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What Are The NHS Options

Hard And Long


Even if free rehab isn't offered, some government-funded organizations are sometimes given as an option to individuals who need intensive assistance and those who manifest enough determination and drive to be well. That is because it is extremely difficult to get into these facilities since the funding is pretty limited.

You will usually, if you decide to go for this option, have to spend some time in a community-based therapy before going to 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.


Recognizing that acceptance is not immediate and there is a long and complicated process to deal with is very important. 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 Process Of Accessing Nhs Rehab

  • You'll be required to adhere to a stringent procedure that will require much dedication and resolve.
  • The process is different from one area to another but will generally involve
  • Making appointments to see your area alcohol and drug services officers
  • 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
  • You'll be evaluated by a local drugs service/local authority social services care manager (this is a community care evaluation to see if you satisfy the local authority's eligibility standards for residential treatment)
  • The rehab facility also requires you to sit for an interview with them so as to assess you before they can accept you
  • Then there will be an attempt to provide funding for your rehab centre by your local authority and drug service
  • In the case that detoxification is first required, your keyworker will guide you on appropriate possibilities and timescale and your detoxification preparations will be organised with the commencement date for your rehabilitation
  • Once your detox, if needed, is finished and the funding contracts and beginning dates are provided, you will start your rehab.

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Free Nhs Outpatient Alternatives

Various outpatient options for individuals with drug or alcohol abuse addictions are provided by the NHS.