Welcome to Episode 197 of Building My Legacy.  

Addictions therapist Candace Plattor believes that, to overcome addiction, everyone in the family needs to be involved. All too often, Candace says, an addict completes treatment, and the family has received little or no guidance as to what needs to happen next. Without the proper counseling for the family, a relapse is likely. Candace — herself a recovered opioid addict, now 34 years clean and sober — delivers a message that is vitally important today as so many families are affected by addiction.

So if you want to know:

  • The difference between helping and enabling somebody
  • The importance for loved ones to set boundaries with the addicts in their lives
  • Why you need to act quickly when you suspect that someone is addicted or becoming addicted
  • When to start talking with your children about the dangers of drug use


About Candace Plattor

Candace Plattor is an addictions therapist who specializes in working with family members and loved ones of people struggling with addiction. Her signature “LoveWithBoundaries” Family Addiction Counselling and Therapy Program has helped many addicts and their loved ones understand their dysfunctional behaviors and make healthier life choices. To learn more — and get a free download of Candace’s book, Loving an Addict. Loving Yourself, and a free 30-minute phone or Zoom consultation — go to https://lovewithboundaries.com/freegift/

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.