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Alcohol is a socially acceptable part of everyday life for many Canadians. Many people enjoy alcohol, in fact, according to Canada’s Public Health Services 80% of Canadians drink alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, alcohol is also the most abused drug in Canada. While drinking alcohol is legal...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

It may be shocking, but active addiction and using drugs in-custody is the standard in Vancouver’s jails and prisons. According to CSC, nearly 70 per cent of federal offenders have some level of substance abuse problem requiring intervention upon admission to federal custody. Eleven per...

Saskatchewan may be known as the province with flat farming fields, but it’s also known for its increasing problem with addiction. In Regina, the second most populous city in the province, crime rates are high, addiction is growing and Andy Bhatti, Professional Interventionist, believes it...