Although there is no such thing as free rehab, government funded places are eventually made available to people who show sufficient willingness and motivation to succeed and require intensive support. There are unfortunately a lot of hoops to jump through while funding is very limited.
You will usually, if you decide to go for this option, have to spend some time in a community-based therapy before going to rehab. It is ensured that you're sufficiently stable in your alcohol/drug use before being referred to rehab and to test your willingness and motivation to succeed.
Recognizing that acceptance is not immediate and there is a long and complicated process to deal with is very important. You will require a lot of practice and need to attend lots of interviews as you will see below.
Port of Call cannot intervene to make the process faster but we are willing to assist you in getting into a rehab within your locality.
Accessing Nhs Rehab Services
You are required to adhere to stringent and thorough procedures which can entail great dedication and willpower.
Depending on the area you live you may find a difference between process, but they are usually along these lines
The first thing is to schedule a meeting with your local alcohol or drug service
A key worker will be assigned to you who will do establish whether you need a detox or not by doing an initial assessment of your suitability for rehab
Going through an assessment conducted by local authorities, local drug service officials or a social services manager who are checking to see if you meet the eligibility standards for inpatient treatment in your area
The rehab will also do their own evaluation and an interview before you can commence treatment
The next step will be to secure funding for your rehab place that is performed by the local authority and drug service
In the case that detoxification is first required, your keyworker will guide you on appropriate possibilities and timescale and your detoxification preparations will be organised with the commencement date for your rehabilitation
You will go to rehabilitation as soon as the commencement dates and funding plans are organised and detoxification (if it's needed) has been concluded.