoxing on your own could be dangerous...

The Abuse of Hashish & Treatment Options

December 12th, 2019 Lauren Brande 9 minute read
What Is Hashish? The term “hashish” refers to a sticky resin extracted from marijuana flower buds. The main psychoactive element in hashish is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and it can cause many different effects depending on the dose. Hashish tends to...
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