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Overdose Deaths in Vancouver at a Historical High for 2017

Deaths related to overdoses hit a historical high in Vancouver, BC last year. The city reported that there were an estimated 335 deaths related to illicit drug overdoses in 2017. That’s almost one casualty due to overdoses a day. These numbers are up 42% from...

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Living a Clean and Sober Life VS Taking Clean Drugs

Safe injection sites are becoming more and more common in Canada’s major cities. These supervised injection sites offer a harm reduction model for individuals struggling with addictions. While these centres may be beneficial to some, choosing a clean, sober life has more long-term health benefits....

Drug Abuse Interventions Needed – Canada’s Opioid Crisis Growing

With drug overdoses on the rise in Canada, professional interventionist Andy Bhatti knows that something has to change in order to save Canadians from ending their lives. The Public Health Agency of Canada announced on Monday that at least 1,460 people have died of opioid...

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How to Write an Intervention Letter – Our 5 Tips

Interventions for family members who are addicted to drugs or alcohol can be quite the emotional experience. Because of this, Andy Bhatti Interventions & Addictions Services recommends writing an intervention letter for your loved one. Writing it down on a piece of paper allows you to...

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3 Signs Your Loved One Needs A Substance Abuse Intervention

If someone in your home is abusing alcohol, the problem is impossible to ignore. Every person in the family will be affected, which means it might be a good idea to know the signs of alcoholism. While holding a substance abuse intervention may seem drastic, it’s...

Alberta Approves Injectable Opioid Therapy To Fight Overdoses

The province of Alberta has approved and will be developing pilot projects in Edmonton and Calgary for drug addicts. The projects will allow patients to inject the opioid drug hydromorphone under the supervision of medical professionals. Hydromorphone is an extremely strong pain medication that is...

Addicted to Fentanyl? Ask For Help, Vancouver Interventionist Pleads

Fentanyl has flooded the drug market and business is booming, as is the number of overdose deaths in Vancouver. In British Columbia and Alberta, the two hardest-hit provinces, fatal overdoses linked to fentanyl soared from 42 in 2012 to 418 in 2015. Fentanyl, which is an...

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Safe Injection Sites Approved Due to Alberta’s Opioid Crisis

Edmonton and Lethbridge are the first cities in Alberta to get Health Canada’s approval to open safe injection sites for opioid drug use. Alberta Associate Health Minister Brand Payne told the press that the decision to move ahead with these safe injection sites will reduce...

Waitlists Are Growing in Alberta for Treatment Centres

Alberta waitlists for government-funded rehab centres are so long that people are losing their battle to addiction while waiting for treatment. Andy Bhatti, a professional Canadian interventionist, says providing Alberta residents with the opportunity for a private invention allows them to get into a treatment...

Drugs & Prostitution in Vancouver

It is one of the world’s oldest professions, and it is also the profession a multitude of drug addicts turn to in active addiction. Prostitution is a high-risk lifestyle that leads many addicts to death, disease, and incarceration. A lot of women in addiction will...

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