What Are The NHS Options before-rehab

Length And Difficulty Of NHS


Even though free rehab does not exist, there are publicly funded facilities that are availed for those individuals who are looking for intense support and demonstrating adequate will and motivation to success at recovery. 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.


Recognizing that acceptance is not immediate and there is a long and complicated process to deal with is very important. 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.


Accessing NHS Rehab Services

  • You'll be required to adhere to a stringent procedure that will require much dedication and resolve.
  • The process is different from one area to another but will generally involve
  • You'll be required to book an appointment with your local alcohol/drug service
  • 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
  • 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 facility also requires you to sit for an interview with them so as to assess you before they can accept you
  • The local drug service and authority will then try to get funding for your place at the rehabilitation
  • In the case that detoxification is first required, your keyworker will guide you on appropriate possibilities and timescale and your detoxification preparations will be organised with the commencement date for your rehabilitation
  • 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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Free NHS Outpatient Alternatives

Various outpatient options for individuals with drug or alcohol abuse addictions are provided by the NHS.