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Candy Finnigan

Nationally Recognized Interventionist, Speaker & Consultant

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Candy Finnigan Biography

Candy Finnigan is a nationally recognized addiction specialist and interventionist and has been involved in all areas of recovery for over 25 years. She is a professional interventionist, regularly featured on the A&E show "Intervention."

She received her Certificate in Alcohol-Drug Counseling skills and her Certificate in Alcohol-Drug Abuse Studies from UCLA in 1993. Apart from being an interventionist, she is also involved in relapse prevention, holding a certificate in the Gorski method, and was trained in 1996 by Terence Gorski. Her 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 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. She has enjoyed professional relationships with many treatment centers nationally and internationally.

Finnigan has extensive experience in assessment, placement, and aftercare treatment. She has been a group facilitator for many years with both adults and adolescents. Finnigan worked with the students at Beverly Hills High School as a drug and alcohol specialist/counselor for 11 years, acting as a facilitator of the “Sober Lunch” program. She is a Certified Master Addiction Counselor III and a Board Registered Interventionist II. She belongs to the Association of Intervention Specialists.

Currently, she is one of the featured interventionists on the acclaimed A&E series “Intervention” and has been since the beginning of the show in 2004. “Intervention” has been widely praised as a groundbreaking example of how reality television and therapeutic efforts can be combined and has been recognized for its commitment to raising public awareness of the epidemic of alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as other mental health issues. Finnigan is also a proud recovering alcoholic with 33 years of sobriety.

Finnigan continues to be active in the recovery community as a mentor and lecture speaker. It has been her experience, across the board, that the nature of addictions and interventions is a daunting task each family faces. She has written a comprehensive guide on the subject in her book, "When Enough is Enough."

On a personal note, Finnigan is a graduate of the University of Kansas. She was married to Mike Finnigan, a musician and former basketball player, for over 45 years, and they have two children: a daughter named Bridget and a son named Kelly.

Speaking Topics
  • The Face of Recovery: An Inside Look at Intervention

    Candy Finnigan is not only a certified interventionist and addiction specialist, but she is also known as “The Face of Recovery” on the Emmy award-winning TV series Intervention. With many years of experience as a practicing interventionist, Finnigan gives audiences an exclusive look into the secrets of the show’s amazing successes, insightful stories from behind the scenes and the most frequently asked questions about the addicts on the show. Delving into her own personal story of addiction and recovery journey, Finnigan’s powerful speech will leave everyone wanting to learn more about the faces of addiction and recovery.

  • The Glamour of Addiction: Our Obsession with Celebrities in Crisis

    Candy Finnigan’s take on the glamour of addiction and the public’s obsession with celebrities in crisis is a unique one. She brings the audience inside the rise and fall of celebrities in addictive situations, including the differences between the success of Britney Spears and the downfall of Lindsay Lohan. Finnigan also discusses why we as a society make excuses for celebrities and how their rock bottom is perceived differently than regular addicts. In this eye opening speech, the famous interventionist raises awareness about addiction in America.

  • The Many Faces of Addiction

    For 25 years, Candy Finnigan has been a nationally and internationally recognized interventionist and addiction specialist. With incredible firsthand experiences, Finnigan has become the go to person for identifying the many faces of addiction. In this speech, she covers alcohol abuse, drug addiction, gambling addiction, eating disorders, and other dependencies. She helps audiences understand the mental state and denial people experience with addictive behavior as well as what should be done to support them. Sharing personal stories and examples of selecting the best options, Finnigan provides sound advice for those struggling through the cycle of addiction.

  • The Family Before, During and After a Crisis

    Candy Finnigan has had many years of experience dealing with families before, during and after a crisis through the Emmy award-winning TV series Intervention. In this speech, Finnigan provides audiences with a comprehensive guide about how interventions can help during a crisis. By defining what a crisis is, deciding when it is best to take action, understanding the family’s role, and knowing if an intervention is essential are all lessons this well-known addiction specialist will teach your audience.

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When Enough is Enough: A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Intervention

When Enough is Enough: A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Intervention

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  • How do I book Candy Finnigan to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Candy Finnigan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Candy Finnigan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Candy Finnigan or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Candy Finnigan

    Speaking fees for Candy Finnigan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Candy Finnigan are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Candy Finnigan, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Candy Finnigan speak about?

    Candy Finnigan is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Health and Wellness, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Candy Finnigan travel from?

    Candy Finnigan generally travels from Los Angeles County, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Candy Finnigan’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Candy Finnigan for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Candy Finnigan for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Candy Finnigan or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Candy Finnigan Biography

Candy Finnigan is a nationally recognized addiction specialist and interventionist and has been involved in all areas of recovery for over 25 years. She is a professional interventionist, regularly featured on the A&E show "Intervention."

She received her Certificate in Alcohol-Drug Counseling skills and her Certificate in Alcohol-Drug Abuse Studies from UCLA in 1993. Apart from being an interventionist, she is also involved in relapse prevention, holding a certificate in the Gorski method, and was trained in 1996 by Terence Gorski. Her 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 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. She has enjoyed professional relationships with many treatment centers nationally and internationally.

Finnigan has extensive experience in assessment, placement, and aftercare treatment. She has been a group facilitator for many years with both adults and adolescents. Finnigan worked with the students at Beverly Hills High School as a drug and alcohol specialist/counselor for 11 years, acting as a facilitator of the “Sober Lunch” program. She is a Certified Master Addiction Counselor III and a Board Registered Interventionist II. She belongs to the Association of Intervention Specialists.

Currently, she is one of the featured interventionists on the acclaimed A&E series “Intervention” and has been since the beginning of the show in 2004. “Intervention” has been widely praised as a groundbreaking example of how reality television and therapeutic efforts can be combined and has been recognized for its commitment to raising public awareness of the epidemic of alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as other mental health issues. Finnigan is also a proud recovering alcoholic with 33 years of sobriety.

Finnigan continues to be active in the recovery community as a mentor and lecture speaker. It has been her experience, across the board, that the nature of addictions and interventions is a daunting task each family faces. She has written a comprehensive guide on the subject in her book, "When Enough is Enough."

On a personal note, Finnigan is a graduate of the University of Kansas. She was married to Mike Finnigan, a musician and former basketball player, for over 45 years, and they have two children: a daughter named Bridget and a son named Kelly.

Candy Finnigan Speaking Topics

  • The Face of Recovery: An Inside Look at Intervention

    Candy Finnigan is not only a certified interventionist and addiction specialist, but she is also known as “The Face of Recovery” on the Emmy award-winning TV series Intervention. With many years of experience as a practicing interventionist, Finnigan gives audiences an exclusive look into the secrets of the show’s amazing successes, insightful stories from behind the scenes and the most frequently asked questions about the addicts on the show. Delving into her own personal story of addiction and recovery journey, Finnigan’s powerful speech will leave everyone wanting to learn more about the faces of addiction and recovery.

  • The Glamour of Addiction: Our Obsession with Celebrities in Crisis

    Candy Finnigan’s take on the glamour of addiction and the public’s obsession with celebrities in crisis is a unique one. She brings the audience inside the rise and fall of celebrities in addictive situations, including the differences between the success of Britney Spears and the downfall of Lindsay Lohan. Finnigan also discusses why we as a society make excuses for celebrities and how their rock bottom is perceived differently than regular addicts. In this eye opening speech, the famous interventionist raises awareness about addiction in America.

  • The Many Faces of Addiction

    For 25 years, Candy Finnigan has been a nationally and internationally recognized interventionist and addiction specialist. With incredible firsthand experiences, Finnigan has become the go to person for identifying the many faces of addiction. In this speech, she covers alcohol abuse, drug addiction, gambling addiction, eating disorders, and other dependencies. She helps audiences understand the mental state and denial people experience with addictive behavior as well as what should be done to support them. Sharing personal stories and examples of selecting the best options, Finnigan provides sound advice for those struggling through the cycle of addiction.

  • The Family Before, During and After a Crisis

    Candy Finnigan has had many years of experience dealing with families before, during and after a crisis through the Emmy award-winning TV series Intervention. In this speech, Finnigan provides audiences with a comprehensive guide about how interventions can help during a crisis. By defining what a crisis is, deciding when it is best to take action, understanding the family’s role, and knowing if an intervention is essential are all lessons this well-known addiction specialist will teach your audience.

Candy Finnigan Videos

  • Change Is in The Air with Candy Finnigan
  • Candy Finnigan Exclusive Interview
  • "Intervention" host Candy Finnigan to be at town hall on addiction
    The opioid epidemic has touched nearly everyone. The host of the Emmy-nominated A&E series "Intervention", Candy Finnigan, and Garrett Braukman,...

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  • How do I book Candy Finnigan to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Candy Finnigan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Candy Finnigan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Candy Finnigan or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Candy Finnigan

    Speaking fees for Candy Finnigan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Candy Finnigan are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Candy Finnigan, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Candy Finnigan speak about?

    Candy Finnigan is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Health and Wellness, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Candy Finnigan travel from?

    Candy Finnigan generally travels from Los Angeles County, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Candy Finnigan’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Candy Finnigan for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Candy Finnigan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Candy Finnigan or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Candy Finnigan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Face of Recovery: An Inside Look at Intervention, The Glamour of Addiction: Our Obsession with Celebrities in Crisis, The Many Faces of Addiction and The Family Before, During and After a Crisis. The estimated speaking fee range to book Candy Finnigan for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Candy Finnigan generally travels from Los Angeles County, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jamie Tworkowski, Vance Johnson, Kelley Gunter, Brandon Farbstein and Tony Hoffman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Candy Finnigan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Candy Finnigan Speaking Topics

  • The Face of Recovery: An Inside Look at Intervention

    Candy Finnigan is not only a certified interventionist and addiction specialist, but she is also known as “The Face of Recovery” on the Emmy award-winning TV series Intervention. With many years of experience as a practicing interventionist, Finnigan gives audiences an exclusive look into the secrets of the show’s amazing successes, insightful stories from behind the scenes and the most frequently asked questions about the addicts on the show. Delving into her own personal story of addiction and recovery journey, Finnigan’s powerful speech will leave everyone wanting to learn more about the faces of addiction and recovery.

  • The Glamour of Addiction: Our Obsession with Celebrities in Crisis

    Candy Finnigan’s take on the glamour of addiction and the public’s obsession with celebrities in crisis is a unique one. She brings the audience inside the rise and fall of celebrities in addictive situations, including the differences between the success of Britney Spears and the downfall of Lindsay Lohan. Finnigan also discusses why we as a society make excuses for celebrities and how their rock bottom is perceived differently than regular addicts. In this eye opening speech, the famous interventionist raises awareness about addiction in America.

  • The Many Faces of Addiction

    For 25 years, Candy Finnigan has been a nationally and internationally recognized interventionist and addiction specialist. With incredible firsthand experiences, Finnigan has become the go to person for identifying the many faces of addiction. In this speech, she covers alcohol abuse, drug addiction, gambling addiction, eating disorders, and other dependencies. She helps audiences understand the mental state and denial people experience with addictive behavior as well as what should be done to support them. Sharing personal stories and examples of selecting the best options, Finnigan provides sound advice for those struggling through the cycle of addiction.

  • The Family Before, During and After a Crisis

    Candy Finnigan has had many years of experience dealing with families before, during and after a crisis through the Emmy award-winning TV series Intervention. In this speech, Finnigan provides audiences with a comprehensive guide about how interventions can help during a crisis. By defining what a crisis is, deciding when it is best to take action, understanding the family’s role, and knowing if an intervention is essential are all lessons this well-known addiction specialist will teach your audience.

Candy Finnigan Speaker Videos

  • Change Is in The Air with Candy Finnigan
    Candy Finnigan Exclusive Interview
  • "Intervention" host Candy Finnigan to be at town hall on addiction
    The opioid epidemic has touched nearly everyone. The host of the Emmy-nominated A&E series "Intervention", Candy Finnigan, and Garrett Braukman, executive director of Alta centers which offer...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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