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Nhs Or Private Rehab?

Private Treatment

For most people give the first hand choice to the private residential rehab treatment centres. In the most cases, getting into centre can be organised within twenty four hours. If you have private medical insurance or if you have money to pay on your own, you will be able to get into the private rehab treatment. There is as well a possibility that you get an NHS admission to a private rehabilitation centre.


Who Is Eligible To Apply For Nhs Rehab Funding?

Addiction treatment option should be accessible to all the UK residents which is free at the point of delivery through the NHS at community based rehab or private residential Rehab. You may need to demonstrate that you have investigated local community based treatment choices, first you must qualify to meet all requirements for NHS financing at a private recovery facility. Getting into rehabilitation like this may be little longer, depending of whether your local addiction team is willing to pay for your treatment.


You can find out where is the closest drug and alcohol action team at your GP.


Good Sides And Bad Sides

Private rehab:

  • Flexible rehab schedule;
  • Spend of admission - within 24 hours sometimes.
  • One-location rehab: continuity of daily procedures and care;
  • Privacy;
  • During and throughout the treatment, patients will usually have the same therapist/staff caring for them.
  • Treatment will take place in an environment which is away from worries and temptations, so the patients can focus solely on recovery;
  • Strong bonds is provided by the therapist community with therapist and other patients that aid recovery.
  • Visiting accommodations are in some cases provided, visiting times and facilities to talk on the phone or get letters from loved ones;
  • Art therapy, equine therapy, fitness, gym and other correlative therapies are usually available;
  • Aftercare programme;
  • On the NHS, it is not cheaper than rehab
  • Not covered by medical insurance in some cases.

Rehabilitation of NHS:

  • Free of cost;
  • Privacy;
  • Anyone can access it;
  • It's local and therefore closer to your family and home;
  • Lengthy admissions process;
  • You might not get sent to residential rehab;
  • In case of different treatments, patients may be asked to go to different clinics/centres.
  • Recovery is influenced by easy exposure to drugs and alcohol accessibility during treatment;
  • You get more limited access to personal therapist;
  • During and throughout the treatment, patients may not have the same therapist / staff caring for them.
  • In order to build an outpatient support network it may be more challenging.

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Nhs Alternative: Cross Border Treatment

Organising admission to a private rehabilitation facility may take months and results are far from certain if you do it through the UK NHS of local addiction services. Similar admission process into residential private rehab is fast and efficient through EU cross border healthcare authority support initiative program.

On the Alcohol Rehab Staffordshire website, UK based patients who wishes to take advantage of that option can find more information.