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What Are The NHS Options

Hard And Long


Even though free rehab does not exist, there are publicly funded facilities that are availed for those individuals who are looking for intense support and demonstrating adequate will and motivation to success at recovery. Funding is in extremely short supply and there are sadly many complicated procedures to go through.

For you to get into this option you are expected to go through a community treatment program before proceeding into 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 is significant to remember that this process lasts a long time and that it is complicated, which means that immediate admission is impossible. You will require a lot of practice and need to attend lots of interviews as you will see below.


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 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.
  • Although procedures may differ depending on your area of location but it's more or less the same for most offering the same services
  • Making appointments to see your area alcohol and drug services officers
  • 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 may as well conduct an interview and do their own evaluation before you can begin
  • Drug services and local authority will at this point work to get funds for your rehab
  • 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
  • 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 Services

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