Hard And Long
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. They are not very well financed and involve a lot of bureaucracy.
If you want to go for this option, generally, you are required to devote a certain amount of time in community-based programmes prior to being considered for rehab. This is designed to make sure that your drug or alcohol use is stabilized and to also test your drive and focus in succeeding before being sent into rehab.
It is essential to remember that direct accessibility isn't very likely; in fact, the procedure can even be a long and difficult one. You will require a lot of practice and need to attend lots of interviews as you will see below.
Port of Call are unable to speed up this process, however we're glad to assist you to locate rehabilitation services in your local neighbourhood.
The Steps To Accessing Rehab At NHS
- You will need to follow a strict and diligent process that comes with a lot of dedication 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
- You will be given a key worker that will determine whether you require detox and will proceed with the primary evaluation of your fitness for rehab
- Going through an assessment conducted by local authorities, local drug service officials or a social services manager who are checking to see if you meet the eligibility standards for inpatient treatment in your area
- The rehabilitation will also wish to conduct an interview with you and complete their own evaluation prior to you can begin
- The local drug service and authority will then try to get funding for your place at the rehabilitation
- If you first need detox, your keyworker will suggest appropriate alternatives and timesheets and the beginning of your rehab and your detox appointments will be harmonized
- When the financing arrangements and commencement dates as well as detox is done where necessary, you can the proceed to rehab.
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Zero-Cost NHS Outpatient Programme
The NHS provides several outpatient programmes for individuals having alcohol or substance abuse difficulties.