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. There are unfortunately a lot of hoops to jump through while funding is very limited.
For you to get into this option you are expected to go through a community treatment program before proceeding into 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.
Recognizing that acceptance is not immediate and there is a long and complicated process to deal with is very important. 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 cannot intervene to make the process faster but we are willing to assist you in getting into a rehab within your locality.
There are several outpatient options from the NHS for individuals who have a substance and alcohol abuse problem.