I do not discuss fees without some discussion of what your situation is, where it is, what
program it involves and so on. My family intervention services are as follows:
Interventions: These are IN-PERSON interventions and, within reason, take as long as
they take. I had one last year that took ten days (that’s quite rare but I did get the guy
into the program of choice and that’s all that matters!) I just finished one that took two
and a half days. Most interventions fall in the two to four-day category depending on
what we’re dealing with. I do not charge more if it takes longer or less if it takes less
time. I am paid one fee for my time and track record. That’s what you’re paying for – a
very high chance of success, and it’s in my best interest to get it done quickly! That
said, while I do believe in working with a strong sense of urgency, I believe in doing it
I guarantee the dedication in my heart and soul to getting your loved one to arrive
successfully at the program of choice. I live for it. Someone did an intervention for me
years ago and now I do interventions for others. Maybe your loved one will do the same!
I do have prerequisites for the types of programs I am willing to do interventions for. For
example, I will not do an intervention to get someone into a psyche ward. Those are
more prisons than programs. I require the program to have a reasonably good chance
of success. I will not, for example, do an intervention to get someone into an out-patient
program. The success rate of out-patient drug treatment programs is abysmally low and
honestly, not worth the time or money. I am paid to succeed, and I only work with
programs that have a chance to succeed as well.
I customize every intervention to meet the needs of the family that hires me, but most of
all, in terms of what I believe will work in order to motivate the addict or alcoholic to
successfully arrive at the program.
Program Referrals: I can refer you to programs I have done interventions for and have
seen excellent results from. I do interventions for 12-step and non-12 step programs, all
of which have their own claim to success. Not every program will work for every person,
contrary to what the individual participants in the programs may believe. I went to six,
mainstream, residential programs before my family found a unique, holistic program that
worked for me.
Transports: I deliver addicts and alcoholics to the treatment program myself, unless it
involves a long “road trip,” which might be extra depending on the distance I have to
Expenses: Intervention expenses are travel, usually airfare or gas, a hotel or Airbnb, a
rental car or, more commonly, a few Lyft or Uber rides, maybe a little parking at the
airport and a small per diem. I do not spend my client’s money carelessly when I am
hired to do an intervention. You have enough to worry about!
Location: I am in Los Angeles, but I travel anywhere in the world. Special, international
rates are available depending on how many countries are involved. For example, I did
an intervention for a family in Paris to get the addict into an excellent, holistic program in
Denmark. I did one in Costa Rica to get the addict to arrive at a very upscale, non-profit
program (yes, they exist) in Oklahoma. Generally speaking, however, I travel
domestically at “normal” rates for airfare, hotel etc.
Seminars: I offer FREE seminars in Southern California on Intervention Basics. If your
church, human resources department, Alanon group or business group wants me to do
a free 15, 30, 60 or 90-minute seminar, please contact me! For large groups like big
churches who can cover basic travel, I will come to you! You won’t ever regret having
me speak on how to help someone who doesn’t want help!
Contact me: I am a soft sell, and believe in educating people as much as possible, so
feel free to call me and explain your particular dilemma. By the end of the conversation
you’ll know if you need me.