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Getting Clinic Help

Nhs Or Private Facility?

Private Rehab

Private residential facility is better treatment option for many people. Enrolment for admission is done within 24 hours. You will be able to access private rehab treatment if you have the funds to pay privately or if you have private health insurance. There is as well a possibility that you get an NHS admission to a private rehabilitation centre.


Who Can Apply For Rehab Funding With The Nhs?

Addiction therapy with the NHS funding at community based treatment or private residential rehab that is free at when delivered, should be an option for every UK resident. You might be required to prove that you have sought local community-based rehab alternatives before to be able to apply for NHS funding at a residential rehab facility. Depending on the readiness of your local dependency team to fund your rehab, getting into residential treatment might take numerous weeks.


You can be referred to your nearest drug and alcohol action team by your GP.


Good Sides And Bad Sides

Private rehab:

  • Relaxed treatment plan
  • Fast turnaround admission process within 24 hour duration.
  • One-location rehab: continuity of daily procedures and care;
  • 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.
  • Recovery is helped along due to therapeutic community that creates powerful bonds with doctors and other addicts;
  • 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;
  • More expensive than rehab on the NHS.
  • Health insurance doesn't always cover it.

NHS rehab:

  • Free of charge;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Accessible to everyone;
  • Operates in the local community near home and family reach;
  • Lengthy admissions process;
  • Has no referral guarantee to residential rehab;
  • Different treatments may be done at different clinics and centres;
  • Recovery may be affected by access to drug and alcohol and by life distraction.
  • There is a limited access to the personal specialist
  • You may not have the same staff or same therapist during your rehabilitation process;
  • Building vibrant outpatient network is difficult but not impossible to achieve;

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Nhs Alternative: Cross Border Treatment

It may take months in organising admission into a private rehab clinic via the UK NHS or local addiction services and the result is far from certain. However, with the EU cross border healthcare regulation, it is possible to get funding in a lot faster.

Alcohol Rehab Lincolnshire website can provide additional information to UK residents that want to try this alternative.