Even though free rehab does not exist, there are publicly funded facilities that are availed for those individuals who are looking for intense support and demonstrating adequate will and motivation to success at recovery. They are not very well financed and involve a lot of bureaucracy.
If you decide to follow this recourse, you will typically spend some time in community-based treatment prior to gaining admission to rehabilitation. This is designed to make sure that your drug or alcohol use is stabilized and to also test your drive and focus in succeeding before being sent into rehab.
It's crucial to take into consideration that on-the-spot admission is impossible and the process is complex and long. You will have to go to many interviews and have a lot of persistence, as we will show you below.
Port of Call are unable to speed up this process, however we're glad to assist you to locate rehabilitation services in your local neighbourhood.
Accessing Nhs Rehab Services
You will need to follow a strict and diligent process that comes with a lot of dedication and determination.
Depending on the area you live you may find a difference between process, but they are usually along these 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'll be evaluated by a local drugs service/local authority social services care manager (this is a community care evaluation to see if you satisfy the local authority's eligibility standards for residential treatment)
The rehab may as well conduct an interview and do their own evaluation before you can begin
The regional authority as well as drug service will then try to obtain financial support for your rehab centre
You keyworker will suggest you on suitable options and timescales if the detox is required first and your detox arrangements will be coordinated with your start date for rehab
You will go to rehab once the funding arrangements and start dates are finalized and detox if required, has been completed.