Lengthy And Hard
Facilities funded by government are sometimes available to addicts that are in need of extensive support and that display enough desire and motivation to overcome their addiction, even though we still can't talk about free treatment. They are not very well financed and involve a lot of bureaucracy.
You will normally spend a period of time in community-based treatment before accessing rehab, in case you choose to pursue this option. 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 essential to remember that direct accessibility isn't very likely; in fact, the procedure can even be a long and difficult one. 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 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 Getting Into NHS Rehab
- You are required to adhere to stringent and thorough procedures which can entail great dedication and willpower.
- The processes will be different and are subject to where you reside, but are generally something along the following lines
- You'll be required to book an appointment with your local alcohol/drug service
- Your designated key worker will conduct a preliminary evaluation of your aptness for rehab and at the same time determine if you would need to undergo detox
- 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 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 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.
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