Saskatoon, the largest city in the province of Saskatchewan with a population of over 270,000, is located along the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway, straddling the South Saskatchewan River. The city served as the cultural and economic hub of central Saskatchewan since its founding in 1882 and boasts a number of nicknames, namely ‘The Paris of the Prairies’ because of the bridges, and’ POW’, referring to potash, oil and wheat, after the natural resources the city and area is famous for.
Until recent years, the Saskatchewan government had opposed various harm reduction interventions. In 2016, the Minister of Health stated that the province was not considering safe injection sites at the current time, but that they continued to support prevention and harm reduction programs. In August 2019, however, it was announced that Health Canada had approved the first supervised drug-consumption site in Saskatchewan, operated by AIDS Saskatoon and planned for the Pleasant Hill neighbourhood of Saskatoon.
Saskatchewan and Manitoba have both seen far lower rates of opioid overdose deaths than other provinces — while nearly 4,500 people died across Canada of opioid overdoses in 2018, only 83 of them were in Saskatchewan and 43 in Manitoba. But the Prairies are wrestling instead with a different beast — a surge in crystal meth use. Methamphetamine is quickly becoming many people’s drug of choice due to the quick high and low cost. The increase in use is enough of a concern that it has prompted health officials to warn of another crisis.
If you are concerned about a family member or friend in Saskatoon whose life may be at risk from their drug or alcohol addiction, it might be time to consider an intervention.
A habit becomes an addiction when the person cannot stop using the drug or alcohol by themselves. If they require their drug of choice to get them through the day, they are an addict. The deeper they fall into their addiction, the more relationships, employment, and their health will suffer. If you have a friend or family member who is struggling with an addiction, an intervention might be needed to help them get back on the right path—the path of sobriety.
Andy Bhatti is an experienced drug and alcohol interventionist—and drug addict in recovery—who conducts interventions in and around the Saskatoon region. Andy knows all too well how addiction can often leave a person feeling helpless, lost and depressed. A professional counselor and interventionist like Andy aims to resolve these feelings by offering insights on the addiction and different ways in which they may look to understand and overcome it.
Andy provides a diverse range of specialized mental health and substance use services to people in the Saskatoon area. Contact him today and help your loved one turn their addiction into recovery.
24 hour Stabilization
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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.
Andy Bhatti provides emergency Interventions all across Saskatchewan within 48 Hrs.
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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.