What Are The NHS Options before-rehab

Lengthy And Difficult


Even though free rehab does not exist, there are publicly funded facilities that are availed for those individuals who are looking for intense support and demonstrating adequate will and motivation to success at recovery. There are unfortunately a lot of hoops to jump through while funding is very limited.

For you to get into this option you are expected to go through a community treatment program before proceeding into rehab. This has to happen so your desire and drive to succeed are examined and to make sure that you are stable enough in your substance use before going to rehab.


It is essential to remember that direct accessibility isn't very likely; in fact, the procedure can even be a long and difficult one. As will be demonstrated here, you are required to go through a number of interviews and a lot of patience is needed.


We are happy to help you find rehab services in your local area while Port of Call is not able to expedite this process.


Accessing NHS Rehabilitation - The Procedure

  • You'll be required to adhere to a stringent procedure that will require much dedication and resolve.
  • Depending on the area you live you may find a difference between process, but they are usually along these lines
  • You'll be required to schedule a meeting with your regional drug or alcohol services
  • You will be given a key worker that will determine whether you require detox and will proceed with the primary evaluation of your fitness for rehab
  • Going through an assessment conducted by local authorities, local drug service officials or a social services manager who are checking to see if you meet the eligibility standards for inpatient treatment in your area
  • The rehab will also do their own assessment by interviewing you before you can start
  • The local drug service and authority will then try to get funding for your place at the rehabilitation
  • You keyworker will suggest you on suitable options and timescales if the detox is required first and your detox arrangements will be coordinated with your start date for rehab
  • As soon as the financial planning and start dates have been arranged and detox, if necessary, has been finished, you can already proceed to rehab.

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Free NHS Outpatient Alternatives

The National Health Service provides a few outpatient services for those battling a substance/alcohol misuse problem.