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What to Look for in a Family Intervention Specialist

If you want to help someone in your family overcome their drug or alcohol addiction but feel confused and overwhelmed about which steps to take, Smarmore’s intervention specialists can help you with the process.

An intervention specialist will help you plan an intervention with the aim of getting your loved one into addiction treatment. While many people choose to stage an intervention without the help of a professional interventionist, most find that emotions often derail the process along with their efforts to help their loved one.  An interventionist will not only help you prepare for the intervention beforehand, but they will also keep the process on track by guiding communication.

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When seeking an interventionist, ask which approach they take, how they work with the family, and how successful their experiences with families have been. A family intervention specialist should be able to provide an estimate of his or her fees for services.

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Our caring admissions team are here to answer your questions in complete confidentiality.

The interventionist might charge an hourly fee or a flat rate.

Be sure that you understand the total amount of fees that will be charged so there are no surprises that could interfere with your loved one going to rehab.

You should also ask for two or three references and talk to those references to compare their experiences. If you decide to use a family interventionist, you might want to consider acting as a reference for other families in future. This way, you can help your own family member and provide assistance for others who find themselves in similar situations.

An interventionist will provide you with a timeline for setting up the intervention and being prepared to take action immediately afterwards.

There are many different styles of intervention, some of which might be more appropriate for your loved one. Planning the treatment process and making arrangements for the day of the intervention is something the interventionist will do themselves or assist you in doing.

Above all, an interventionist should provide you with realistic hope: there is a good chance your loved one will agree to go to treatment, but you must also consider that they are not yet ready to admit to their problem with drugs and alcohol or other mental health issues.

Whatever the result, you and your family will be prepared.

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  • How to Access Rehab With Health Insurance

    For those experiencing existing mental health conditions in Ireland, there are private medical insurers who can help you cover treatment. As addiction experts, we know that receiving the appropriate care and support when you have a mental health disorder is pivotal to attaining long-lasting recovery. Below, we will go through the various health insurance options to help you understand your options when it comes to seeking private residential care for substance abuse. Please note that there is no guarantee that you can be covered for all addiction problems as policies are always assessed on a case-by-case basis. Find Out More

  • My Loved One Doesn’t Want Help, What Do I Do?

    You can’t force someone to go to rehab. A person must be ready to commit to treatment if they want to get the most out of the programme. However, there are ways in which you can encourage someone to enter rehab, one of these ways is via an intervention with a trained interventionist, who facilitates an honest discussion between family members and the individual. This is something Smarmore Castle can arrange – contact us today.

  • Which Drugs Does Smarmore Castle Detox From?

    We offer detox from any drug, whether they are illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, ketamine; or prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines or zopiclone, oxycodone, zolpidem, klonopin, methadone, cannabis; and legal drugs such as alcohol.

  • How Long Is the Treatment Programme?

    Our treatment programme starts at 4 weeks and is flexible in length, giving you the opportunity to extend for a longer period if you need it.

  • Do You Treat Dual Diagnosis?

    Yes. All patients are reviewed by a consultant psychiatrist in the first week and we can diagnose and provide treatment for a number of co-occurring mental health conditions.

  • Do I Need to Be Abstinent Before Admission?

    Our medically managed detoxification with 24/7 medical cover means that we can perform complete and complex detoxes at Smarmore Castle. You don’t need to be abstinent before arrival.

  • How Do I Get To Rehab Safely?

    Smarmore Castle is one hour north of Dublin international airport, please speak to our advisors if you require collection from an airport.

    We can also arrange a ‘sober transport’ service with a trusted driver, from anywhere in Ireland or Northern Ireland, at an additional cost.

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