Candy  Finnigan

Candy Finnigan

Candy Finnigan is a nationally recognized addiction specialist and interventionist. She received her Certificate in Alcohol-Drug Counseling skills and her Certificate in Alcohol-Drug Abuse Studies from UCLA in 1993.She was certified in Sex Addiction by Dr. Patrick Carnes in 1997 and attended Post Induction training with Pia Mellody, R.N. in 1997 at the Meadows. She received her intervention training in 1991, from Dr. Vernon Johnson, when intervention was relatively new. In 2001 she was trained in Systemic Family Intervention. Candy also completed co-dependency training with well -known author and authority on co-dependency and it’s role in addiction and alcoholism treatment, Pia Mellody. She has done extensive workshop training in the fields of dual diagnosis and psychiatric treatments and other process addictions. Candy holds a certificate in the Gorski method, having been trained 1996 by Terence Gorski. Additionally, she has extensive experience in assessment, placement, and aftercare treatment.She is a Certified Master Addiction Counselor III and a Board Registered Interventionist II. She belongs to the Association of Intervention Specialists. Co-founder of the acclaimed MAP (Musicians Assistance Program or Musicares) and currently, she is one of the featured interventionists on the acclaimed A&E series “INTERVENTION”. Ms. Finnigan and the show were honored with four Prism Awards. The show ran for thirteen seasons. “INTERVENTION” enjoyed an audience of 2.4 million viewers weekly, and was the winner of an Emmy in 2009. Candy continues to be active in the recovery community as a mentor and lecture speaker. Candy lives in Los Angeles and is available for speaking engagements and private interventions and can be reached at Candy’s book,When Enough is Enough, was published by Penguin/Avery in April 2008. It is available at major bookstores and