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Getting Help: Clinics

Nhs Or Private Facility?

Private Rehab

The preferred rehab treatment option for many people is private residential rehab. Enrolment for admission is done within 24 hours. You can get the assess in the private rehab treatment centre, on off the chances that you have enough resources to pay their private charges or you have private medical insurance. In most cases, you're lucky to secure NHS admission to a private rehab clinic.


Who Can Apply With The Nhs For Treatment Funding?

UK residents are entitled to benefit from free addiction treatment programs through licensed community based NHS rehab or private residential recovery centres across the country with the right equipment. To qualify for NHS funding at a residential rehabilitation centre you'll possible have to provide evidence that you have tried to get in local community-based treatment options first. Residential admission process could take several weeks to go through pending funding approval by local addiction team to enter NHS residential rehabilitation treatment program.


You can find out where is the closest drug and alcohol action team at your GP.


Advantages And Disadvantages

Private rehab:

  • Relaxed treatment plan
  • Fast turnaround admission process within 24 hour duration.
  • All treatment on one site: union of care and day by day schedule;
  • Confidentiality;
  • In most cases, the same doctor/employee will take care of patients during the rehab;
  • Rehabilitation is in controlled environment free from influence of fears to allow the patient focus on recovery process.
  • Strong bonds are formed with therapists and other patients in the therapeutic community;
  • Visiting accommodations are in some cases provided, visiting times and facilities to talk on the phone or get letters from loved ones;
  • Art, gym health and fitness exercise activities are included in the treatment program;
  • Aftercare programme;
  • Costs more than NHS rehab treatment program.
  • Not always protected by health insurance.

NHS rehab:

  • Completely free;
  • Discrete;
  • Easily reachable to anyone;
  • Near to family and home, placed in the local community;
  • Lengthy admissions process;
  • You might not get sent to residential rehab;
  • In case of different treatments, patients may be asked to go to different clinics/centres.
  • Recovery might be damaged by everyday problems and substance accessibility;
  • You get more limited access to personal therapist;
  • You may not have the same staff or same therapist during your rehabilitation process;
  • In order to build an outpatient support network it may be more challenging.

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Nhs Alternative: Cross Border Rehab

Securing admission into residential private rehab clinics in UK through NHS or local community addiction services could take months and the outcome is not definite. But it is easy related to above case to achieve quick access to finance through EU cross border healthcare directives.

On the Alcohol Rehab Cardiff website, UK based patients who wishes to take advantage of that option can find more information.