Q&A With An Addiction Therapist: Candace Plattor

It’s a tough subject to broach, but when it comes to addiction – whether alcohol, substance or behaviour – knowing what to do and say to support your loved one (and yourself) during recovery can be tricky.  Clinical Counsellor and Addiction Therapist Candace Plattor talks with ANZMH Association about understanding challenges, building trust and the importance of therapy for everybody involved in the recovery journey. Q: What are the most …

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Is Increased Mental Illness A Consequence Of Sobriety?

A common theme amongst people recovering from substance addiction is the development of increased mental health issues such as anxiety disorders resulting in a sense of hopelessness and despair. Coupled with this may be a perceived fear of the unknown. For instance, a long term addict recovering from a life of addiction is facing a new life filled with change, modification and variance, contrary to the life that was once …

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Life in Active Addiction compared with Recovery from Addiction

Australian First – Survey Compares Life in Active Addiction with life in Recovery from Addiction This national survey will shed light on the impact of Recovery in the lives of people who have travelled the road from drug and alcohol dependence. In an Australian first, researchers and drug and alcohol treatment providers are collaborating in a groundbreaking national survey. The survey will track and measure the lives of Australians with …

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