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What Are The NHS Options

Hard And Long


Even if free rehab isn't offered, some government-funded organizations are sometimes given as an option to individuals who need intensive assistance and those who manifest enough determination and drive to be well. 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. 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 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 cannot intervene to make the process faster but we are willing to assist you in getting into a rehab within your locality.


Accessing Nhs Rehab Services

  • You are to go through a stringent and tough process which calls for serious commitment and determination.
  • The process is different from one area to another but will generally involve
  • Making appointments to see your area alcohol and drug services officers
  • 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
  • Going through an assessment conducted by local authorities, local drug service officials or a social services manager who are checking to see if you meet the eligibility standards for inpatient treatment in your area
  • The rehab will also do their own evaluation and an interview before you can commence treatment
  • The next step will be to secure funding for your rehab place that is performed by the local authority and drug service
  • 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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Free Nhs Outpatient Alternatives

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