Options for NHS before-rehab

Length And Difficulty Of NHS


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 can be really inadequate and regrettably, there are number of screenings 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 essential to remember that direct accessibility isn't very likely; in fact, the procedure can even be a long and difficult one. You will require a lot of practice and need to attend lots of interviews as you will see below.


Port of Call cannot intervene to make the process faster but we are willing to assist you in getting into a rehab within your locality.


The Process Of Accessing NHS Rehab

  • This stern process demands a lot of dedication and resolve on your part and you will have to strictly adhere to it.
  • Depending on the area you live you may find a difference between process, but they are usually along these lines
  • Making appointments to see your area alcohol and drug services officers
  • 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 may as well conduct an interview and do their own evaluation before you can begin
  • The next step will be to secure funding for your rehab place that is performed by the local authority and drug service
  • 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
  • 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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Zero-Cost NHS Outpatient Programme

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