#ThrowbackThursday: Lauren Conrad Grows Up + Gets Naturally High

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Photos: (Getty)

It’s #ThrowbackThursday, and chances are your Instagram feed is full of awkward, adorable, or awkwardly adorable pics of your friends and followers from back in the day. If your fave thing about Thursdays is celebrity throwbacks, we’ve got ‘em for ya! Today: MTV’s homegirl for life, Lauren Conrad.

Can you believe it’s been almost 10 years since we were first introduced to Lauren on “Laguna Beach”? Since then, we’ve seen her grow from a teenager, surrounded by drama and bullying, into a strong, successful, and philanthropic fashion designer and businesswoman.

Although her second show, “The Hills,” took place in hard-partying Hollywood, Lauren prefers to get high naturally. “The first time I can remember being aware of drug use around me was as early as sixth or seventh grade,” Lauren revealed in a promo vid for the Natural High campaign. “I just genuinely didn’t want to do them. It didn’t seem that cool to me, and it didn’t look that fun so I just never really had an interest.”

Although song lyrics and videos often make drugs look and sound fun, there are a lot of harsh realities associated with taking drugs — even if you’re just experimenting. 1 in 10 drug users will become addicts, and those who don’t are still at risk of mental and physical damage, or just doing somethin’ stupid!

If you or someone you know needs help getting naturally high like Lauren, check out MTV’s Half Of Us for advice and resources.

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If you or a friend is worried about drinking or drug use, check out Half Of Us for resources and tips on getting help.