What Options are Available From NHS before-rehab

Lengthy And Difficult


Even if free rehab isn't offered, some government-funded organizations are sometimes given as an option to individuals who need intensive assistance and those who manifest enough determination and drive to be well. Funding is in extremely short supply and there are sadly many complicated procedures to go through.

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. 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 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

  • You are to go through a stringent and tough process which calls for serious commitment and determination.
  • 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 an appointment with your local drug or alcohol service will be necessary
  • 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 may as well conduct an interview and do their own evaluation before you can begin
  • Drug services and local authority will at this point work to get funds for your rehab
  • If detox is necessary to be done first, you will be informed by your key worker on the appropriate choices and duration, plus, your detox plans will be organized based on your rehab start date
  • You will go to rehabilitation as soon as the commencement dates and funding plans are organised and detoxification (if it's needed) has been concluded.

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Free NHS Outpatient Alternatives

The National Health Service provides a few outpatient services for those battling a substance/alcohol misuse problem.