Canada Addiction. @ canaminterventions #servicesincanada

My theory of dealing with entrenched addictions, mental health and poverty, is coming from healthy attachment model providing a humanistic sense of safety , Secure place of belonging.

At CanAm Interventions , CEO Patricia Pike Addiction Specialist and Interventionist  has intervened on many resistant, untreated folks , the trick is coming from a place of Love,  providing a structure plan to break down the cycle of resistance for Addictive behaviors. Patricia is also over 26 years in her own personal recovery from a long terms opiate addiction from a young age, someone that been there and lived the life of addiction, she knows full well, the nature of addiction.

The importance of building a basis needs and foundation of resources without enabling can be what implements changes in a persons life such as;,using short & long term case management, treatment  planning for folks with chemical dependency and mental health.  Along with providing access to treatment on demand , rent control , low income resources such as; more access to lowering cost for bus passes, ( all of this is very costly in Vancouver ), detox on demand.


Canada needs to look at changing the  criminal laws/ system, related to drug possession and trafficking illegal drugs . In the 1970’s, sentencing for possession /traffickers was automatically 7 years in prison . In the 1980’s , it was harder to obtain drugs because it was not as free on the streets because of the criminal laws that were enforced.

I am not a big believer of putting people in jails or prisons, however someone needs to take responsibility for addicts suffering and dying from overdoses, the drug lords are getting rich on drug sales.
Mandatory treatment in jails is essential for the “suffering addict”, or drug courts need more recognition for case management and recovery coaches  can be an important Part of providing  resources to help with transition from jails, detox. It is important to have more professional services such as; psychologist, psychiatrist, mental health treatment modalities, not having strictly 12 step model approaches.

I believe strongly that not all untreated persons will recover from 12 step model approach/some folks will need the alternative treatment approaches dealing with basic relational connections and services for complex trauma,.

It is important to acknowledged that all professionals and services  Make a difference in all approaches to help the suffering untreated persons.

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The cycle of unworthiness in Untreated Addiction and Unhealthy Relational Attachments

The cycle of unworthiness. Does it start from the birth of a child?

If parents don’t have the family resources of love, belonging and safety, it makes allot of sense that a child brought into the world, would start their young life with that same type of attachment to a negative sense of self.
#attachmentdisorders relates to not having internal connections with self or others. It is very common for persons that have a hard time loving themselves, to use drugs or alcohol, find unhealthy relationships, and develop complex trauma and/or mental health disorders.MaslowsHierarchyOfNeeds_svg
At CanAm Interventions, Patricia Pike CEO of both CanAm Interventions and Interventionscanada, is very familiar with attachment disorders. She has helped supported many people in the last 25 years with #untreatedaddictions,#complextrauma, #attachmentdisorders.

With over 25 years working as a professional both in addictions and the mental health in Canada and the United States. She’s worked in Vancouver, British Columbia for over 14 years #downtowneastside, San Francisco #tenderlion for many years, working with a diverse population of people from all walks of life. Patricia a native of Canada with dual citizenship, she moved to the United States 11 years ago, starting a private practice, in Marin County, San Francisco, CA and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, travelling between both countries. #whatagift.

She has much experience working with all types of persons from entrenched street addicts, as well as with movies stars, professional musicians, professionals, and venture capitalists. It is very clear to Patricia that all of these folks have same thing in common, disconnection issues, self destruction of their own lives and hurting persons closest to them. The cycle of unhealthy attachments that creates a internal void of disconnection/low self worth.

At CanAm Interventions, we are here to support the process of healing, helping families and loved to start the process of recovery. There has to be one person in a family that needs to start the wellness in order for others to follow. Patricia Pike CEO of CanAm Interventions and Interventions Canada understand attachment disorder and untreated banner

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Addiction Specialist and certified Interventionist @Canam and

Patricia M. Pike Addiction Specialist & Certified Interventionist
Nationally Board Registered Interventionist and Addiction Specialist working in the chemical dependency field supporting clients and families wounded by addiction and its associated mental health disorders. Patricia has conducted hundreds of Interventions with a 92% success rate both in the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Pike is a currently a professional member of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals that holds an accredited Masters Certification in Addiction Studies internationally.

Ms. Pike is a highly trained expert drawing from her skills with over 24 years of professional experience. Her education background includes; Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (LAADAC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC II), long standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor through the ICRC (I.C.A.D.C) and Board-Certified Intervention Professional (CIP/PCB) through the Pennsylvania Certification Board.
• CIP/PCB- Certified Intervention Professional/Pennsylvania Certification Board
• LAADC- Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor/ California
• CAADC-II- Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II/ California
• I.C.A.D.C- International Certified Addiction Counselor/Canada
• AID-Adult Instructor Diploma (AID)/Simon Fraser Extended Program, BC, Canada
• NAADAC-Education Provider/National Association for Alcoholism Drug Counselors
• CACCF-Education Provider/Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federations
• AIS – Association of Intervention Specialists/Professional Affiliations
• NII- Network of Independent Interventionists/Professional Affiliations
Ms. Pike is the founder of and facilitating traditional and family systemic professional interventions, case management, addiction assessments, treatment referrals and working closely with other professionals to meet the needs of her client’s. Patricia holds citizenship both in the U.S. and Canada which gives her a diverse perspective of working in both countries. She has worked with highly qualified professionals in the addiction and mental health field using best practice approaches both on intervention cases and private practice.

Ms. Pike’s best practice approaches includes; family interventions, complex mental health interventions, attachment interventions, love addiction interventions, codependency and relational interventions, addiction interventions, alcohol interventions, and behavioral interventions. Using various therapeutic models such as; the family systemic intervention approach, surprise interventions approach, the solution-focused therapy model, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, the disease model, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the model of change approaches.
Ms. Pike is an Intervention Educator that developed an Intervention skills & training manual offering training seminars internationally to other professionals both in Canada and the U.S. Her belief in the process of interventions for families and organizations is to strengthen and educating other professionals in the areas of professional interventions and case management to better serve their clients.
1991 – 2016 includes; addiction & mental health program management and program development, adult intervention educator, inpatient and outpatient treatment, community based treatment milieus both in Canada and the U.S.

Patricia believes strongly in fairness, equality and is passionate about helping clients and their families get back on track to live authentic lives of purpose and dignity. One of the greatest gifts that she has being given is to reach the untreated persons that suffers with addiction and mental health issues. Patricia draws form her own life experiences which helps the addictive person to feel a common connection which supports the addictive person to advocate for both the family and their loved one.

Success Stories Dark Colorful Elements She has worked with many persons from all walks of life that has given her much experience that includes; diverse cultures and first nation populations, music and entertainment industry, business and professionals, adolescents, older adults by using unique and alternative approaches.


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Homelessness in Vancouver, British Columbia, Opiate Crisis, and the Cycle of addiction and mental Illness #addictionservices #complexmentalhealthservices

I watched a video this morning on Facebook outlying the poverty in Surrey, British Columbia,Canada.  Seeing the reality of addiction and mental health is devastating, of encampments are alive and real in our beautiful cities in British Columbia, Canada.#interventionssaveslives

Being a native of Canada living and working in Vancouver British Columbia for many years, I seen the destruction of addiction and mental health. Moving to the United States 11 years ago with dual citizenship, I continue to work  as an Addiction Specialist and Certified Interventionist, both Canada and the United States.

It is heartbreaking to see the escalation of poverty, opiate addiction crisis and the death toll rising in both in Canada and the United States. In 2017, 1100 persons died from drug addiction overdoses, in Canada. In North America, there were 42,000 person that died in 2017.

#Untreatedaddiction is not only the drugs that are persons are using, it is a unmanageable and destructive lifestyle and in some cases,  complex trauma & mental health is associated with the lifestyle and untreated addictive behaviors. I remembered when I got clean and sober over 26 years ago, I was told that I needed to change everything. I realized after that first few days of complete abstinence, I was in grief of the life/behaviors that I was living for such a long time. I also remembered the safety and security of living in a safe environment, which felt secure and a sense of belonging in spite of my addictive behaviors and untreated addiction. I was able to process and accept help for my behaviors related to addiction and learned that I had a disease of addiction. Most addicts are the last to know that they have an addiction, the denial is greater than the reality of their life.  I was able to address the unmanageability of my life which helped me to become motivated to continue on the path of complete abstinence.

My immediate thoughts go to Safety, Security, love and belonging ,which is an humanistic need for all human beings. It really does not matter what family values and beliefs, an addicted person was taught in their childhood. I have met many folks that being educated, and come from really good families that are checked out on drugs or alcohol addictions because of the lifestyle of addiction and mental health issues are more powerful and addicts will loose their dignity and care for no one except themselves.

Meeting addiction and mental health persons using client centered approach is very important and creating a structure treatment plans using recovery coaches, and other resources are far better that enabling or closing the door on addiction. It is far more important that trying to talk addicts into stopping their drugs or alcohol use, ( an addictive person will only stop using, when their addictions are interrupted by negative consequences) The importance of professional help with case management and treatment planning and recovery coaching is vital to creating healthy transitions for healthy attachments and relationships). This may not mean that the addict will stop using drugs, but if you bring structure, housing, and support to the addicted person, they will have a better opportunity to either gain complete abstinence or start on a path of being motivated to be humanized and learn how to live life.

I was thinking of all the encampments in and around the British Columbia. I was also thinking of the housing cost rising, and rentals out of control, my next thoughts were, how does someone on low income resources,  receiving $600 a month find a rental property and live in one of the most expensive provinces in Canada. I know in San Francisco which is where I live, the housing prices are really off the hook, that is why there are rent controls and more low income housing and transit fees in place for lower income folks. In Vancouver, British Columbia, the cost of a bus transit pass is over $80 and the cost of rentals is outrageous through out the Fraser Valley, lower mainland.

I first hand seen the increased numbers of addicts living in the downtown eastside on the streets, depending on soup kitchens, fire trap SRO’s hotel rooms, and supporting their addictions by selling drugs, committing crime, and having no real goal, other than getting up and doing the same thing over and over again to get high on drugs. 23755005_10155831565788744_442147658666480079_nI get addiction, but to have the govern laws persons accept this as a norm is the sad part, seeing addicts as numbers waiting to die is the truth.

I think it is great to talk about recovery, detox, treatment, and supportive housing. But, if there are none of these services available, we set addicts up to rationalized their addictions and lifestyle. I get addiction and the survival of addiction. Which brings me to the point of how can the epidemic of opiates #fentanylthenewcrack, not continue when there is nothing more to do for any addict other than go with the flow of what is on the streets, to check out, and not face the pain of a miserable existence.

I am not oppose to harm reduction, needle exchanges, safe injection sites, nor am I oppose to abstinence recovery treatment ( which is the ultimate for any addict to stop using and find a new way to live). How do we meet in the middle? Not all addicts or alcoholics will gain full freedom from drug or alcohol addictions. Housing and structure environments are very important with mandatory compliance for welfare in an humane/social approach, criminal sentencing needs to be changed/holding drug dealers more accountable for the deaths of addicts and possessions of drugs.

I remembered back in the 1970’s if there was an arrest for possession or trafficking drugs, sentences given were an automatic 7 years in prisons. I am not a big believer that jails and prisons are the answers for your using addict,  but I am a big believer that if drug dealers and traffickers are bringing drugs into Canada and selling it on the streets, that are killing addicts, there needs to be more laws implemented on tougher sentencing in Canada.cropped-addiction.jpeg

Addicts living from pillar to post to use drugs with loss of dignity and no consequences. It is normalized that  folks can live on the streets live in encampments, moved month to month, to another area, or until they kick out of the area by the city laws that govern, the cycle of addiction is not only drug use… The nature of any addict is to repeat the same behavior over and over again, until arrested by consequences or death. 

If untreated addictive persons is surviving to stay high on drugs, to check out emotionally from the pain of living from pillar to post with nothing to look forward too in life “they will”. Let’s be real….if you expect an addict or person with mental health to make a change on their own, it is not realistic. 28C72C18-7122-4F0D-A97F-1A71F69D5DE7Professional interventions can be important, to help find solutions, to give addicts a sense of hope to look at drug addictions/lifestyle (the disease of disconnection). It is important to stop just looking at the drug use which is very important, however creating connections using the Attachment theory is a psychological model that attempts to describe the dynamics of long-term and short-term interpersonal relationships between humans, and Maslow’s Hierarchy Theory of Human Motivation which helps to humanize the values and beliefs in addictive persons life.

Practicing the solutions leads persons to live in the solution which supports the relational connections that in fact is what most addictive persons are lacking.

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42,000 deaths in 2017 from opiate overdose. #interventionsaveslives #addictionservices @canaminterventions

I was listening to the news tonight and to hear that 42,000 people died in 2017 from opiate overdose. As a recovering person from opiate Addiction for over 26 years and 25 years working in the professional field. Patricia Pike CEO of CanAm Interventions feels devastated to hear of the loss of lives. Patricia has helps thousands of families from all walks of life, all over United States and Canada helping save addicts and alcoholics gain treatment and find recovery from the disease of Addiction.

It is vitally important for families to do all they can do, to save thier loved ones lives from the disease of Addiction.

The old lie that to letting the addicts bottom out is not the best approach for untreated addictions, many addicts have died because there was no professionals involved in helping loved ones gain treated.

Families trying to treat Addiction on thier own will run into negative outcomes. It is best to hires a addiction specialist and /or interventionist to support families or friends to facilitate professional interventions.

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Why is it so hard to love yourself? #addictionservices #complextrauma

The cycle of unworthiness. Does it start from birth of a child? If parents does not have the internal resources of love, belonging and safety, it makes allot of sense that a child that is brought into the world would start thier young life with that same type of attachment to a negative sense of self. #attachmentdisorders relates to not having internal connections with self or others. It is very common for persons that have a hard time loving themselves, to use drugs or alcohol, find unhealthy relationships, and develop complex trauma and/or mental health disorders.

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    At CanAm Interventions, Patricia Pike CEO of both CanAm Interventions and Interventionscanada, is very familiar with attachment disorders. She has helped and treated persons with #addictions,#complextrauma, #attachmentdisorders.
  • With over 25 years working as a professional in addictions and the mental health field both in Canada and the United States. She worked in Vancouver, British Columbia for over 14 years #DowntownEastside, San Francisco #tenderlion for many years working with a diverse of people. Patricia a native of Canada moved to the United states 11 years ago and started her private practice 9 years ago, she has much experience working with all types of persons from the street addict to working with movies stars, musicians, professional , and venture capitalists. It is very clear to Patricia that all of these folks have one thing in common,
    connection issues” the destruction of their own lives and those around them, as a result of not being able to love themselves.


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