Sometimes adversity is just the thing to bring us to a place where we’re supporting others in our communities. That’s part of the path for Candace Plattor, this week’s guest.
After a 15-year addiction to opioids, Candace has been in recovery and supporting families of addicts for the last 35 years. Candace is an addictions therapist and recognizes that there’s a lack of support for family members supporting a loved one through addiction. Just one reason why that’s her focus as a therapist.
In our conversation, Candace and I talk about prioritizing yourself through recovery and identifying and using the language that correctly describes how we’re feeling. We also talk about one of my favorite topics, boundaries: how to set them and how to communicate them to others so everyone is on the same page. I love the example Candace shared of exactly how to set a boundary with a loved one in addiction.
Candace’s story illustrates that people can and do come back from addiction and they can impact so many.
About Candace Plattor:
Candace Plattor is an Addictions Therapist in private practice, where she specializes in working with the family and other loved ones of people who are struggling with addiction. As a former opioid addict with 35 years clean and sober, Candace has learned that overcoming addiction is a family condition: everyone in the family is affected by addiction and everyone needs to heal. For more than three decades, she has been helping both addicts and their loved ones understand their dysfunctional behaviours and make healthier life choices.
The results Candace achieves have been astounding: addicts stop using and families regain their lives from the ravages of addiction. Not only has her success led to a waiting list of clients but she is a sought after speaker in the field of addictions. As the developer of the Love With Boundaries Family Addiction Counselling and Therapy method, Candace now works with her team of top counsellors, helping both the families and their addicts break the devastating cycle of addiction for good. Candace is also the author of an Amazon best-selling book titled, Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself as well as a TEDx Speaker.
Mentioned In This Episode:
- The Power of Collective Hope with Charmaine Hammond
- Love With Boundaries
- Narcissism & Codependency: What’s Love Got to Do With It?
- Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself by Candace Plattor
- Language of Mental Health
- Wellness Webinar
- Expert in Hope
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