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Interventions Interrupt Addictions!


According to SAMHSA substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically significant impairment, including health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. Substance abuse addiction to alcohol and/or drugs is a progressive behavioral health problem that impacts an individual’s ability to think rational or be honest, believing (they) don’t have a problem and/or (they) can control their use of drugs and/or alcohol.  Substance abuse addictions has a large effects on families and/or friends directly or indirectly.

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Substance Abuse Symptoms

The most common symptom of substance abuse is a change in a person’s behavior. Specific behavior changes vary from person to person. They depend on how severe the disorder is. Symptoms may include the following:

  •  Decreased motivation
  •  Using a drug more often
  •  Suddenly needing money
  •  Decreased or increased energy
  •  Using bigger amounts of a drug
  •  Suddenly gaining or losing weight
  •  Having a strong desire to use a drug
  •  Keeping a supply of a drug available
  •  Engaging in risky behavior while under the influence of a drug
  •  Missing work or school or having a sudden disinterest in work or school
  •  Changes in behavior, including being secretive about friends and activities

Treatment for Substance Abuse

  • In-home medical detox is offered in a variety of settings, including hospitals, inpatient treatment centers, outpatient programs, clinics, and more.
  • Inpatient rehabilitation: this level of rehabilitation, or “rehab,” often follows a period of intensive detox and involves 24-hour medical supervision at a hospital or other treatment facility.
  • Residential treatment: clients who can benefit from the stability and security of 24-hour monitoring are good candidates for residential treatment. Residential treatment facilities offer therapies in an attractive setting with comfortable, homelike surroundings and a supportive atmosphere.
  • Partial hospitalization: partial hospitalization services combine the structure and supervision of an inpatient program with more independence, which offer recovery services on an outpatient basis in a hospital or inpatient treatment facility.
  • Intensive outpatient programs: outpatient treatment, in which the client participates in recovery activities during the day while returning to a private home or transitional housing program.
  • Transitional living/sober housing programs: after rehab, clients may feel more secure in their sobriety if they can live in an atmosphere that supports abstinence from drugs or alcohol. Transitional living homes provide these advantages while giving the client the opportunity to reintegrate into the community.
  • Family treatment programs: It is important for families to attend an independent family program or a family program that is offered by the program where their loved one is being treated.

Recovery from Substance Abuse

Addiction is a chronic disease. It is important that individuals recovering take an active role by practicing recovery skills to be accountable including involvement in the recovery community and maintaining complete abstinence from drugs and/or alcohol.

Recovery peer support groups are available for individuals and/or family, these include:

  • ( For family members of alcoholics.
  • Nar-anon ( For family members of addicts.
  • Gam-anon ( For family members of gamblers.
  • ( For co-dependent individuals.
  • ( For adult children of alcoholics and addicts.

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Patricia Pike, CEO of CanAn Interventions has worked in the addiction and behavioral health field for over 25 years. Ms. Pike has helped hundreds of families and individuals struggling with addiction and/or mental health challenges, nationally and internationally.
Ms. Pike’s purpose is to advocate for families, friends, and the individuals struggling with addictions and/or mental health challenges, by providing a professional service for the entire family to recover together.

Read testimonials from families we’ve worked with over the years!

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Cost of Interventions

How much does an intervention cost? Intervention services are not the same as therapy sessions. Interventions requires much more involvement from family and/or friends to address the destructiveness of addiction and the effects on your relationships with the individual by exposing the truth in a loving way. The Interventionist will guide the entire intervention process, advocating for the family, friends, and the individual struggling with addictions and/or mental health challenges.

At, CanAm Interventions, our team of professionals guide families and/or friends through various intervention approaches such as;  Traditional (Surprise) Intervention Approach and/or an Family Systemic (Invitational) Intervention Approach including a post intervention 30 day Aftercare Case Management services.

A professional intervention costs much less than ongoing medical bills, hospital stays, court or attorney fees and ongoing crisis management related to substance abuse.

Interventions is a gift of love for the entire family!

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