Are you feeling paralyzed, frustrated, and hopeless due to a loved one’s addiction? Patrick Doyle and Laurie MacDougall discuss the REST (Resources, Education, Support, Together) groups, a free program where families experience transformative recovery. Families use REST to find new strategies and skills to communicate with their loved ones. They also address the misconception of enabling and the importance of timing and setting boundaries. Through the power of community, families let go of guilt and shame and gain healthy self-compassion.

Key Takeaways:

Families often feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and hopeless, but REST offers new skills and strategies to create positive change.

Through REST families improve communication skills to create a safe and understanding environment.

Setting boundaries and timing are crucial when addressing addiction-related issues with a loved one.

Families start their transformative recovery with the support of the REST community.

Notable Quotes:

“Words cut deep. Just changing how you communicate can make a positive change.” – Laurie MacDougall

“Timing is everything. Knowing when to address something is a skill families can learn.” – Patrick Doyle

“Enabling is an antiquated approach. Understanding and compassion can lead to positive change.” – Laurie MacDougall

“Confidence comes from learning new skills and strategies and realizing you have control over your own actions.” – Patrick Doyle