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NHS Or Private Treatment?

Private Rehab

Most people prefer private residential rehab treatment for individual privacy and confidentiality. In most cases, admission can be performed within a day. You will be able to access private rehab treatment if you have the funds to pay privately or if you have private health insurance. Getting an NHS admission to a private rehab clinics can also be possible.


Who Can Apply For Rehab Funding With The NHS?

Addiction therapy with the NHS funding at community based treatment or private residential rehab that is free at when delivered, should be an option for every UK resident. To qualify for NHS funding at a residential rehabilitation centre you'll possible have to provide evidence that you have tried to get in local community-based treatment options first. Residential admission process could take several weeks to go through pending funding approval by local addiction team to enter NHS residential rehabilitation treatment program.


Get referral to the nearest alcohol and drug action team from your GP.


Pros And Cons

Private rehab

  • Flexible plan of treatment;
  • Fast turnaround admission process within 24 hour duration.
  • All treatment is done on one place daily routine and care are in cohesion;
  • Confidentiality;
  • During and throughout the treatment, patients will usually have the same therapist/staff caring for them.
  • Addicts will be able to concentrate on their recovery thanks to treatment taking place in secure surroundings away from concerns and temptations;
  • Recovery is helped along due to therapeutic community that creates powerful bonds with doctors and other addicts;
  • Visiting accommodations are in some cases provided, visiting times and facilities to talk on the phone or get letters from loved ones;
  • Complementary therapies like art therapy, equine therapy, gym and fitness are also provided.
  • Aftercare programme;
  • On the NHS, it is not cheaper than rehab
  • It can not recovered by medical insurance.

NHS rehab

  • It doesn't cost anything;
  • Privacy;
  • Anyone can apply;
  • It is near to your home, family and local community;
  • Lengthy admissions process;
  • Might not be referred to residential treatment;
  • For different treatment program, patients may be asked or visit to go to different centres or clinics,
  • Recovery may be affected by access to drug and alcohol and by life distraction.
  • There is a more limited access to personal therapist.
  • You may not have the same staff or same therapist during your rehabilitation process;
  • Building an outpatient support network may be more challenging.

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NHS Alternative Cross Border Rehab

It takes months to organise the admission to private rehab centre via the NHS or local addiction centre in UK even the result is uncertain. Similar admission process into residential private rehab is fast and efficient through EU cross border healthcare authority support initiative program.

On the Drug Rehab Plymouth website, UK based patients who wishes to take advantage of that option can find more information.