Private residential facility is better treatment option for many people. Within just 24 hours admission can be scheduled. If your pocket allows it or if you are covered with private health insurance, you'll be able to get into private rehabilitation facility. Getting an NHS admission to a private treatment facility is also an option.
Who Is Eligible To Apply For Nhs Rehab 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. 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 willingness of your local addiction team to fund your treatment accessing residential rehab may take a number of weeks.
You can be referred to your nearest drug and alcohol action team by your GP.
Pros And Cons
Flexible plan of treatment;
Fast turnaround admission process within 24 hour duration.
All treatment on one site: union of care and day by day schedule;
During and throughout the treatment, patients will usually have the same therapist/staff caring for them.
Addicts will be able to concentrate on their recovery thanks to treatment taking place in secure surroundings away from concerns and temptations;
Strong bonds are formed with therapists and other patients in the therapeutic community;
Sometimes, facilities to make phone calls/receive letter, family visiting times and visiting accommodation are provided.
Art, gym health and fitness exercise activities are included in the treatment program;
Costs more than treatment on the NHS;
Not always protected by health insurance.
Free of charge;
Easily reachable to anyone;
Near to family and home, placed in the local community;
Lengthy admissions process;
Might not be referred to residential treatment;
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 personal therapists during treatment program;
You may not have the same staff or same therapist during your rehabilitation process;
Building vibrant outpatient network is difficult but not impossible to achieve;
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. However, with the EU cross border healthcare regulation, it is possible to get funding in a lot faster.
Drug Rehab Gloucestershire website can provide additional information to UK residents that want to try this alternative.