medicine hat Interventions
Support for those battling drug and alcohol addictions
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.
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Drug & Alcohol interventions in medicine hat
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.