Regina is Saskatchewan’s capital and second largest city with a population of approximately 230,000 people. Situated on Wascana Creek in the south-central part of the province, it expanded rapidly in the 20th century to become an important transportation, manufacturing, and distributing centre of a vast agricultural area.
Regina has not escaped the opioid crisis plaguing Canada, bringing grief and heartache to many families across the country. Fentanyl—a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent—continues to the leading cause of opioid related deaths in Regina. Two milligrams of fentanyl (about the size of four grains of salt) is enough to kill an adult.
According to the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, there were 23 deaths caused by fentanyl in the province in 2018, more than any other opioid. Of those, 13 occurred in Regina, the most fentanyl-related deaths in a single Saskatchewan city in a year. There were 14 deaths in Saskatchewan caused by fentanyl in 2017 and eight in 2016.
However, death from a fentanyl overdose isn’t the only concern that family members have with their loved one’s addiction. Permanent brain damage due to overdose is a very real, life-altering consequence of opiate abuse. Opiates such as heroin, morphine, OxyContin, and fentanyl are depressants – the purpose of the drug is to slow down breathing and the heart rate. Therefore, in the context of an overdose, the most significant risk, after death, is a lack of oxygen to the brain resulting in permanent damage. It only takes three to five minute of oxygen deprivation to cause a permanent brain injury.
Many families struggle with knowing what the right course of action is when dealing with an addict. The first call to a drug and alcohol interventionist in Regina can be hard, but it could be the difference between life and death for your loved one.
As a professional drug and alcohol abuse interventionist in Regina, Andy Bhatti will make the intervention process as manageable as possible, especially the beginning stages of the intervention. He has many years of experience working with people suffering from a substance addiction and their families to help them find meaning in life once more.
Drug and alcohol addiction is a destructive path, but recovery is possible. Andy provides a diverse range of specialized and one-of-a-kind mental health and substance use services for teenagers and adults in Regina and throughout Saskatchewan, providing them with opportunities to overcome the addictive behaviours and patterns in their lives. As well as treatment plans, he offers ongoing 24 hour recovery support supervision and sober coaching to increase the chances of long-term success.
Working with Health Authorities and other private treatment centers in Saskatchewan can ensure that everyone in Regina and the surrounding area has access to the help they need, when they need it.
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 Saskatchewan within 48 Hrs.
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Opioids are one of the most commonly abused drugs, as a majority of opiate and opioid addiction stems from prescriptions. While fentanyl is now found as a street drug, it’s actually used in patch form in hospitals for pain management in a generally safe environment......24 September, 2020
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.