For most people give the first hand choice to the private residential rehab treatment centres. Within 24 hours, admission can usually be organised. If you have private medical insurance or if you have money to pay on your own, you will be able to get into the private rehab treatment. In most cases, you're lucky to secure NHS admission to a private rehab clinic.
Who Can Apply For Rehab Funding With The Nhs?
Addiction treatment option should be accessible to all the UK residents which is free at the point of delivery through the NHS at community based rehab or private residential Rehab. 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. Getting into rehabilitation like this may be little longer, depending of whether your local addiction team is willing to pay for your treatment.
Get referral to the nearest alcohol and drug action team from your GP.
Advantages And Disadvantages
Private rehabilitation facilities:
Flexible rehab schedule;
Admission speed - sometimes as fast as 24 hours;
All treatment is done on one place: daily routine and care are in cohesion;
In the most cases, same staff and same therapist will be with patients during treatment;
Rehabilitation is in controlled environment free from influence of fears to allow the patient focus on recovery process.
The helpful group gives solid bonds advisors and different patients that guide recovery;
Also we offer call, letter, accommodation and other facilities including visiting families and friends;
Art, gym health and fitness exercise activities are included in the treatment program;
More expensive than rehab on the NHS.
Not included in health insurance cover.
Accessible to everyone;
Located close to home and family in the local community.
Time-consuming admission procedure;
Might not be referred to residential treatment;
In case of different treatments, patients may be asked to go to different clinics/centres.
Therapy may be interrupted by life distractions and easily obtainable drugs and alcohol;
There is a limited access to the personal specialist
During and throughout the treatment, patients may not have the same therapist / staff caring for them.
In order to build an outpatient support network it 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.
Drug Rehab Glasgow website can provide additional information to UK residents that want to try this alternative.