What Are The NHS Options before-rehab

Lengthy And Hard


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. Funding is in extremely short supply and there are sadly many complicated procedures to go through.

You will usually, if you decide to go for this option, have to spend some time in a community-based therapy before going to rehab. 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 important to keep in mind that the process is lengthy and convoluted and immediate access is not possible in this regard. As will be demonstrated here, you are required to go through a number of interviews and a lot of patience is needed.


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


Accessing NHS Rehab Services

  • You are to go through a stringent and tough process which calls for serious commitment and determination.
  • This process is most commonly very similar, but it can be different based on the area you reside in
  • The first thing is to schedule a meeting with your local alcohol or drug service
  • Your designated key worker will conduct a preliminary evaluation of your aptness for rehab and at the same time determine if you would need to undergo detox
  • 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 facility also requires you to sit for an interview with them so as to assess you before they can accept you
  • Then there will be an attempt to provide funding for your rehab centre by your 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
  • 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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