What Is A Home Detox?

Detoxification when applied to addiction is defined as the natural process that occurs in the body as it attempts to rid the system of waste products and toxins from excessive, long-term alcohol consumption or drug use. In a treatment setting, detox is usually accompanied by medication, and followed by therapy. The aim of detoxification is to rid the body of...[ read more ]

Preventing Relapse in Aftercare

A significant factor in the vicious cycle of addiction is relapse. Like depression or PTSD, addiction is a co-occurring disorder that can be triggered by the smallest thing, and can easily spiral out of control after months of hard work. So, the main aim of aftercare is to prevent relapse: that is, staying sober. This is done in four ways:...[ read more ]

What Makes CanAm Interventions Addiction and Mental Health Interventionists Unique?

CanAm Interventions was established to provide something rare in the world of addiction intervention. Founded by Patricia Pike, CanAm Interventions has become the lifesaving conduit between the addiction epidemic and a long-term solution. By effectively empowering addicts and their families with the necessary tools, CanAm Interventions is able to not only help each individual get the help they need, but...[ read more ]

Why are boundaries so important in recovery?

What are boundaries and why do we need them? Boundaries are just as defined for mathematics, they are limits. However, in recovery they are emotional, spiritual, mental and physical limits. Boundaries are intended to work in a positive way to help the person define what they want and ensure they are keeping themselves safe. I have witnessed those who often...[ read more ]

Mental Health Interventions

At CanAm Interventions, we are trained to support persons with complex mental health and trauma related interventions. It is rare anymore to facilitate an intervention or case management case, and treatment placements without having clients or family members struggling with some type of complex trauma or mental health diagnosis. One of the important aspects of providing professional services to our...[ read more ]

CanAm Intervention 102

CanAm Intervention 102 eight-week supervision training is to provide a professional framework for those wanting to become interventionist. To start their own business, obtain further education and certifications as well guidance to start the practical steps of working on intervention cases. Registration | Interventions | San Rafael, CA 94903 ( Learning Objectives: Intern Interventionist will develop awareness of the key role...[ read more ]

Interventions 101 Training Courses

  Interventions 101 Training Courses are beneficial for those working in the addiction, mental health, medical, legal and first responder fields. Interventions 101 gives a broad overview of what is to be expected, how best to assist in the intervention process as well as introduces resources and associations. Interventions 101 Training Courses introduces terms and concepts, and then lays out the...[ read more ]

The Disease of Addicion

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of...[ read more ]

CanAm Interventions (Intervention) Stages.

Certified Intervention Professional / Intervention Stages Family Assessment Meeting: Develop a thorough assessment and intervention treatment plan for the identified individual and family affected by addiction or mental health challenges. Decide what style of intervention will be most appropriate. Intervention Preparation Planning Meeting: Educate the intervention team (the loved ones/family/friends) on the cycle of addiction, mental health challenges, recovery treatment...[ read more ]

Choosing an Certified Intervention Professional

Patricia M. Pike, CEO of CanAm Interventions, Certified Interventionist & Addiction Specialist, is a trained expert with over 25 years of professional experience in the field of behavioral health treatment, specializing in addiction and alcoholism. Ms. Pike holds a master accredited certification in addiction studies and conducts successful interventions nationally and internationally. Patricia is a Licensed Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LAADC),...[ read more ]

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