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Getting Clinic Help

Nhs Or Private Rehab?

Private Facility

Most people prefer private residential rehab treatment for individual privacy and confidentiality. In the most cases, getting into centre can be organised within twenty four hours. Admission into private rehab treatment program is made easy depending on the mode of payment through available funds from individual or insurance policy cover. 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?

UK residents are entitled to benefit from free addiction treatment programs through licensed community based NHS rehab or private residential recovery centres across the country with the right equipment. 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. Getting into rehabilitation like this may be little longer, depending of whether your local addiction team is willing to pay for your treatment.


You can find your local liquor and drug treatment centre through your GP.


Pros And Cons

Private rehab:

  • Treatment Plan are Flexible
  • Fast turnaround admission process within 24 hour duration.
  • All treatment on one site: union of care and day by day schedule;
  • Privacy;
  • In the most cases, same staff and same therapist will be with patients during treatment;
  • We provide the environment and surrounding free from worries and issues where patients can concentrate on treatment sessions.
  • Recovery is helped along due to therapeutic community that creates powerful bonds with doctors and other addicts;
  • Family visits, phone calls and letters are put in place for smooth program running;
  • Additional therapies are often provided like gym and fitness, art therapy, horse riding etc.;
  • Programme of aftercare;
  • Costs more than NHS rehab treatment program.
  • It can not recovered by medical insurance.

NHS rehab:

  • No payment required;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Anyone can apply;
  • It's local and therefore closer to your family and home;
  • Time-consuming admission procedure;
  • May not be referred to residential rehab;
  • Patients are sometimes required to attend different clinics with the right equipment;
  • Recovery may be affected by access to drug and alcohol and by life distraction.
  • You get more limited access to personal therapist;
  • 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 Rehab

It takes months to organise the admission to private rehab centre via the NHS or local addiction centre in UK even the result is uncertain. Funding through the EU cross border healthcare directive is however possible to gain a much faster access.

For UK based patients all information about that option can be found on the Alcohol Rehab Sunderland site.