Are you in a significant relationship with someone who has an addiction?
Are you frustrated with watching your
addicted loved ones destroy their lives?
Whether your relationship is with a family member, friend, or partner, caring about an addicted person can feel like a nightmare. If someone you love is abusing drugs or alcohol or is engaging in addictive behaviors such as disordered eating, problem gambling, smoking, Internet addiction, a controlling relationship, or compulsive overspending, there is hope!
Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Workbook will show you how your life can improve by helping you to understand what will and won’t work in your relationship with your addicted loved one—and in your relationship with yourself.
As you become familiar with the top ten survival tips for loving someone with an addiction, you will learn how to offer healthier and more effective choices to your addicted loved one. Once you do this, you will feel a sense of realistic control in your life. In turn, this will increase your self-respect, which is, without a doubt, the most important thing you can change about yourself.
“This workbook is an incredibly educational and easy-to-use resource for both individuals and helping professionals alike. In a gentle yet straightforward manner, it provides a compassionate, step-by-step guide for addressing the specific concerns and hurdles that come with loving someone struggling with addiction… It is the perfect companion for Ms. Plattor’s first book Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself, and it helps answer the question people who love an addict often say and those supporting them often hear: ‘So now that I realize there is a problem… what do I do about it?’”
Constance Lynn Hummel, MA, RCC, CCC Specializing in relationships, sex addiction, and substance addictions
“While reading Candace’s book for the first time, I found myself writing in the margins and other spaces about my own experiences or thoughts on the topics. A wonderful addition to the original book, this workbook provides space where you can explore more deeply your relationships and behaviors with yourself. The questions helped me to probe my thoughts and feelings to reveal the plain truth about my own situation… As I went through the workbook, I began to see more clearly the thread in my own life that led me to this fork in the road—and that it was now up to me to choose which path to take…”
Kathryn Friesen, Client
“Like the butterfly on the cover, my life has undergone a metamorphosis since I started reading Candace Plattor’s books and working with her. I am leaving behind my life of co-dependency.
Candace’s books have gently and honestly taken me step by step through this process. I feel grateful to be free from suffering in the dark cocoon of addiction—I now have developed wings and the desire to fly!”
“Wow! Where do I begin? As a therapist, I look forward to encouraging clients in relationships with addicts to dive into Candace Plattor’s new book, Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Workbook. They will increase their self-awareness, self-respect, and understanding of addiction, and they will learn ways to improve their self-care. The questions are scripted in an approachable, non-judgmental style that encourages involvement, and I can envision that the book will be equally helpful to people with other emotional or circumstantial struggles, assisting them in improving their self-worth and building self-efficacy. I can hardly wait to buy copies for clients and friends who are in relationships with addicted loved ones.”
Deborah Braun, MA, RCC
“As a counselor, Candace has been a trusted and valuable source of support for me. Her book, Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself, which I have read three times and recommended to many, pulled me through some of my hardest, darkest days. Her personal support and kind and thoughtful demeanor have helped me to understand myself and my situation better, and she encouraged me to be my personal best.
Her follow-up book, Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Workbook, is an important and insightful step-by-step tool to put into action all that her first book has taught. It’s easy to use and cleverly written to trigger those “light bulb” moments we need to have in order to make necessary changes. Candace, thank you for sharing your special and wonderful gift of teaching us to recognize the possibilities and have the courage to change the things we can.”
Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Workbook will guide you in exploring your issues so you can take positive steps to move forward in your life.
Buy the book and workbook together and save!
eBooks: Only $15.95
The print version of the workbook is available in bookstores throughout Canada and the US, or order online through Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, Indigo, or Barnes & Noble.
The E-Reader version can also be purchased through Indigo.
If you would like to place a discounted order of 5 or more of either book, please contact me directly.
CANDACE PLATTOR, M.A., REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELOR, is a therapist in private practice, specializing in addictive behaviors such as alcohol and drug misuse, eating disorders, smoking, gambling, Internet addiction, compulsive overspending, and relationship addiction.
Candace offers individual, couple, and family counseling in her Vancouver, British Columbia office and by telephone worldwide.