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Getting Help: Clinics

Nhs Or Private Rehab?

Private Rehab

For most people give the first hand choice to the private residential rehab treatment centres. Enrolment for admission is done within 24 hours. You will be able to access private rehab treatment if you have the funds to pay privately or if you have private health insurance. Getting an NHS admission to a private treatment facility is also an option.


Who Can Apply With The Nhs For Treatment Funding?

UK residents can choose addiction rehab treatment by NHS at group based recovery or private recovery, which is free at the purpose of conveyance. 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 admission process could take several weeks to go through pending funding approval by local addiction team to enter NHS residential rehabilitation treatment program.


You can find your local liquor and drug treatment centre through your GP.


Advantages And Disadvantages

Private rehab:

  • Treatment Plan are Flexible
  • Fast admission - in some cases within a day;
  • All treatment on one side: cohesion of care and daily routine;
  • Confidentiality;
  • We provide the same staff and specialist throughout our treatment session to our patients.
  • Addicts will be able to concentrate on their recovery thanks to treatment taking place in secure surroundings away from concerns and temptations;
  • The helpful group gives solid bonds advisors and different patients that guide recovery;
  • Visiting accommodations are in some cases provided, visiting times and facilities to talk on the phone or get letters from loved ones;
  • Complementary therapies like art therapy, equine therapy, gym and fitness are also provided.
  • Aftercare agenda;
  • Costs more than NHS rehab treatment program.
  • Health insurance doesn't always cover it.

Rehabilitation of NHS:

  • Free of charge;
  • Privacy;
  • Accessible to everyone;
  • Operates in the local community near home and family reach;
  • Admission process takes a while;
  • May not be referred to residential rehab;
  • Patients are sometimes required to attend different clinics with the right equipment;
  • Therapy may be interrupted by life distractions and easily obtainable drugs and alcohol;
  • There is a more limited access to personal therapist.
  • Patients are not entitled to similar therapist/staff care during treatment program period;
  • In order to build an outpatient support network it may be more challenging.

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Nhs Alternative: Cross Border Treatment

Securing admission into residential private rehab clinics in UK through NHS or local community addiction services could take months and the outcome is not definite. 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 Alcohol Rehab Surrey site.