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Loving an Addict & Loving Yourself

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What You Will Learn:
  • How to know if someone you love is an addict.
  • How you will most likely be affected if you are a family member of an addict.
  • Why people may go down the path of addiction.
Is your life affected by someone with an addiction? Are you putting your own needs, or your very life, on the back burner because you’re consumed by their behaviour and your attempts to help? Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Top 10 Survival Tips for Loving Someone with an Addiction provides essential ‘survival tips’ to not only cope with loving an addict, but to make yourself a priority in your life so you can start living the life you want again.
Candace Plattor

Candace Plattor, author of Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Top 10 Survival Tips for Loving Someone with an Addiction, knows from personal experience what it means to be an addict. Within a year of being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 1973, she found herself in the throes of a prescription drug addiction in addition to abusing marijuana and alcohol to relieve the physical pain. After more than 14 years of abusing substances, she reached “bottom” in 1987 and began her journey of recovery and self-discovery. Ms. Plattor draws from her experience as an addict, as well as from the stories of those she continues to help in her practice. Often, people with an addicted loved one will neglect themselves in an attempt to “help”. Ms. Plattor points out in her book that this is a lose-lose situation and doesn’t help the addict at all. Loved ones must make their own needs a priority and learn to focus on their own self-care.