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Patricia (Patti) Pike CEO of CanAm Interventions started her personal recovery journey over 30 years ago. From an early age, I knew I was an athlete!

Freedom from active Addiction is possible! Everyone has a story to tell, we are here to listen and support you!

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE

 Statistics Substance Abuse in the Workplace: Substance addiction can be an all-consuming struggle that affects every aspect of an employee’s life, and it doesn’t stop

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FIVE LONG-TERM AFFECTS OF TRAUMA

The numbers surrounding trauma, which includes physical and emotional trauma, are extraordinarily high in the United States — more than 223 million people have experienced at least one

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WHAT IS AL-ANON?

History on Al-Anon: Founded in 1951, by Lois W and Anne B, in Virginia Beach VA, Al-Anon is an organization that was created as a

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FACING YOUR FEARS

Why is it important to face your fears? As fear is such an uncomfortable emotion to deal with, it’s easy to avoid it rather than

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HOW TO OVERCOME ANXIETY!

Anxiety is a normal part of life. Occasionally, we all experience those feelings to some degree or another and can easily be triggered by any

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THE PROGRESSION OF ADDICTION!

Addiction is defined as a complicated and chronic condition marked by compulsive participation in a gratifying stimulus despite negative consequences. It is characterized by a

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HOW TO RECOVER FROM ADDICTION?

Addiction is a complicated and chronic disease defined by compulsive behavior or substance use despite negative consequences. It is characterized by a loss of control

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WHAT IS ADDICTION ?

Addiction is a condition in which a person gets compulsively involved in a specific activity or substance usage, typically despite negative consequences. It is characterized

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WHAT IS PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that can develop in people who experience a dangerous, shocking, or scary event. When people go through a

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WHAT ARE SERVICE (DOGS) ANIMALS?

Service dogs (or animals) help people with mental and physical disabilities to lead more independent lives. These animals are individually trained to assist the person

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WHAT IS KETAMINE?

Ketamine is a fast-acting anesthetic used in medical and veterinary surgeries. Ketamine is classified as a dissociative drug, producing a sense of mind from body

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WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common disorder, and a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how

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WHAT IS ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is considered a chronic and debilitating disorder. It is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. Some symptoms of ADHD

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WHAT ARE THE EFFECT OF FENTANYL ?

Fentanyl, similar to other commonly used opioids (e.g heroin, morphine) produce effects. Some of these effects are intended for therapeutic and/or medicinal purposes. Other times,

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ALCOHOL INTERVENTIONS

What is the definition of an Alcohol Intervention?Alcohol intervention describes a situation where an individual has a drinking problem, unable to stop drinking, consequences from

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YOUNG ADULT INTERVENTIONS

CanAm Interventions facilitates Young Adult Interventions both in the U.S. and Canada. We have extensive experience with a high success rate of supporting adolescents into

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DRUG INTERVENTIONS

What is the definition of A drug intervention?A drug intervention describes the situation of a person that is having some type of addiction to drugs

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YOUNG ADULT INTERVENTIONS

CanAm Interventions facilitates Young Adult Interventions both in the U.S. and Canada. We have extensive experience, with a high success rate of supporting adolescents into

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ALCOHOL INTERVENTIONS

What is the definition of an Alcohol Intervention? Alcohol intervention describes a situation where an individual has a drinking problem, unable to stop drinking, consequences

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DRUG INTERVENTION

What is the definition of A drug intervention? A drug intervention describes the situation of a person that is having some type of addiction to

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CHRONIC RELAPSE & ATTACHMENT

Another way to look at Chronic Relapse for substance abuse disorders can be based on an Attachment disorder. Attachment disorders is a psychological model attempting

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MARIJUNA ADDICTION

Marijuana is the most used illicit drug in the United States. It acts by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the brain to produce a variety

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What is Case Management Services

What is Case Management? Providing professional provide accountability for individual struggling with addiction and/or mental health challenges and supporting their families. This will help minimize

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CanAm Interventions (Intervention) Stages.

Family Assessment Meeting: develop a thorough assessment and intervention treatment plan.Intervention Preparation Planning Meeting: educate the intervention team. Treatment Referrals: the treatment placement process includes

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The Disease of Addiction

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

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Mental Health Interventions

Mental health problems are much more common than people realize. Mental health issues can affect everyone, from young children to the elderly. It is often

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Healthy Boundaries?

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,

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Preventing Relapse

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

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What is 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

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Healing through Gratitude

Gratitude Too often people fixate on what is wrong in their life and all the things that irritate them. This contributes to stress, anger and

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Choosing the Best Rehab

Choosing the right treatment center for a loved one or yourself ca n be stressful and may seem like a daunting task. There are many

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Understanding Addiction Theories

Addiction Theories have now moved beyond the commonly stereotyped ways of thinking. The previous belief surrounding alcoholism and addiction is that narcotics and alcohol are

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Addictions, Alcoholism and Trauma

Traumatic events can alter one’s perception of reality, ultimately it affects behavior in negative ways. There is a connection between addiction and alcoholism and trauma.

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Substance use and Brain Disorder

Substance use is considered a “chronic, but treatable condition.” The definition in the dictionary classifies addiction as: “The state of being compulsively committed to a

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The Stages of Grief!

Grief can be the price we pay for loving. There are many different circumstances that one might need to grieve, such as processing a breakup,

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Recovery from Addiction

Early recovery from addiction is difficult. One of the most beneficial things a person who is new in recovery can do is get regular exercise.

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Trauma and Addiction

There is a strong bond that connects trauma and addiction. Many people struggling with addiction have underlying trauma issues. If they don’t, they have at

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Zoom Dysmorphia

Almost two years of Zoom meetings and calls has led to an unofficial diagnosis of “Zoom Dysmorphia.” The use of front facing cameras has impacted

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Family Coaching

Family dynamics are difficult and filled with a history of alliances and grievances. Family support can make or break a recovering persons attitude. Family Coaching

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