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Candace Plattor

Candace Plattor graduated from the Adler School of Professional Psychology with a Masters degree (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology, in 2001. For over 20 years in her private practice, she’s been helping clients and their loved ones understand their addictive behaviors and make healthier life choices.

Ms. Plattor’s award winning book Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Top 10 Survival Tips for Loving Someone with an Addiction is available through her website.

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Grieving with Japan

Four days since the earthquake and tsunami completely overtook northern Japan, and the news is becoming more and more horrific. On a global level this is such a monstrous tragedy  and I am but...

RX for a Happy Valentine's Day: become your own true love

Ah, Valentine's Day, the fantasy-filled holiday that comes right after we've managed to get ourselves through another year of Christmas and New Year's Eve. Have you ever wondered whose...

New Year's resolutions? Try intentions instead.

Isn't it interesting how we, as a society, agree that this is the time to give ourselves and our lives a complete and total new makeover?

Evolving beyond 12 Steps

Is there anyone today who doesn’t know someone involved in a 12-Step program? There are 12-Step programs for almost everything we can think of -- alcohol and drug dependency, gambling, eating...

My friend is gone

About two months ago, someone I cared deeply about took his own life. He was a young man in his early 30’s – and like most everyone who knew him, I had no idea how troubled he was, as he often wore...

BC gambling industry poses problems for the vulnerable

BC Lottery Corp ads on TV regale us with tantalizing tales that will never materialize for most of us: huge lottery wins, shots of us flipping the bird to our boss as we walk out the door of our dead-