Lauren Burnett's story of addiction and recovery comes with two main lessons - the dangerous appeal of drug culture among rebellious young people looking for a tribe to join, and the amazing turnaround that seemingly 'lost' people are capable of. Lauren comes from Jersey, and started taking hard drugs in her early teens. Moving to London and crossing paths with trendy Camden icons like Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty only tightened addiction's grip on Lauren. She suffered a heroin overdose that inflicted severe damage on her head, and was in hospital with a collapsed lung when she learnt of Winehouse's death. Using that low as a turning point, Lauren got clean and set up a fashion brand with global customers and a hugely successful pop-up shop in LA. She's also now a mother of three and works in fostering and adoption.
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