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. Funding can be really inadequate and regrettably, there are number of screenings to go through.
If you decide to follow this recourse, you will typically spend some time in community-based treatment prior to gaining admission to rehabilitation. The reason is to make sure that you're adequately stable in your alcohol or drug use prior to getting referred to rehabilitation and to evaluate your enthusiasm to achieve success.
It is important to keep in mind that the process is lengthy and convoluted and immediate access is not possible in this regard. You'll be required to be present at many interviews and will need to display a lot of patience, as you'll notice below.
Port of Call cannot intervene to make the process faster but we are willing to assist you in getting into a rehab within your locality.
The Process Of Accessing Nhs Rehab
You will need to follow a strict and diligent process that comes with a lot of dedication and determination.
The process is different from one area to another but will generally involve
The first thing is to schedule a meeting with your local alcohol or drug service
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
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 will also do their own assessment by interviewing you before you can start
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
Once your detox, if needed, is finished and the funding contracts and beginning dates are provided, you will start your rehab.