For many individuals, private residential rehab is the preferred treatment solution. In most cases, admission can be performed within a day. If you have private medical insurance or if you have money to pay on your own, you will be able to get into the private rehab treatment. There is as well a possibility that you get an NHS admission to a private rehabilitation centre.
Who Can Apply For Rehab Funding With The Nhs?
All United Kingdom residents should be able to apply for addiction treatment through the NHS at community based rehabilitation centre or private facility which is free of charge at the point of delivery. 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.
Get referral to the nearest alcohol and drug action team from your GP.
Pros And Cons
Flexible treatment plan;
Fast turnaround admission process within 24 hour duration.
One-location rehab: continuity of daily procedures and care;
During and throughout the treatment, patients will usually have the same therapist/staff caring for them.
Treatment will take place in an environment which is away from worries and temptations, so the patients can focus solely on recovery;
Strong bonds are formed with therapists and other patients in the therapeutic community;
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.;
Post Care Program;
More expensive than rehab on the NHS.
Not covered by medical insurance in some cases.
Rehabilitation of NHS:
Accessible to everyone;
It's local and therefore closer to your family and home;
Lengthy admissions process;
Has no referral guarantee to residential rehab;
Patients are sometimes required to attend different clinics with the right equipment;
Recovery might be damaged by everyday problems and substance accessibility;
You get more limited access to personal therapist;
Patients are not entitled to similar therapist/staff care during treatment program period;
Creating an outpatient support network might be more difficult.
It takes months to organise the admission to private rehab centre via the NHS or local addiction centre in UK even the result is uncertain. Funding through the directives of the EU cross border healthcare can be much faster to access though.
On the Drug Rehab Leicester website, UK based patients who wishes to take advantage of that option can find more information.