Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith has worked as a journalist and copywriter for the last decade, covering a range of topics including health, energy, and technology in the US and UK.

Latest guides

Hot Railing Methamphetamines

31 August 2023

Methamphetamines are abused in a variety of ways; one of which is hot railing. Read here to learn more about what hot railing is and the damage it can do to meth users.

Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD)

22 August 2023

Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD) is a condition that affects those who have a history of abusing psychedelics. Read here to learn the causes, effects, and treatment for HPPD.

Addiction and the LGBTQ+ Community

21 August 2023

The LGBTQ+ community often faces difficult barriers to treatment for substance use disorder. Find out more and where to find LGBTQ+ addiction treatment.

PCP (Angel Dust)

25 July 2023

Phencyclidine, better known as PCP or angel dust is a dissociative hallucinogen. Read here to learn the effects, addictiveness, and slang names for PCP.

Does Lyrica Cause Weight Gain?

21 April 2023

Pregabalin, also known as Lyrica, is a medication used to treat nerve pain and seizures. While weight gain can be a side effect, it is not common for everyone.