What Are The NHS Options before-rehab

Lengthy And Difficult


Whilst there does not exist something like a free rehabilitation, places funded by the government are from time to time made available to those who need serious support and exhibit adequate enthusiasm to achieve success. They are not very well financed and involve a lot of bureaucracy.

You will usually, if you decide to go for this option, have to spend some time in a community-based therapy before going to 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.


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.


Drug Rehab Wakefield may not able to speed this up for you but we are more than willing to assist you in seeking for rehab assistance within your area.


Accessing NHS Rehabilitation - The Procedure

  • You'll be required to adhere to a stringent procedure that will require much dedication and resolve.
  • 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
  • A key worker will be assigned to you who will do establish whether you need a detox or not by doing an initial assessment of your suitability for rehab
  • 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
  • Then there will be an attempt to provide funding for your rehab centre by your local authority and drug service
  • Where detox is necessary first, the key worker advices on good options and timelines which will be aligned to the date you are to begin your rehab
  • 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.