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Intervention CostsThere may be times when family or friends hesitate to confront an addict about his illness because they believe that there would be nothing they could do even if the addict were to agree to treatment.  There are a lot of misconceptions about treatment and rehabilitation costs, and even about intervention costs.  If you are feeling discouraged before you even begin, take this chance to find out whether you really can handle the costs, or even find free options for yourself or your loved one.

Dealing with Intervention Costs

The intervention itself need not be costly.  When money is very tight, you don’t have to spend any at all.  If you are able, however, you should consider the relatively minimal expense of bringing in a professional interventionist.  This will be an individual trained in psychology or social work with specific experience in addiction and the intricacies of interventions.  Your interventionist will be available both before and during the intervention.

Before the intervention, your interventionist can help you prepare what to say. He can make sure you are prepared to express yourself directly and honestly, with compassion and firmness.  He will be able to answer your questions about treatment facilities and help you figure out which ones will be the most affordable and practical for you. He will make sure that you are aware of the addict’s likely responses and have answers ready for any questions you face.

Working with an Interventionist

During the intervention, this person will be even more valuable.  An interventionist makes sure that people stay as calm as possible, minimizes the chances of violence and can re-direct hostilities to keep communication as productive as possible.

For this service, you may be asked to pay an hourly rate or a flat fee.  Rarely would it be in excess of a few hundred dollars.  This is one of the best investments that you can make in the entire process of recovery as it significantly increases the chances that the addict will go to a facility.

Other expenses associated with an intervention will be minimal.  Some people choose to hold it in a neutral space such as a rented hotel room instead of at home. In some cases, you may need to pay for transportation such as a cab to a hospital after the intervention.  If you have a treatment facility in mind, you may be asked for a down payment prior to the intervention, which will be another financial concern at that time.

Call the free confidential helpline at (888) 371-5722 to find out more about the costs you can expect with an intervention and treatment, as well as how you may be able better to handle them.