Although there is no such thing as free rehab, government funded places are occasionally made available to people who require intensive support and show sufficient willingness and motivation to succeed. Funding is very limited and there are unfortunately a lot of hoops to jump through to achieve free rehab through the NHS. This would be an option if private rehab isn’t on the cards for you.
If you choose to pursue this option, you will normally spend a period of time in community-based treatment before accessing NHS rehabilitation. This will be to ensure that you are sufficiently stable in your drug/alcohol use before being referred to drug or alcohol rehab and to test your motivation and willingness to succeed.
It is important to bear in mind that immediate access is not possible and that the process of entering free drug rehab in the UK is lengthy and convoluted. As you will see below, you will need to attend lots of interviews and require lots of patience. Port of Call are not able to expedite this process but we are happy to help you find rehab services in your local area.
For information on how Port of Call can help you access affordable rehab treatment, call our confidential experts today on 08000029010. You may also benefit from reading up on how much private alcohol rehab costs, and seeing if this is the best option for you.
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The process of accessing free NHS Rehab
You will need to follow a strict and rigorous process that will involve a lot of determination and commitment. Processes will vary depending on the area you live, but are usually along these lines:
The NHS offers a number of outpatient services for people with an alcohol or substance misuse problem. Your GP can advise about services specific to your local area.
If free NHS rehab isn’t for you, further alternative options are available. Home detox from alcohol without going to rehab can prove to be a very effective step in the treatment of alcohol addiction. We absolutely do not advocate detoxing from alcohol, or any other drug, unsupervised. Doing so can prove extremely dangerous. Detoxification should always be carried out as part of a structured and gradual programme complied by a professional.
Nationwide support groups that are free to attend include:
We’re specialists in UK rehab options and can advise you on alcohol rehab in the North West, drug rehab in the North West and other addiction support services in the area.