Options for NHS before-rehab

Lengthy And Difficult


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. That is because it is extremely difficult to get into these facilities since the funding is pretty limited.

You will normally spend a period of time in community-based treatment before accessing rehab, in case you choose to pursue this option. This is designed to make sure that your drug or alcohol use is stabilized and to also test your drive and focus in succeeding before being sent into rehab.


It's crucial to take into consideration that on-the-spot admission is impossible and the process is complex and long. As indicated below, you will be required to present in several series of dialogues; something which can demand a lot of perseverance.


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


The Process Of Accessing NHS Rehab

  • You'll be required to adhere to a stringent procedure that will require much dedication and resolve.
  • 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
  • A key worker will be assigned to you who will do establish whether you need a detox or not by doing an initial assessment of your suitability for rehab
  • 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 facility also requires you to sit for an interview with them so as to assess you before they can accept you
  • The local drug service and authority will then try to get funding for your place at the rehabilitation
  • 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 rehabilitation as soon as the commencement dates and funding plans are organised and detoxification (if it's needed) has been concluded.

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Free Outpatient Services From NHS

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