What Options are Available From NHS before-rehab

Length And Difficulty Of NHS


Whilst there does not exist something like a free rehabilitation, places funded by the government are from time to time made available to those who need serious support and exhibit adequate enthusiasm to achieve success. There are unfortunately a lot of hoops to jump through while funding is very limited.

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 has to happen so your desire and drive to succeed are examined and to make sure that you are stable enough in your substance use before going to rehab.


Recognizing that acceptance is not immediate and there is a long and complicated process to deal with is very important. 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.


The Process Of Accessing NHS Rehab

  • You are required to adhere to stringent and thorough procedures which can entail great dedication and willpower.
  • This process is most commonly very similar, but it can be different based on the area you reside in
  • You'll be required to schedule a meeting with your regional drug or alcohol services
  • 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
  • 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 rehab will also do their own assessment by interviewing you before you can start
  • 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 Outpatient Services From NHS

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