What Options are Available From NHS before-rehab

Length And Difficulty Of NHS


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.

If you want to go for this option, generally, you are required to devote a certain amount of time in community-based programmes prior to being considered for rehab. It is ensured that you're sufficiently stable in your alcohol/drug use before being referred to rehab and to test your willingness and motivation to succeed.


It is important to keep in mind that the process is lengthy and convoluted and immediate access is not possible in this regard. You'll be required to be present at many interviews and will need to display a lot of patience, as you'll notice below.


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 Rehab Services

  • 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
  • You'll be required to book an appointment with your local alcohol/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
  • Then there will be an attempt to provide funding for your rehab centre by your 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 rehab once the funding arrangements and start dates are finalized and detox if required, has been completed.

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Free NHS Outpatient Services

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