What Are The NHS Options before-rehab

Tough And Lengthy


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 is in extremely short supply and there are sadly many complicated procedures 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 is done to make sure of your drug/alcohol use stabilization prior to being recommended for rehab and to confirm your dedication and readiness to get well.


It is important to keep in mind that the process is lengthy and convoluted and immediate access is not possible in this regard. You will have to go to many interviews and have a lot of persistence, as we will show you 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

  • You are to go through a stringent and tough process which calls for serious commitment and determination.
  • The processes will be different and are subject to where you reside, but are generally something along the following lines
  • You'll be required to schedule a meeting with your regional drug or alcohol services
  • 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
  • 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 rehabilitation will also wish to conduct an interview with you and complete their own evaluation prior to you can begin
  • Then there will be an attempt to provide funding for your rehab centre by your 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
  • 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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