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NHS Or Private Treatment?

Private Rehab

For most people give the first hand choice to the private residential rehab treatment centres. In most cases, admission can be performed within a day. If your pocket allows it or if you are covered with private health insurance, you'll be able to get into private rehabilitation facility. Getting an NHS admission to a private treatment facility is also an option.


Who Can Apply With The NHS For Treatment Funding?

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. Your qualification to secure NHS funding for residential rehab clinic treatment program requires you to have exploited the local community based treatment alternative treatment in advance. Getting into rehabilitation like this may be little longer, depending of whether your local addiction team is willing to pay for your treatment.


Get referral to the nearest alcohol and drug action team from your GP.


Good Sides And Bad Sides

Private rehab

  • Flexible plan of treatment;
  • Admission speed - sometimes as fast as 24 hours;
  • One-location rehab continuity of daily procedures and care;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Patients have similar staff members taking care of them during treatment period.
  • Treatment will take place in an environment which is away from worries and temptations, so the patients can focus solely on recovery;
  • Recovery is helped along due to therapeutic community that creates powerful bonds with doctors and other addicts;
  • Sometimes, facilities to make phone calls/receive letter, family visiting times and visiting accommodation are provided.
  • Art therapy, equine therapy, fitness, gym and other correlative therapies are usually available;
  • Post Care Program;
  • Costs more than treatment on the NHS;
  • Not covered by medical insurance in some cases.

NHS rehab

  • No payment required;
  • Discrete;
  • Accessible to everyone;
  • It is near to your home, family and local community;
  • Slow and long admission;
  • Might not be referred to residential treatment;
  • Different treatments might be provided at various clinics/facilities;
  • Therapy may be interrupted by life distractions and easily obtainable drugs and alcohol;
  • There is a more limited access to personal therapist.
  • During the rehab, patients might have different doctors/personnel;
  • Creating an outpatient support network might be more difficult.

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NHS Elective Cross Border Treatment

Securing admission into residential private rehab clinics in UK through NHS or local community addiction services could take months and the outcome is not definite. Funding through the directives of the EU cross border healthcare can be much faster to access though.

Alcohol Rehab Cheshire website can provide additional information to UK residents that want to try this alternative.