Private residential facility is better treatment option for many people. Enrolment for admission is done within 24 hours. 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. You can also get admission in NHS to a private rehab centres.
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. You may have to prove that you have explored local community-based treatment options first in order to qualify for NHS funding at a residential rehab clinic. Residential rehab session is only dependent upon willingness of your area addiction group to finance your treatment. It takes many weeks even months.
You can find out where is the closest drug and alcohol action team at your GP.
Pros And Cons
Flexible rehab schedule;
Fast turnaround admission process within 24 hour duration.
All treatment on one site: union of care and day by day schedule;
In most cases, the same doctor/employee will take care of patients during the rehab;
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.
Family visits, phone calls and letters are put in place for smooth program running;
Art therapy, equine therapy, fitness, gym and other correlative therapies are usually available;
Programme of aftercare;
Costs more than treatment on the NHS;
Health insurance doesn't always cover it.
Rehabilitation of NHS:
No payment required;
Anyone can access it;
It's local and therefore closer to your family and home;
Lengthy admissions process;
Won't not be referred to private recovery;
Different treatments may be done at different clinics and centres;
Recovery may be affected by access to drug and alcohol and by life distraction.
Limited access to the personal counsellor;
Patients are not entitled to similar therapist/staff care during treatment program period;
Creating an outpatient support network might be more difficult.
Results are not certain and the process of managing admission to a private treatment centre via UK NHS or local dependency services can take multiple weeks. Funding through the directives of the EU cross border healthcare can be much faster to access though.
Drug Rehab Herefordshire website can provide additional information to UK residents that want to try this alternative.