What Are The NHS Options before-rehab

Lengthy And Hard


Facilities funded by government are sometimes available to addicts that are in need of extensive support and that display enough desire and motivation to overcome their addiction, even though we still can't talk about free treatment. Funding can be really inadequate and regrettably, there are number of screenings to go through.

If you want to go for this option, generally, you are required to devote a certain amount of time in community-based programmes prior to being considered for rehab. 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 is significant to remember that this process lasts a long time and that it is complicated, which means that immediate admission is impossible. You'll be required to be present at many interviews and will need to display a lot of patience, as you'll notice below.


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'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
  • Making an appointment with your local drug or alcohol service will be necessary
  • A key worker will be assigned to you who will do establish whether you need a detox or not by doing an initial assessment of your suitability for rehab
  • 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 facility also requires you to sit for an interview with them so as to assess you before they can accept you
  • The local drug service and authority will then try to get funding for your place at the rehabilitation
  • Where detox is necessary first, the key worker advices on good options and timelines which will be aligned to the date you are to begin your 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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Complementary National Health Service Outpatient Services

The NHS provides several outpatient programmes for individuals having alcohol or substance abuse difficulties.