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Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: Surviving the Holidays - Free Tele-class

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This is a departure from my usual blog posts, but I wanted to let you know about a free Tele-Class that I am offering—so I’m sharing some information here.

The Tele-Class is called Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: Surviving the Holidays.

Even though the date for it is December 4th, I know how busy people can be at this time of year, so I wanted to give you lots of advance notice so you can mark your calendars. Please visit my website in mid-November for registration details:

As we all prepare for the Holiday Season, there may be questions and concerns that you have about how to best handle situations with addicted loved ones. Even if you have an addiction yourself, you may also be the loved one of an addict (of any kind), possibly having grown up in an addicted family or currently in a significant relationship with an addict. No matter what your specific situation is, in this Tele-Class you will learn more about what addiction really is and how to set healthy, appropriate boundaries with the people you love who are still using destructive addictive behaviors. There will also be time for Q&A with me.

Please feel free to share this resource with anyone you think will benefit from participating in this Tele-Class—thank you.

 “Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: Surviving the Holidays”
Free Tele-Class

 Candace Plattor, MA, RCC, author of Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Top 10 Tips for Loving Someone with an Addiction, presents a FREE Tele-Class for loved ones of addicts

Is loving an addict driving you crazy?

Are you at your wit’s end, trying to cope with this situation?

Are you worried about how to deal with the upcoming
Holiday Season?

All too often, loved ones of people struggling with addiction suffer right along with them, not knowing what they can do to help—and often doing things that actually enable the addiction to continue. For those of you who are loved ones of people with addictions, the holidays can be a most stressful time.

On Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2 pm PST, please join Candace Plattor for an insightful, free Tele-Class called “Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: Surviving the Holidays,” to learn tips and strategies for making the holidays more manageable and enjoyable for both you and your loved ones.

Candace will share some new and different understandings about addiction, as well as strategies to help you become free from the emotional, physical, and financial traps you find yourself in with your addicted loved ones, especially around the holidays.

In this tele-class, you’ll also discover:

  • How to disengage from the urge to “control” or “fix” your loved one. Yes, it’s hard to do, but you must accept that you cannot stop your loved one’s addiction.
  • How to help your loved one without “enabling” the addiction. You can learn to genuinely help your loved one without supporting their addiction.
  • The difference between “self-care” and being “selfish”. Caring for yourself and honoring your own boundaries is the path that will free you from your struggle and pain.

There will be time for Q&A, for those of you with questions about how best to love someone with an addiction.

Join us for this insightful Free Tele-class—“Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: Surviving the Holidays” and receive tips for getting yourself out of the chaos of your loved one’s addiction.

Date: December 4, 2013

Time: 2-3pm Pacific / 5-6pm Eastern

Fee: Free

To participate, simply go to and sign up for my newsletter in the top left corner of the page. In November, I will be sending out the registration link in my newsletter – so be sure to sign up soon!

Looking forward to “seeing” you there!

All my best,


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