Options for NHS before-rehab

Lengthy And Difficult


Even though free rehab does not exist, there are publicly funded facilities that are availed for those individuals who are looking for intense support and demonstrating adequate will and motivation to success at recovery. There are unfortunately a lot of hoops to jump through while funding is very limited.

For you to get into this option you are expected to go through a community treatment program before proceeding into rehab. 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 is essential to remember that direct accessibility isn't very likely; in fact, the procedure can even be a long and difficult one. As indicated below, you will be required to present in several series of dialogues; something which can demand a lot of perseverance.


We are happy to help you find rehab services in your local area while Port of Call is not able to expedite this process.


Accessing NHS Rehabilitation - The Procedure

  • This stern process demands a lot of dedication and resolve on your part and you will have to strictly adhere to it.
  • Depending on the area you live you may find a difference between process, but they are usually along these lines
  • Making appointments to see your area alcohol and drug services officers
  • Your designated key worker will conduct a preliminary evaluation of your aptness for rehab and at the same time determine if you would need to undergo detox
  • 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 next step will be to secure funding for your rehab place that is performed by the local authority and drug service
  • If detox is necessary to be done first, you will be informed by your key worker on the appropriate choices and duration, plus, your detox plans will be organized based on your rehab start date
  • 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 NHS Outpatient Alternatives

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