What Options are Available From NHS before-rehab

Hard And Long


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. That is because it is extremely difficult to get into these facilities since the funding is pretty limited.

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. This is done to make sure of your drug/alcohol use stabilization prior to being recommended for rehab and to confirm your dedication and readiness to get well.


It's crucial to take into consideration that on-the-spot admission is impossible and the process is complex and long. You will have to go to many interviews and have a lot of persistence, as we will show you below.


Port of Call will gladly help you find rehab facilities near you, but we are unable to speed up this process.


The Process Of Getting Into NHS Rehab

  • This stern process demands a lot of dedication and resolve on your part and you will have to strictly adhere to it.
  • The processes will be different and are subject to where you reside, but are generally something along the following lines
  • You'll be required to schedule a meeting with your regional drug or alcohol services
  • 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
  • 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 will also do their own evaluation and an interview before you can commence treatment
  • 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
  • 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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