Medicine Hat, a city of 63,000 inhabitants, is located along the South Saskatchewan River. It is approximately 169 km east of Lethbridge and 295 km southeast of Calgary. Historically, Medicine Hat has been known for its large natural gas fields, giving the city its nickname of ‘The Gas City’. A number of large industries located to Medicine Hat, attracted by the cheap and plentiful energy resources.
Drugs are a problem in Medicine Hat, just like all major Canadian cities. With the sheer volume of drugs that have made their way into the province over the last 10-15 years, the Medicine Hat Police Service has seen a dramatic rise of drug activity. The MHPS recorded 3,351 calls in 2018 that in some way related to drug addiction or alcohol. Of those calls, 120 related to drug use/overdose. 18 people have died in Medicine Hat of fentanyl overdoses since 2016 and, according to a study from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the city has the fifth-highest rate of opioid-overdose-related hospitalizations among smaller cities across Canada.
Someone abusing a substance like heroin, cocaine, prescription pills, or any other mind-altering substances, including alcohol, will tend to act or behave differently than usual. They can become more forgetful, inattentive or aggressive, and might be regularly caught in lies.
If you suspect a relative in Medicine Hat is struggling with an addiction, it’s important to educate yourself on the available options for treatment in your area.
Andy Bhatti has many years of working in the field of drug and alcohol interventions and firmly believes recovery from the disease of addiction is possible for everyone—he is himself a walking example of recovery. However, he also understands that the path to recovery is different for each person and depends on their individual needs.
Andy offers a diverse range of specialized and one-of-a-kind mental health and substance use services, including drug and alcohol interventions in Medicine Hat and the surrounding area. Andy’s clients are presented with opportunities to modify and, in many cases, overcome the addictive behaviours and patterns in their lives. In addition, he offers ongoing 24 hour recovery support supervision and sober coaching to increase the chances of long-term success.
An addiction can deeply impact everyone within a family. But a family broken by addiction isn’t beyond repair, and Andy is here to help put your family back together.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.