CanAm Interventions
 Newsletter, April, 2020
C: (415) 827-3725
Updates and News dealing with CVOID-19
CanAm Interventions Services, San Francisco, CA

PATRICIA PIKE, LAADC, CADC-II, I.C.A.D.C. ,CIP
Addiction Specialist & Certified Intervention Professional
C: (415) 827-3725
Toll Free: (800) 638-1812

CanAm Interventions' responsibility during this time is to adhere to the CDC Coronavirus guidelines (Center for Disease Control) taking extra precautions to keep our team safe and meeting the needs of our clients following the quarantine guidelines.
 
CanAm Interventions is committed to protecting the health of our clients and health care workers by providing information about nature and spread of COVID-19, including the symptoms and signs to watch for and the required steps to be taken in the event there is an outbreak of illness.
Addiction to drugs and alcohol continues to rise nationally in our country. Coronavirus has created a time of uncertainty and anxiety for people around the world.
It is more important to not forget addiction is a brain disease, untreated persons are powerless over stopping the use of alcohol & drugs and the only way to interrupt addiction is the process of abstinence and professional treatment.
At CanAm Interventions, we've had to become creative in continuing with our professional interventions, case management, and treatment placement services. Meeting the needs of our clients suffering from addictions or mental health, supporting families by using virtual sessions, telephone conference calls, and creating safety precautions for in-person interventions following CDC protocols.

In these times adapting is the key and utilizing the virtual world of video conferencing and telephone calls to stay connected to family, friends, and work. It's also a time to lift each other with courage, strength, love, acceptance, and most of all--to be grateful for each other and be there for one another. I'm a strong believer that things happen for a reason and to take all experiences in life as a way to slow down and get back to the fundamentals of our true beliefs and values. Now more than ever is time to support the ones we love no matter what the situation, and know that we can and do recover.
In these times adapting is the key and utilizing the virtual world of video conferencing and telephone calls to stay connected to family, friends, and work. It's also a time to lift each other with courage, strength, love, acceptance, and most of all--to be grateful for each other and be there for one another.
Addiction is a disease too. An estimate 69,029 people died from drug overdoses in 2019.
COVID-19: Substance Use Disorders
As people across the U.S. and the rest of the world contend with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the research community should be alert to the possibility that it could hit some populations with substance use disorders (SUDs) particularly hard. Because it attacks the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape.
1 million people died from alcohol-related causes between 1999 and 2017
CANAM INTERVENTIONS :
Coronavirus Stress Busters

Daily Schedules: Create a daily routine and stick to it. Include activities you enjoy and be sure to build in media breaks.
Quality Sleep: Try to get 8 hours sleep a night, go to bed and wake up at regular times.
Balance Nutrition: Eat simple, healthy, and well-balanced meals.
Physical Activities: Move your body every day, g et some exercise.
Supportive Relationships : V ideo chat or phone call with friends and family.
Self Care: Take time to connect, laugh, and share how you're doing with others.
1 2 Step Support Meetings: Find recovery meetings via Zoom.
Mental Health & Emotional Care: Reach out to professionals and community support networks.
To learn more information finding resources, click below.


Houston Texas, Intervention Training
October 8th, 9th, 10th 2020
Claire Groll, Intern Interventionist / Family Consultant
After watching multiple families who knew little about substance or behavioral addiction have their worlds turned upside down, Claire began to find ways to focus her Intervention/Consulting practice on not only the addict, but also the family. Every recovering person has a family just as in need of support as the addict on the shared journey toward healing. For more information on www.clarityintervention.com
CanAm Interventions Team
Isadora Fisher
Recovery Consultant &
Transport Specialist

Bay Area native Isadora Fisher has personal ties to addiction and recovery making sober companioning, mentoring and transportation something she is very passionate about. Isadora is easily approachable and utilizes her training and diverse life experiences to reach individuals of all ages, as well as families. More Information:
Joe Kavosick
RN, Registered Nurse &
Recovery Consultant
 Mr. Kavosick has been a registered nurse for 16 years, specializing in trauma/emergency services and critical care transport. Over the course of his career, Joe has cared for multiple patients suffering from substance abuse and understands the toll addiction takes on families.
Contact Information: C: (415) 827-3725 or Toll Free: (800) 638-1812
W: www.canaminterventions.com E: patti.pike@canaminterventions.com