Lauren Rodota

Lauren Rodota is a pseudonym for an author and journalist living in the Washington, DC area.

Lacking Access to Clean Needles, I Caught a Life-Threatening Blood Infection

A few months ago I caught a life-threatening blood infection from a dirty needle. Well, probably. I don't know that…

September 14, 2020

How I Wish My Parents Had Reacted to My Heroin Use

My parents aren’t exactly known for being calm. In fact my mother, who has mental health concerns, will lose her…

July 30, 2020