Candy Finnigan

Interventionist on the A&E Series Intervention

Candy Finnigan Biography

Candy Finnigan is a nationally recognized author, addiction specialist and interventionist, who has been one of the featured interventionists on the acclaimed A&E series Intervention, since its inception. The show has been widely praised since 2004 as a groundbreaking example of how reality television and therapeutic efforts can be combined. Intervention is an Emmy® winning series, which has also been recognized for its commitment to raising public awareness of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as mental health issues.

In recovery herself for 33 years, Finnigan states, “I was inspired to go into this work because I saw that as a recovering woman and mother, I might be able to connect with others and bring help and hope to families, in a way that, perhaps, others couldn’t. It’s not just my work, it’s my life.” She has been honored by many organizations in the recovery field for her outstanding work and dedication.

For over 28 years, Finnigan has not only served as a crisis interventionist, but holds great value in: family programs, education sessions, relapse prevention, pain management, mental health, treatment placement, and adoption. Adopted as a child, she has always been particularly interested in the nexus of adoption and addiction, along with the distinctive treatment strategies that may be necessary in such cases.

Candy takes great pride in being among those involved in the creation of The Musicians Assistance Program - now, a part MusiCares, which grants financial assistance for drug/alcohol treatment of musicians and others in the music industry. Candy continues to volunteer her time in this organization.

Candy has spoken about addiction and recovery in many communities, big and small, across the USA (e.g. town hall meetings), and is often engaged as a keynote speaker, leading workshops to enlighten others about the problems and solutions for the afflicted and their families. Candy is acutely aware of the daunting task each family faces when confronted with a loved one under duress, saying, “People must be told that this is a treatable family illness.”

When Enough is Enough: A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Intervention, published in 2008, is a comprehensive guide to the intervention process. It is used as a guide and textbook in many universities. Her book aims to help loved ones with the process of intervention.

Finnigan received her Certificate in Alcohol-Drug Counseling skills and her Certificate in Alcohol-Drug Abuse Studies from UCLA in 1993 and is a Certified Master Addiction Counselor III. She received her intervention training in 1991, from Dr. Vernon Johnson, who pioneered the intervention process. She has done extensive workshop training in the fields of dual diagnosis and psychiatric treatments, pain management, eating disorders and other process addictions.

Candy has been married for 50 years to her husband, Mike. They are blessed to have two children: daughter, Bridget and son, Kelly.

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Candy Finnigan Videos

"Intervention" host Candy Finnigan to be at town hall on addiction
The Gregory Mantell Show -- "Intervention"

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Candy Finnigan Videos

"Intervention" host Candy Finnigan to be at town hall on addiction
The Gregory Mantell Show -- "Intervention"
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