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 is in extremely short supply and there are sadly many complicated procedures to go through.
You will usually, if you decide to go for this option, have to spend some time in a community-based therapy before going to rehab. This is done to make sure of your drug/alcohol use stabilization prior to being recommended for rehab and to confirm your dedication and readiness to get well.
It is important to keep in mind that the process is lengthy and convoluted and immediate access is not possible in this regard. You will require a lot of practice and need to attend lots of interviews as you will see below.
Port of Call will gladly help you find rehab facilities near you, but we are unable to speed up this process.
Accessing Nhs Rehab Services
This stern process demands a lot of dedication and resolve on your part and you will have to strictly adhere to it.
Depending on the area you live you may find a difference between process, but they are usually along these lines
Making appointments to see your area alcohol and drug services officers
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
Going through an assessment conducted by local authorities, local drug service officials or a social services manager who are checking to see if you meet the eligibility standards for inpatient treatment in your area
The rehabilitation will also wish to conduct an interview with you and complete their own evaluation prior to you can begin
Drug services and local authority will at this point work to get funds for your rehab
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 rehabilitation as soon as the commencement dates and funding plans are organised and detoxification (if it's needed) has been concluded.