Lauren received her Master’s in Nursing from South University here in Tampa, Florida, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Like many others at Riverside Recovery, addiction has impacted her life and is the reason she is here. During Lauren’s early 20’s, she lost a very close friend to addiction, it has become a passion ever since. In addition to her personal life, Lauren has been on the front lines of addiction in her career as well. With three years of emergency room experience caring for those affected by the disease. And 4 years of Gastrointestinal experience, seeing first hand what effects addiction can have on the body.