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What Are The NHS Options

Hard And Long


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. Funding is in extremely short supply and there are sadly many complicated procedures to go through.

You will normally spend a period of time in community-based treatment before accessing rehab, in case you choose to pursue this option. 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.


Recognizing that acceptance is not immediate and there is a long and complicated process to deal with is very important. You'll be required to be present at many interviews and will need to display a lot of patience, as you'll notice 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 are to go through a stringent and tough process which calls for serious commitment 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 an appointment with your local drug or alcohol service will be necessary
  • You will be given a key worker that will determine whether you require detox and will proceed with the primary evaluation of your fitness for rehab
  • You'll be evaluated by a local drugs service/local authority social services care manager (this is a community care evaluation to see if you satisfy the local authority's eligibility standards for residential treatment)
  • The rehab will also do their own evaluation and an interview before you can commence treatment
  • Drug services and local authority will at this point work to get funds for your rehab
  • Where detox is necessary first, the key worker advices on good options and timelines which will be aligned to the date you are to begin your rehab
  • Once your detox, if needed, is finished and the funding contracts and beginning dates are provided, you will start your rehab.

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Complementary National Health Service Outpatient Services

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