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), an educational group for families struggling with a loved one with a Substance Use Disorder. She works for Allies in Recovery, an online platform that utilizes the Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT) method of behavioral coaching for families, and as a host of the podcast, Coming up for Air, to bring thoughtful discussions of topics relevant to addiction and healing to the airwaves.
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.