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What Are The NHS Options

Hard And Long


Facilities funded by government are sometimes available to addicts that are in need of extensive support and that display enough desire and motivation to overcome their addiction, even though we still can't talk about free treatment. That is because it is extremely difficult to get into these facilities since the funding is pretty limited.

If you want to go for this option, generally, you are required to devote a certain amount of time in community-based programmes prior to being considered for rehab. The reason is to make sure that you're adequately stable in your alcohol or drug use prior to getting referred to rehabilitation and to evaluate your enthusiasm to achieve success.


It's crucial to take into consideration that on-the-spot admission is impossible and the process is complex and long. You will require a lot of practice and need to attend lots of interviews as you will see below.


Port of Call will gladly help you find rehab facilities near you, but we are unable to speed up this process.


Accessing Nhs Rehabilitation - The Procedure

  • 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
  • The first thing is to schedule a meeting with your local alcohol or drug service
  • You'll be given a key worker who'll complete a preliminary evaluation of your suitability for rehabilitation and to find out if you require a detoxification
  • 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 will also do their own evaluation and an interview before you can commence treatment
  • The local drug service and authority will then try to get funding for your place at the rehabilitation
  • If you first need detox, your keyworker will suggest appropriate alternatives and timesheets and the beginning of your rehab and your detox appointments will be harmonized
  • As soon as the financial planning and start dates have been arranged and detox, if necessary, has been finished, you can already 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.