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What Are The NHS Options

Length And Difficulty Of Nhs


Whilst there does not exist something like a free rehabilitation, places funded by the government are from time to time made available to those who need serious support and exhibit adequate enthusiasm to achieve success. There are unfortunately a lot of hoops to jump through while funding is very limited.

You will normally spend a period of time in community-based treatment before accessing rehab, in case you choose to pursue this option. This is designed to make sure that your drug or alcohol use is stabilized and to also test your drive and focus in succeeding before being sent into rehab.


It is important to keep in mind that the process is lengthy and convoluted and immediate access is not possible in this regard. As indicated below, you will be required to present in several series of dialogues; something which can demand a lot of perseverance.


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 Steps To Accessing Rehab At Nhs

  • You are to go through a stringent and tough process which calls for serious commitment and determination.
  • The process is different from one area to another but will generally involve
  • The first thing is to schedule a meeting with your local alcohol or drug service
  • 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 next step will be to secure funding for your rehab place that is performed by the local authority and drug service
  • If detox is necessary to be done first, you will be informed by your key worker on the appropriate choices and duration, plus, your detox plans will be organized based on your rehab start date
  • 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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Free Outpatient Services From Nhs

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