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Options for NHS

Hard And Long


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. Funding can be really inadequate and regrettably, there are number of screenings 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. The reason is to make sure that you're adequately stable in your alcohol or drug use prior to getting referred to rehabilitation and to evaluate your enthusiasm to achieve success.


It's crucial to take into consideration that on-the-spot admission is impossible and the process is complex and long. As will be demonstrated here, you are required to go through a number of interviews and a lot of patience is needed.


Port of Call cannot intervene to make the process faster but we are willing to assist you in getting into a rehab within your locality.


The Steps To Accessing Rehab At Nhs

  • You are to go through a stringent and tough process which calls for serious commitment and determination.
  • Although procedures may differ depending on your area of location but it's more or less the same for most offering the same services
  • The first thing is to schedule a meeting with your local alcohol or drug service
  • 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'll be evaluated by a local drugs service/local authority social services care manager (this is a community care evaluation to see if you satisfy the local authority's eligibility standards for residential treatment)
  • The rehabilitation will also wish to conduct an interview with you and complete their own evaluation prior to you can begin
  • The regional authority as well as drug service will then try to obtain financial support for your rehab centre
  • 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

There are numerous services offered at NHS for people with an alcohol or substance misuse problem.