The preferred rehab treatment option for many people is private residential rehab. Within 24 hours, admission can usually be organised. You will be able to access private rehab treatment if you have the funds to pay privately or if you have private health insurance. In most cases, you're lucky to secure NHS admission to a private rehab clinic.
Who Can Apply With The Nhs For Treatment Funding?
UK residents are entitled to benefit from free addiction treatment programs through licensed community based NHS rehab or private residential recovery centres across the country with the right equipment. To qualify for NHS funding at a residential rehabilitation centre you'll possible have to provide evidence that you have tried to get in local community-based treatment options first. Depending on the readiness of your local dependency team to fund your rehab, getting into residential treatment might take numerous weeks.
You can find your local liquor and drug treatment centre through your GP.
Advantages And Disadvantages
Flexible rehab schedule;
Spend of admission - within 24 hours sometimes.
All treatment on one side: cohesion of care and daily routine;
During and throughout the treatment, patients will usually have the same therapist/staff caring for them.
Treatment will take place in an environment which is away from worries and temptations, so the patients can focus solely on recovery;
Strong bonds is provided by the therapist community with therapist and other patients that aid recovery.
Sometimes, facilities to make phone calls/receive letter, family visiting times and visiting accommodation are provided.
Art therapy, equine therapy, fitness, gym and other correlative therapies are usually available;
Costs more than NHS rehab treatment program.
Not covered by medical insurance in some cases.
Rehabilitation of NHS:
Free of cost;
Everyone is eligible;
It is near to your home, family and local community;
Lengthy admissions process;
You might not get sent to residential rehab;
Patients are sometimes required to attend different clinics with the right equipment;
Recovery may be affected by access to drug and alcohol and by life distraction.
Limited access to personal therapists during treatment program;
You may not have the same staff or same therapist during your rehabilitation process;
Building an outpatient support network may be more challenging.
It may take months in organising admission into a private rehab clinic via the UK NHS or local addiction services and the result is far from certain. Funding through the directives of the EU cross border healthcare can be much faster to access though.
For UK based patients all information about that option can be found on the Drug Rehab Sussex site.