What Are The NHS Options before-rehab

Length And Difficulty Of NHS


Although there is no such thing as free rehab, government funded places are eventually made available to people who show sufficient willingness and motivation to succeed and require intensive support. That is because it is extremely difficult to get into these facilities since the funding is pretty 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 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 are unable to speed up this process, however we're glad to assist you to locate rehabilitation services in your local neighbourhood.


The Process Of Getting Into NHS Rehab

  • 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
  • Making an appointment with your local drug or alcohol service will be necessary
  • 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
  • You will as well be evaluated by the regional authority community services care manager or a regional drugs service; this serves as a community care evaluation to determine if you meet the regional authority's acceptability standards for residential programme
  • 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
  • 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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Free Outpatient Services From NHS

There are numerous services offered at NHS for people with an alcohol or substance misuse problem.