Hi, I’m Lauren.
I’m a journalist with articles published by The Sun Online, Fabulous Digital, and Marie Claire as well as some local press.
I’m also a recovering drug addict and alcoholic who got clean on April 22, 2014.
After years of royally f***ing up opportunities, relationships and my life, I scraped myself together to find sobriety with the help of my friends, family and other recovering addicts.
A lot of hard work and introspection later, and I now have a life I couldn?t have dreamed of. I didn’t know that a world free of desperation and pain could be available to someone who had gone so far off track.
I feel passionately that no one should have to suffer through the misery of being trapped in addiction, whether that be drugs, booze, porn, food, sex, social media, gambling, skin picking, love, co-dependency, shopping, technology, gaming etc. etc.
I also believe that the 12 step programme used in Alcoholics Anonymous would benefit EVERYONE addict or not. We’re all broken.
I now work with addicts and non-addicts walking them through the 12 steps of recovery and encouraging them to find the freedom they deserve.
I would love to hear from other people about their journeys and please check out the projects below if you?d like to join an up-and-coming course. I cannot tell you how welcome you are.
On March 3, 2018 I gave a Tedx Talk on the “Lessons an addict can teach you”.
I’ve had some incredible press coverage of my addiction and recovery journey since giving the Tedx Talk.
The Recovery Course
The Recovery Course is a 16-week programme based around the 12 steps of recovery.
The one-to-one mentoring scheme is an opportunity for people who don’t identify as addicts to work through the 12 Steps of recovery.
I don’t spend every hour of the day working on addiction projects. I’ve also written some really fun and light hearted pieces.
Up-and-coming 1st April Chiswick recovery group -Battling alcoholism (closed group for addicts only)
Chiswick recovery group -Battling alcoholism (closed group for addicts only)
17th February 2019
Premier radio – Addictions counselling phone-in
8th November 2018
Chelsea recovery group -Battling cocaine addiction (closed group for addicts only)
25th October 2018
Acton recovery group -Battling alcoholism (closed group for addicts only)
23rd October 2018
St Dionis Toolkit – Pioneering ministry as an individual
3rd October 2018
News Associates – Brief introduction to features writing
3rd September 2018
Recovery course at St Dionis -Battling drug addiction and alcoholism (closed group for addicts only)
July 26, 2018
Recovery Course at St Swithuns Bournemouth – Battling drug addiction and alcoholism (closed group for addicts only)
May 15, 2018
News UK Mental Health Awareness Week – Addiction in the workplace
April 11, 2018
News UK Christian Fellowship – Redefining strength
March 3, 2018
Tedx at Surrey University – Lessons a drug addict can teach you
November 7, 2017
St Martin-in-the-Field High School for Girls – Intro to journalism
October 18, 2017
Streatham and Clapham High School – Intro to journalism
July 8, 2017
Women’s Talk at Shift Weekend – What is addiction.
I would love to hear from you, use the form below to say hi.