5 TIPS FOR HIRING AN INTERVENTIONIST
So, you’re on your last resort option to save your addicted loved one from further suffering and maybe even death. Where do you start?
You can start by hiring a moderator. Hiring an interventionist is a crucial decision. It’s the difference between your loved one choosing treatment or rejecting it.
There are some important things to consider during the research and hiring process.
Keep reading to find out what the 5 most important tips for hiring an interventionist are.
Be Prepared to Pay
If you want to have a successful intervention you need to be prepared to pay more for a better moderator.
Some charge an initial flat fee, others will charge by the hour. Plus, if they are coming from out of town, they may charge you an extra fee for their hotel expenses.
These fees are rarely covered by insurance plans, so consider saving money in advance or rallying funds together with your family.
Check Their Credentials before hiring an interventionist
Did you know that any person can call themselves an interventionist and perform interventions if they want to? There’s no requirement for them to be certified.
However, you should choose someone who is certified because it means they have specific training and knowledge that will make hiring an interventionist more successful.
When hiring an interventionist, always check their credentials online to validate their knowledge and training.
Meet the Interventionist Before hiring an interventionist
An intervention requires lots of planning. Usually, the family and the moderator will have multiple meetings to ensure everyone is on the same page.
These meetings might not happen quickly so be prepared for a few months worth of meetings to happen before the actual intervention.
The meetings will go over what your family wants and what the consequences are if your loved one denies treatment.
Different Models of hiring an interventionist
You should research the type of intervention model that best suits your family and your loved one before hiring a moderator.
Some models of intervention allow them some notice so they can prepare. Interventions that ambush the addict can be unpleasant for all involved, but still effective. You must decide which is more likely to work with your family.
Not all moderators are experienced in all models, so you may need to scout out someone who is familiar with the model you prefer.
Another option would be to hire a drug counselor to counsel the addict into choosing to go to treatment on their own.
You Don’t Have to Use Their Suggestions
The moderator will have relationships with different treatment centers they prefer to recommend. You should always do your own research on treatment centers before agreeing to the one they suggest.
Some centers focus on alcoholism, others on drug rehabilitation. Vogue Recovery Center treats both among many other types of addictions.
Regardless of which center you agree on, the moderator will be able to prepare you and your family for what the initial intake will be like.