What Are The NHS Options before-rehab

Lengthy And Hard


Although there is no such thing as free rehab, government funded places are eventually made available to people who show sufficient willingness and motivation to succeed and require intensive support. Funding is in extremely short supply and there are sadly many complicated procedures to go through.

You will usually, if you decide to go for this option, have to spend some time in a community-based therapy before going to rehab. This is done to make sure of your drug/alcohol use stabilization prior to being recommended for rehab and to confirm your dedication and readiness to get well.


It is significant to remember that this process lasts a long time and that it is complicated, which means that immediate admission is impossible. 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.


The Steps To Accessing Rehab At NHS

  • You'll be required to adhere to a stringent procedure that will require much dedication and resolve.
  • The processes will be different and are subject to where you reside, but are generally something along the following lines
  • Making appointments to see your area alcohol and drug services officers
  • You'll be given a key worker who'll complete a preliminary evaluation of your suitability for rehabilitation and to find out if you require a detoxification
  • You will as well be evaluated by the regional authority community services care manager or a regional drugs service; this serves as a community care evaluation to determine if you meet the regional authority's acceptability standards for residential programme
  • The rehab will also do their own evaluation and an interview before you can commence treatment
  • The next step will be to secure funding for your rehab place that is performed by the local authority and drug service
  • If you first need detox, your keyworker will suggest appropriate alternatives and timesheets and the beginning of your rehab and your detox appointments will be harmonized
  • 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

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