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Getting Help: Clinics

Nhs Or Private Rehab?

Private Facility

Most people prefer private residential rehab treatment for individual privacy and confidentiality. Enrolment for admission is done within 24 hours. 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 rehab clinics can also be possible.


Who Can Apply With The Nhs For Treatment Funding?

UK residents are entitled to benefit from free addiction treatment programs through licensed community based NHS rehab or private residential recovery centres across the country with the right equipment. 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. Getting into rehabilitation like this may be little longer, depending of whether your local addiction team is willing to pay for your treatment.


You can be referred to your nearest drug and alcohol action team by your GP.


Pros And Cons

Private rehab:

  • Flexible rehab schedule;
  • Admission Criteria: in just 24 hours
  • One-location rehab: continuity of daily procedures and care;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Patients have similar staff members taking care of them during treatment period.
  • So that patients can focus on recovery we will take place in a safe environment away from temptations and worries.
  • Healing occurs in persons with shared goals between professionals and patients in the program.
  • Sometimes, facilities to make phone calls/receive letter, family visiting times and visiting accommodation are provided.
  • Regularly give reciprocal treatments, for example, equine treatment, workmanship treatment, exercise centre and fitness;
  • Programme of aftercare;
  • Costs more than treatment on the NHS;
  • Not always protected by health insurance.

Rehabilitation of NHS:

  • Free of charge;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Everyone is eligible;
  • It is near to your home, family and local community;
  • Slow and long admission;
  • Might not be referred to residential treatment;
  • Different treatments might be provided at various clinics/facilities;
  • Recovery may be affected by access to drug and alcohol and by life distraction.
  • Limited access to personal therapists during treatment program;
  • Patients are not entitled to similar therapist/staff care during treatment program period;
  • Building an outpatient support network may be more challenging.

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Nhs Cross Border Treatment Alternative;

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. Funding through the EU cross border healthcare directive is however possible to gain a much faster access.

For UK based patients all information about that option can be found on the Alcohol Rehab Hampshire site.