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Getting Clinic Help

Nhs Or Private Treatment?

Private Facility

The preferred rehab treatment option for many people is private residential rehab. In most cases, admission can be performed within a day. You will be able to access private rehab treatment if you have the funds to pay privately or if you have private health insurance. In most cases, you're lucky to secure NHS admission to a private rehab clinic.


Who Can Apply With The Nhs For Treatment Funding?

Addiction treatment option should be accessible to all the UK residents which is free at the point of delivery through the NHS at community based rehab or private residential Rehab. 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.


Get referral to the nearest alcohol and drug action team from your GP.


Advantages And Disadvantages

Private rehabilitation facilities:

  • Flexible rehab schedule;
  • Admission speed - sometimes as fast as 24 hours;
  • Treatment done on one site with help of available equipment use;
  • Confidentiality;
  • In most cases, the same doctor/employee will take care of patients during the rehab;
  • 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;
  • Family can visit at certain times, there are possibilities to make phone calls or receive letters, we can sometimes provide visiting accommodation;
  • Art therapy, equine therapy, fitness, gym and other correlative therapies are usually available;
  • Aftercare agenda;
  • Costs more than NHS rehab treatment program.
  • Not always protected by health insurance.

NHS rehab:

  • No payment required;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Easily reachable to anyone;
  • It is near to your home, family and local community;
  • Time-consuming admission procedure;
  • May not be referred to residential rehab;
  • For different treatment program, patients may be asked or visit to go to different centres or clinics,
  • Recovery might be damaged by everyday problems and substance accessibility;
  • There is a more limited access to personal therapist.
  • Patients are not entitled to similar therapist/staff care during treatment program period;
  • Building vibrant outpatient network is difficult but not impossible to achieve;

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Nhs Alternative: Cross Border Rehab

Securing admission into residential private rehab clinics in UK through NHS or local community addiction services could take months and the outcome is not definite. 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 Wiltshire site.