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How to Choose a Drug Intervention Specialist

A trained interventionist leads a session.
There’s so much at stake at an intervention, which is why it’s important to do a little research before hiring a professional.


You wouldn’t hire a lawyer for an important matter without doing your homework—and you should take just as much care when hiring a drug intervention specialist.

It’s not just money at stake, though. It’s your loved one’s future. Perhaps their very life.

With that in mind, here are a few things to look for.


Essentially, you’ll want to know that your potential interventionist has the proper training. If “CIP” follows their name, you’ll know you’re dealing with a certified Intervention professional.


There are two kinds of experience you’re looking for: the total number of interventions and also the number of interventions that have been done helping people addicted to the same substance as your loved one. If you’ve found a drug intervention specialist who has years of experience working with addicts similar to your loved one, chances are you’re in good hands.

A Detailed Plan

A good interventionist is not going to leave any details to chance. You should expect your interventionist to meet with you and other concerned parties at least once before the actual intervention. At that meeting, you’ll learn how the process will go and also be coached on the best way to get through to your loved one. You’ll also talk about what to do if treatment is refused.

The Next Step

Your interventionist should be able to talk through different rehab options with you—and educate you on the process. But you will want to follow up by calling treatment programs yourself and asking questions to determine if they’re a good fit for your loved one.

Hope and Healing at The Raleigh House

When your loved one arrives at The Raleigh House, he or she will be introduced to a Master’s level therapist who will help set goals for recovery—and for a new life. There will be group therapy, as well as many formal and informal interactions with other members of our staff, including doctors, nurses and even a nutritionist.

Your loved one will eat meals prepared by a chef who specializes in a diet geared towards those in recovery. He or she can swim, do yoga, try indoor rock climbing or hit the gym. Or just sit on our patio and read a book or talk with new friends.

The Raleigh House doesn’t feel like a hospital. It feels like a home—with vibrant artwork, hardwood floors, cheery bedrooms, spacious kitchens and inviting living spaces.
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