What Options are Available From NHS before-rehab

Length And Difficulty Of NHS


Although there is no such thing as free rehab, government funded places are eventually made available to people who show sufficient willingness and motivation to succeed and require intensive support. They are not very well financed and involve a lot of bureaucracy.

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 are unable to speed up this process, however we're glad to assist you to locate rehabilitation services in your local neighbourhood.


The Process Of Accessing NHS Rehab

  • You are to go through a stringent and tough process which calls for serious commitment and determination.
  • Depending on the area you live you may find a difference between process, but they are usually along these lines
  • You'll be required to book an appointment with your local alcohol/drug service
  • Your designated key worker will conduct a preliminary evaluation of your aptness for rehab and at the same time determine if you would need to undergo detox
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • You will go to rehab once the funding arrangements and start dates are finalized and detox if required, has been completed.

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Zero-Cost NHS Outpatient Programme

The National Health Service provides a few outpatient services for those battling a substance/alcohol misuse problem.