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NHS Or Private Rehab?

Private Treatment

Most people prefer private residential rehab treatment for individual privacy and confidentiality. Within 24 hours, admission can usually be organised. If you have private medical insurance or if you have money to pay on your own, you will be able to get into the private rehab treatment. Getting an NHS admission to a private rehab clinics can also be possible.


Who Can Apply For Rehab Funding With The NHS?

Addiction treatment option should be accessible to all the UK residents which is free at the point of delivery through the NHS at community based rehab or private residential Rehab. You may need to demonstrate that you have investigated local community based treatment choices, first you must qualify to meet all requirements for NHS financing at a private recovery facility. Residential rehab session is only dependent upon willingness of your area addiction group to finance your treatment. It takes many weeks even months.


You can find your local liquor and drug treatment centre through your GP.


Advantages And Disadvantages

Private rehab

  • Flexible plan of treatment;
  • Admission Criteria in just 24 hours
  • All treatment is done on one place daily routine and care are in cohesion;
  • Privacy;
  • In the most cases, same staff and same therapist will be with patients during treatment;
  • Treatment will take place in an environment which is away from worries and temptations, so the patients can focus solely on recovery;
  • Healing occurs in persons with shared goals between professionals and patients in the program.
  • Visiting accommodations are in some cases provided, visiting times and facilities to talk on the phone or get letters from loved ones;
  • Regularly give reciprocal treatments, for example, equine treatment, workmanship treatment, exercise centre and fitness;
  • Aftercare programme;
  • More expensive than rehab on the NHS.
  • Health insurance doesn't always cover it.

NHS rehab

  • Free of cost;
  • Discrete;
  • Anyone can apply;
  • It's local and therefore closer to your family and home;
  • Time-consuming admission procedure;
  • May not be referred to residential rehab;
  • Patients are sometimes required to attend different clinics with the right equipment;
  • Recovery might be damaged by everyday problems and substance accessibility;
  • There is a more limited access to personal therapist.
  • During and throughout the treatment, patients may not have the same therapist / staff caring for them.
  • Building an outpatient support network may be more challenging.

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NHS Cross Border Treatment Alternative;

Organising admission to a private rehabilitation facility may take months and results are far from certain if you do it through the UK NHS of local addiction services. But it is easy related to above case to achieve quick access to finance through EU cross border healthcare directives.

For UK based patients all information about that option can be found on the Drug Rehab London site.