In recent years, the process of an intervention has answered these questions and more. Hiring a professional interventionist can make a world of difference in the lives of the addict and their family. The costs of hiring an interventionist to help you perform an intervention the right way can be broken down into several aspects.
There is more to an intervention than simply asking for your family member’s time and approaching them with your concerns.
During an intervention, the person suffering from addiction may feel ambushed or trapped. This attitude may cause tempers to rise and injury to the emotional well-being of everyone involved. To avoid this, a professional interventionist will spend pre-intervention time with the family for purely educational purposes. After careful consideration is given to who will be a part of the intervention team, the family and friends will learn about their loved one’s addiction disease and the effects that it has on how this individual thinks and reacts to challenges.
In addition to drug addiction education, the interventionist will help the family and friends write detailed letters to the addicted individual. This will help focus the attention during the intervention and keep the process from going astray. It is crucial to have a treatment facility ready and waiting for the addict should he or she choose to enter rehab.
The cost of this service varies between individual professionals and services; however, you can expect to pay a flat fee for the intervention as well as cover the costs for the interventionist’s travel, lodging and meals. Some interventionists opt to charge an hourly fee rather than a flat fee. If a flat fee is charged, it should cover the planning aspects as well as potentially follow-up care.
In some cases, there are specific rates applied to particular activities; however, the amounts for travel or per diem for hotels and meals may fluctuate. Be sure to work these details out in advance as they may cause confusion after the fact.
Transportation for your loved one to the treatment facility is also not covered by the costs of an intervention.
The cost of the actual treatment is also not included in the price of an intervention. How much an individual family chooses to spend for the treatment center is a personal decision. Those costs will be determined by the treatment center and billed directly to the individual contracting for the service.
In some instances, insurance may cover a portion of the costs, and many facilities offer financing plans to help the financial burden become more feasible.