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Receiving Help: Clinics

Nhs Or Private Rehab?

Private Treatment

For many individuals, private residential rehab is the preferred treatment solution. Within 24 hours, admission can usually be organised. Admission into private rehab treatment program is made easy depending on the mode of payment through available funds from individual or insurance policy cover. You can also get admission in NHS to a private rehab centres.


Who Can Apply For Rehab Funding With The Nhs?

UK residents are entitled to benefit from free addiction treatment programs through licensed community based NHS rehab or private residential recovery centres across the country with the right equipment. You may have to prove that you have explored local community-based treatment options first in order to qualify for NHS funding at a residential rehab clinic. Getting into rehabilitation like this may be little longer, depending of whether your local addiction team is willing to pay for your treatment.


You can find your local liquor and drug treatment centre through your GP.


Advantages And Disadvantages

Private rehab:

  • Flexible plan of treatment;
  • Fast admission - in some cases within a day;
  • Treatment done on one site with help of available equipment use;
  • Privacy;
  • In most cases, the same doctor/employee will take care of patients during the rehab;
  • Addicts will be able to concentrate on their recovery thanks to treatment taking place in secure surroundings away from concerns and temptations;
  • Strong bonds is provided by the therapist community with therapist and other patients that aid recovery.
  • Visiting accommodations are in some cases provided, visiting times and facilities to talk on the phone or get letters from loved ones;
  • Art, gym health and fitness exercise activities are included in the treatment program;
  • Post Care Program;
  • Costs more than treatment on the NHS;
  • Not included in health insurance cover.

NHS rehab:

  • No payment required;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Easily reachable to anyone;
  • It's local and therefore closer to your family and home;
  • Lengthy admissions process;
  • Might not be referred to residential treatment;
  • In case of different treatments, patients may be asked to go to different clinics/centres.
  • Recovery is influenced by easy exposure to drugs and alcohol accessibility during treatment;
  • There is a limited access to the personal specialist
  • 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

Organising admission to a private rehabilitation facility may take months and results are far from certain if you do it through the UK NHS of local addiction services. Funding through the directives of the EU cross border healthcare can be much faster to access though.

For UK based patients all information about that option can be found on the Alcohol Rehab Hull site.