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 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. 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 important to keep in mind that the process is lengthy and convoluted and immediate access is not possible in this regard. As will be demonstrated here, you are required to go through a number of interviews and a lot of patience is needed.
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 will need to follow a strict and diligent process that comes with a lot of dedication and determination.
The processes will be different and are subject to where you reside, but are generally something along the following lines
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
You will as well be evaluated by the regional authority community services care manager or a regional drugs service; this serves as a community care evaluation to determine if you meet the regional authority's acceptability standards for residential programme
The rehab will also do their own evaluation and an interview before you can commence treatment
The next step will be to secure funding for your rehab place that is performed by the local authority and drug service
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
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.