What Are The NHS Options before-rehab

Lengthy And Hard


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. It is ensured that you're sufficiently stable in your alcohol/drug use before being referred to rehab and to test your willingness and motivation to succeed.


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.


Port of Call will gladly help you find rehab facilities near you, but we are unable to speed up this process.


The Steps To Accessing Rehab At NHS

  • This stern process demands a lot of dedication and resolve on your part and you will have to strictly adhere to it.
  • The process is different from one area to another but will generally involve
  • The first thing is to schedule a meeting with your local alcohol or drug service
  • A key worker will be assigned to you who will do establish whether you need a detox or not by doing an initial assessment of your suitability 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 may as well conduct an interview and do their own evaluation before you can begin
  • Then there will be an attempt to provide funding for your rehab centre by your local authority and drug service
  • 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
  • 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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