What Are The NHS Options before-rehab

Length And Difficulty Of NHS


Whilst there does not exist something like a free rehabilitation, places funded by the government are from time to time made available to those who need serious support and exhibit adequate enthusiasm to achieve success. Funding is in extremely short supply and there are sadly many complicated procedures to go through.

You will normally spend a period of time in community-based treatment before accessing rehab, in case you choose to pursue this option. It is ensured that you're sufficiently stable in your alcohol/drug use before being referred to rehab and to test your willingness and motivation to succeed.


It's crucial to take into consideration that on-the-spot admission is impossible and the process is complex and long. As indicated below, you will be required to present in several series of dialogues; something which can demand a lot of perseverance.


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

  • This stern process demands a lot of dedication and resolve on your part and you will have to strictly adhere to it.
  • The process is different from one area to another but will generally involve
  • Making an appointment with your local drug or alcohol service will be necessary
  • 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
  • A local authority social services care manager or a local drugs service will assess you that is a community care assessment to find out whether you meet the local authority's eligibility criteria for residential treatment or not
  • The rehab facility also requires you to sit for an interview with them so as to assess you before they can accept you
  • 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
  • When the financing arrangements and commencement dates as well as detox is done where necessary, you can the proceed to rehab.

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Free NHS Outpatient Services

Various outpatient options for individuals with drug or alcohol abuse addictions are provided by the NHS.