Candace Plattor, M.A., R.C.C., is an Addictions Therapist in private practice. Candace specializes in working with the family and other loved ones of people who are struggling with addiction, in her unique and signature Family Addiction Therapy Program. Candace believes that everyone in the family is affected by addiction and everyone needs to heal. For more than 25 years, she has been helping both addicts and their loved ones understand their dysfunctional behaviors and make healthier life choices. Visit lovewithboundaries.com for more information.
Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself by Candace Plattor provides a ten-step roadmap to regaining control over lives side-tracked by an addict. Her approach, grounded in self-examination, self-respect and self-care, guides us through the changes we need to make in order to break the cycle that holds us at the addict's beck and call.From facing reality to rebuilding our lives, the strategies described by Plattor apply not only to those with an addict in their lives but to anyone impacted by poor choices made by others.Easy to read. Highly recommended. "Jose Sigouin "We have never met nor have had any contact except through your most amazing book.My friend had your book out on his desk and the title grabbed my attention straight away so, I picked it up and started reading it.You captivated me right from the very beginning. It was as if you were talking directly to me about all my very own thoughts and feelings, and that is why I knew I needed a copy of this book for myself.I know already that it is going to change my life."Maria Waller "Candace Plattor's work has effected a powerful positive change in my life.Loving An Addict, Loving Yourself was my crucial first step in breaking free from the pain of an addictive relationship. This little blue book is so wise and wonderful. It was instrumental in creating the joyful life I'm now living.Thank you Candace!"Alexandra P. "I read your book Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Top 10 Survival Tips for Loving Someone with an Addiction from start to finish the very first night I got it. I couldn't put it down because I kept wanting to know about the next survival tip! It was a very positive read and it left me feeling relieved.Being in a relationship with a drug addict, I had been thinking that I had to end it with him completely and never see him again. I thought this was the only way, but I'm starting to learn that pulling away from the relationship even a little bit can be a very positive thing. And focusing on myself isn't so selfish, and not a bad thing! I'm starting to do just that. I still read part of your book each night to keep my spirit uplifted.I especially like the case studies because they give me a sense of how to go about working on the relationship in a healthy way, rather than continuing the patterns I got used to. I especially like how each case study ends off with a positive outcome for the loved one of the addicted person.I will keep working hard toward my goals, and fulfilling my spirit at the same time. I now understand what Nelson Mandela was saying in his inauguration speech, and I'm happy to say that I'm slowly allowing my own light to shine. Thank you for your help."M.C.