An Addiction Intervention Specialist Is Not A Therapist
An addiction intervention is completely different from therapy, and the professions noted above have no place in the intervention field.
A therapist, psychiatrist, or doctor could do drug interventions with the proper training, credentials, and insurance, but it would be inappropriate to wear both hats. In fact, the licensed therapist or psychiatrist hat would have to come off while performing interventions, which is something professionals learn during CIP training.
The client at the drug intervention is the family, not the addict or alcoholic, and the interventionist’s job is not to be the primary or permanent therapist.
A professional interventionist is there to do the job of intervention, not trauma resolution.
Trauma therapy is the responsibility of the treatment center that your loved one will be entering. They will assume the job of his or her primary therapist or psychiatrist, all of which follows the intervention.
Interventionists are not to act as therapists, psychiatrists, or doctors and vice versa.