1. Differentiate prescription misuse/abuse, proper use (factual)
2. How opioids affect brain/tolerance/addiction (factual)
3. Stigma/stereotypes/athletes (conceptual)
4. Myths (conceptual)
5. Overdose (factual)
6. Healthy coping skills (conceptual)
Laurie MacDougall is a former high school math teacher. She attends Boston University in pursuit of her masters degree in social work. She co-founded Resources Education and Support Together (REST), a support group for families struggling with a Loved One with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). She works for Allies in Recovery, a website that utilizes the Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT) method of behavioral coaching for families, as a host of the podcast, Coming up for Air, that brings thoughtful discussions of topics relevant to addiction and healing.
Justin is a student pharmacist studying at the University of Rhode Island. His long time love for the arts and passion for healthcare have brought him to work with COAAST. He has been a part of many theatrical productions both as an actor and director at a children's theatre camp. Justin hopes that by combining his experience and passions, he can help make a difference in our nation suffering from prescription drug abuse.