First of all, there are many types and forms of interventions that happen every day. Some of these have devastating consequences that nobody could put a price tag on.
One way to look at the cost of it all is to think about the fees for things such as attorneys, fines and court costs that often get incurred by people who continue to abuse drugs and alcohol, as a good percentage of them wind up getting arrested for something. If you think about it, would you rather pay less for an intervention and hopefully avoid the legal system, or just roll the dice and hope for the best?
We don’t mean to sound harsh at all, it’s just these are the realities of addiction. Although there aren’t any guarantees when it comes to the complex nature of substance abuse, but interventions are highly successful at getting people to agree to enroll in a treatment program, tipping the scales in favor of recovery instead of self destruction.
So How Much Does an Intervention Cost?
Most professional interventionists charge fees relative to their success and that are very fair compared to the degree of difficulty in performing such a service. That being said, having an intervention specialist work with your family may cost anywhere from $2,500 to over $10,000. There are also additional expenses for the travel costs associated with the service and transportation of your loved one to the chosen treatment facility.
The average cost for a professional intervention service is usually right in the middle of the numbers quoted above.
How Much Does it Cost Not to do an Intervention?
There really are no ways around it – drug and alcohol abuse costs money, and much more. There is the cost of the substances themselves, but there is so much more. As stated earlier, there can be accidents, medical bills from hospitalizations, attorneys, fines, lost wages, and other associated fees as a result of addiction.
However, the real cost is much more valuable than money. Addiction strips away life, either gradually or suddenly.