Fort McMurray, located in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in Alberta is a city of approximately 75,000 inhabitants in the middle of the Athabasca oil sands.
The oil industry draws many Candians to Fort McMurray – about 15,000 of whom are fly-in, fly-out workers – lured by the prospect of hard work, and good pay. For many, with hard work comes hard play, and what may start out as recreational drug use can quickly spiral into addiction. Those working the oil sands are at higher risk of abusing alcohol and drugs because of isolation from family, long working hours and shift rotations.
The drug of choice was once the less-harmful marijuana, but has suddenly changed to cocaine. The reason? Mandatory drug testing at places of employment. Whereas marijuana remains in the user’s body for weeks, cocaine leaves the system within 24 hours. With cash flowing, cocaine has become a problem for many people, blue collar and white collar alike. However, it’s not just cocaine that people are ingesting. Cocaine, like many other drugs, is often laced with the highly potent drug Fentanyl. Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2018, 87 percent of apparent accidental poisoning deaths that were fentanyl related happened in large urban municipalities, including Fort McMurray, which reported eight deaths.
If you are concerned about a family member or friend in Fort McMurray whose life may be at risk from their drug or alcohol addiction, it might be time to consider an intervention.
Andy Bhatti offers drug and alcohol interventions in Fort McMurray for anyone struggling with drug or alcohol abuse. Working not only with people suffering from addictions, but also with their families, he can stop the roller coaster of drug addiction and show clients how they can live a life free of substance abuse.
Taking the step to contact a drug and alcohol interventionist can be difficult for the people closest to those with an addiction, especially when it might mean their loved one having to give up a lucrative career in the oil and gas industry, but getting them on the road to recovery is a top priority.
Andy provides a diverse range of specialized and one-of-a-kind mental health and substance use services to people in the Fort McMurray area and can turn addiction into recovery.
24 hour Stabilization
Family Therapy Programs
1 on 1 individual Counselling
Drug and Alcohol Testing
Sexual Abuse Counselling
Andy Bhatti is the only Drug and Alcohol Intervention Company in Canada that works closely with child trauma psychologists and victims of childhood sexual abuse.
Andy Bhatti provides emergency Interventions all across Fort McMurray and Alberta within 48 Hrs.
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Andy is a compassionate person who went above and beyond to assist my family with helping a loved one. He was able to direct us (family) to the right support programs and my family member towards a healthy stable recovery. His passion for helping far exceeded my expectations and would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Andy possesses a high level of compassion and empathy for the people he is trying to help. This combination translates into him being able to establish a connection of trust with people who've been beaten down by addiction, and trust is a critical component of helping an addicted loved one and the family through a very difficult process.
Andy is known for being the guy you call when you're worried about doing an intervention with someone unpredictable. Not all interventionists are comfortable with things not going as planned and as everyone rehearsed. If you can picture someone flipping furniture or screaming or running away during your intervention, call Andy and get him to facilitate for you.
A professionally facilitated intervention is a structured method of assisting a person struggling with addiction and mental health issues. The objective is to assist the person to seek help and commit to treatment.
A successful intervention is professionally facilitated by an individual with expertise in drug and alcohol counseling and specific training in the intervention process.
An interventionist will:
An intervention involves a gathering of caring family and friends who matter to the individual. The group includes anyone affected and wanting to be an active participant in the individuals full and life-long RECOVERY.
Any family member, friend or business associate who cares about a person facing a serious personal problems with addiction and emotional instability.