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Options for NHS

Lengthy And Difficult


Facilities funded by government are sometimes available to addicts that are in need of extensive support and that display enough desire and motivation to overcome their addiction, even though we still can't talk about free treatment. They are not very well financed and involve a lot of bureaucracy.

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. This is done to make sure of your drug/alcohol use stabilization prior to being recommended for rehab and to confirm your dedication and readiness to get well.


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 require a lot of practice and need to attend lots of interviews as you will see 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.


The Process Of Accessing Nhs Rehab

  • You will need to follow a strict and diligent process that comes with a lot of dedication and determination.
  • Although procedures may differ depending on your area of location but it's more or less the same for most offering the same services
  • Making appointments to see your area alcohol and drug services officers
  • Getting assigned to a keyworker so that they can assess whether you are suitable to be placed into rehab and also see if you require detox
  • 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 rehabilitation will also wish to conduct an interview with you and complete their own evaluation prior to you can begin
  • The regional authority as well as drug service will then try to obtain financial support for your rehab centre
  • You keyworker will suggest you on suitable options and timescales if the detox is required first and your detox arrangements will be coordinated with your start date for rehab
  • As soon as the financial planning and start dates have been arranged and detox, if necessary, has been finished, you can already proceed to rehab.

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Zero-Cost Nhs Outpatient Programme

The National Health Service provides a few outpatient services for those battling a substance/alcohol misuse problem.