What Options are Available From NHS before-rehab

Lengthy And Difficult


Whilst there does not exist something like a free rehabilitation, places funded by the government are from time to time made available to those who need serious support and exhibit adequate enthusiasm to achieve success. They are not very well financed and involve a lot of bureaucracy.

You will normally spend a period of time in community-based treatment before accessing rehab, in case you choose to pursue this option. This has to happen so your desire and drive to succeed are examined and to make sure that you are stable enough in your substance use before going to rehab.


It is significant to remember that this process lasts a long time and that it is complicated, which means that immediate admission is impossible. As indicated below, you will be required to present in several series of dialogues; something which can demand a lot of perseverance.


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.


Accessing NHS Rehabilitation - The Procedure

  • You are required to adhere to stringent and thorough procedures which can entail great dedication and willpower.
  • 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
  • Your designated key worker will conduct a preliminary evaluation of your aptness for rehab and at the same time determine if you would need to undergo detox
  • A local authority social services care manager or a local drugs service will assess you that is a community care assessment to find out whether you meet the local authority's eligibility criteria for residential treatment or not
  • The rehab facility also requires you to sit for an interview with them so as to assess you before they can accept you
  • 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
  • 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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Free NHS Outpatient Alternatives

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