What Are The NHS Options before-rehab

Hard And Long


Although there is no such thing as free rehab, government funded places are eventually made available to people who show sufficient willingness and motivation to succeed and require intensive support. There are unfortunately a lot of hoops to jump through while funding is very limited.

If you decide to follow this recourse, you will typically spend some time in community-based treatment prior to gaining admission to rehabilitation. This has to happen so your desire and drive to succeed are examined and to make sure that you are stable enough in your substance use before going to rehab.


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'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 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 will need to follow a strict and diligent process that comes with a lot of dedication and determination.
  • Although procedures may differ depending on your area of location but it's more or less the same for most offering the same services
  • You'll be required to schedule a meeting with your regional drug or alcohol services
  • Getting assigned to a keyworker so that they can assess whether you are suitable to be placed into rehab and also see if you require detox
  • Then comes community care evaluation where you will be evaluated by local jurisdiction social services care executive or a local drug service in order to examine whether you fulfill the local authority's eligibility norms for commuter treatment
  • The rehab may as well conduct an interview and do their own evaluation before you can begin
  • The local drug service and authority will then try to get funding for your place at the rehabilitation
  • 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
  • You will go to rehab once the funding arrangements and start dates are finalized and detox if required, has been completed.

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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.