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Getting Clinic Help

Nhs Or Private Treatment?

Private Facility

Private residential facility is better treatment option for many people. In most cases, admission can be performed within a day. You will be able to access private rehab treatment if you have the funds to pay privately or if you have private health insurance. Getting an NHS admission to a private rehab clinics can also be possible.


Who Can Apply With The Nhs For Treatment Funding?

UK residents can choose addiction rehab treatment by NHS at group based recovery or private recovery, which is free at the purpose of conveyance. 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. Depending on the willingness of your local addiction team to fund your treatment accessing residential rehab may take a number of weeks.


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


Pros And Cons

Private rehab:

  • Flexible rehab schedule;
  • Admission speed - sometimes as fast as 24 hours;
  • Treatment done on one site with help of available equipment use;
  • Privacy;
  • In the most cases, same staff and same therapist will be with patients during treatment;
  • We provide the environment and surrounding free from worries and issues where patients can concentrate on treatment sessions.
  • Healing occurs in persons with shared goals between professionals and patients in the program.
  • Family can visit at certain times, there are possibilities to make phone calls or receive letters, we can sometimes provide visiting accommodation;
  • Art therapy, equine therapy, fitness, gym and other correlative therapies are usually available;
  • Aftercare agenda;
  • On the NHS, it is not cheaper than rehab
  • Not always protected by health insurance.

NHS rehab:

  • Free of charge;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Everyone is eligible;
  • Near to family and home, placed in the local community;
  • Time-consuming admission procedure;
  • Might not be referred to residential treatment;
  • For different treatment program, patients may be asked or visit to go to different centres or clinics,
  • Recovery is influenced by easy exposure to drugs and alcohol accessibility during treatment;
  • You get more limited access to personal therapist;
  • Patients are not entitled to similar therapist/staff care during treatment program period;
  • Building an outpatient support network may prove challenging.

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Nhs Alternative: Cross Border Treatment

Results are not certain and the process of managing admission to a private treatment centre via UK NHS or local dependency services can take multiple weeks. Funding through the directives of the EU cross border healthcare can be much faster to access though.

Alcohol Rehab Norfolk website can provide additional information to UK residents that want to try this alternative.