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Getting Help: Clinics

Nhs Or Private Rehab?

Private Facility

For many individuals, private residential rehab is the preferred treatment solution. 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. In most cases, you're lucky to secure NHS admission to a private rehab clinic.


Who Is Eligible To Apply For Nhs Rehab Funding?

Addiction therapy with the NHS funding at community based treatment or private residential rehab that is free at when delivered, should be an option for every UK resident. You may need to demonstrate that you have investigated local community based treatment choices, first you must qualify to meet all requirements for NHS financing at a private recovery facility. Depending on the willingness of your local addiction team to fund your treatment accessing residential rehab may take a number of weeks.


You can find out where is the closest drug and alcohol action team at your GP.


Good Sides And Bad Sides

Private rehab:

  • Treatment Plan are Flexible
  • Admission speed - sometimes as fast as 24 hours;
  • Treatment done on one site with help of available equipment use;
  • Confidentiality;
  • During and throughout the treatment, patients will usually have the same therapist/staff caring for them.
  • So that patients can focus on recovery we will take place in a safe environment away from temptations and worries.
  • 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;
  • Additional therapies are often provided like gym and fitness, art therapy, horse riding etc.;
  • Aftercare agenda;
  • Costs more than treatment on the NHS;
  • Not covered by medical insurance in some cases.

Rehabilitation of NHS:

  • No payment required;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Everyone is eligible;
  • Near to family and home, placed in the local community;
  • Lengthy admissions process;
  • You might not get sent to residential rehab;
  • Different treatments may be done at different clinics and centres;
  • The more you have the access to drugs and liquor including life distractions, the more it will affect your recovery.
  • Limited access to personal therapists during treatment program;
  • Patients are not entitled to similar therapist/staff care during treatment program period;
  • Creating an outpatient support network might be more difficult.

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Nhs Alternative: Cross Border Treatment

Organising admission to a private rehabilitation facility may take months and results are far from certain if you do it through the UK NHS of local addiction services. Similar admission process into residential private rehab is fast and efficient through EU cross border healthcare authority support initiative program.

On the Alcohol Rehab Shropshire website, UK based patients who wishes to take advantage of that option can find more information.