Red Deer Interventions
Support for those battling drug and alcohol addictions
Red Deer sits about halfway between Calgary and Edmonton and with a population of over 100,000 it is Alberta’s fourth largest city after Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge. Its location, next to one of the busiest transportation corridors in North America, provides for a diverse and resilient economy, built on historically traditional industries and emerging sectors – natural resources, agriculture, trades, transportation and production as well as the arts, culture, recreation and sport.
Like its neighbours Edmonton to the north and Calgary to the south, Red Deer is battling a war against the rising drug problem. While Calgary and Edmonton have the highest absolute numbers of fentanyl overdose fatalities, per capita Red Deer has by far the highest rate of fentanyl related deaths. The number of Red Deer fentanyl-related deaths doubled from 21.4 to 43.8 (per 100,000) in 2018, with part of the problem attributable to the fact that the city has no residential addiction treatment facility. Anyone needing this treatment must travel to one of Alberta’s larger cities. In July 2019 alone, there were 4,500 visits to Red Deer’s Temporary Overdose Prevention Site resulting in 151 overdoses that were reversed with medical intervention.
Our Support Services
Drug & Alcohol interventions in Red Deer
Andy Bhatti is a knowledgeable and experienced substance abuse interventionist who knows first-hand what being an addict is like. With many years of sobriety under his belt, he has dedicated his professional life to helping others in the same situation as he once was to pull themselves out of the dark pit of addiction.
Andy is a fully-certified interventionist, and as well as treatment plans, he offers ongoing 24 hour recovery support supervision and sober coaching to increase the chances of long-term success for his clients. Clients are presented with opportunities to overcome their addictive behaviours and patterns that have caused so much destruction in their lives. His specialized and one-of-a-kind mental health and substance use services combined with Health Authorities and other private treatment centers can ensure that anyone in Red Deer and the surrounding area has access to the help they need, when they need it. He can show you and your loved one that itis possible to rebuild lives after a drug addiction.