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What Are The NHS Options

Tough And Lengthy


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.


Accessing Nhs Rehabilitation - The Procedure

  • 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
  • The first thing is to schedule a meeting with your local alcohol or drug service
  • 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
  • You will as well be evaluated by the regional authority community services care manager or a regional drugs service; this serves as a community care evaluation to determine if you meet the regional authority's acceptability standards for residential programme
  • The rehab will also do their own assessment by interviewing you before you can start
  • The local drug service and authority will then try to get funding for your place at the rehabilitation
  • In the case that detoxification is first required, your keyworker will guide you on appropriate possibilities and timescale and your detoxification preparations will be organised with the commencement date for your rehabilitation
  • When the financing arrangements and commencement dates as well as detox is done where necessary, you can the proceed to rehab.

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Complementary National Health Service Outpatient Services

There are several outpatient options from the NHS for individuals who have a substance and alcohol abuse problem.