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A featured interventionist on the Emmy Award-Winning and critically acclaimed A&E docuseries “INTERVENTION”, Candy speaks with expertise and experience!
Candy is a nationally recognized television personality, addiction specialist and interventionist who has been involved in all areas of recovery and relapse prevention. Additionally, she has extensive experience in assessment, placement, family programs and aftercare treatment. She has been a group facilitator for many years, with both adults and adolescents. She is a Certified Master Addiction Counselor III and a Board Registered Interventionist II and belongs to the Association of Intervention Specialists and is a Certified Intervention Professional.
Personally in recovery for over 3 decades, Candy is passionate about helping others. She has a desire to promote connectivity and to promote hope to suffering individuals and their family members. Candy has spoken nationwide and been honored by many organizations for her work and dedication in the recovery field.
Currently, she is one of the featured interventionists on the Emmy Award-winning and critically acclaimed A&E docuseries “INTERVENTION”. The show has been widely praised as a groundbreaking example of how reality television and therapeutic efforts can be combined. Critics and viewers agree that this show is riveting, positive and educational. The show has been recognized for it’s commitment to raising public awareness of the epidemic of alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as other mental health issues. Ms. Finnigan and the show were honored with four Prism Awards.
Candy’s book, “When Enough is Enough”, is all about helping loved ones with the process of Intervention. Candy also remains active in the behavioral health and recovery community as a valued panelist, commentator, mentor and lecture speaker.
Candy received her Certificate in Alcohol-Drug Counseling skills and her Certificate in Alcohol-Drug Abuse Studies from UCLA . Internships were done at Cedars-Sinai Hospital where she worked in Addiction Services and C.P.C. Westwood Hospital. She was certified in Sex Addiction by Dr. Patrick Carnes and attended Post Induction training with Pia Mellody, R.N. at the Meadows. She received her intervention training from Dr. Vernon Johnson. Candy also completed Systemic Family Intervention and Co-Dependency training. She has done extensive workshop training in the fields of dual diagnosis and psychiatric treatments.