June 18, 2015
Dear Minister of Education: Province of British Columbia Hon. Peter Fassbender:
Hello, my name is Candace Plattor, and I am an Addictions Therapist in private practice in Vancouver. I have worked in this field for over 25 years, 16 of which were in the Downtown Eastside, helping the addicts and alcoholics there. I now work primarily with the loved ones of addicts, because there is so little help for them out there. I have written two award-winning books on this subject, which you can read more about here: www.candaceplattor.com/books.
I am also the loved one of addicts, and I now have 28 years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol myself. As you can see, I know addiction from many different personal and professional angles – and I ask that you take this letter seriously. I know what I’m talking about. [Read more…]