For most people give the first hand choice to the private residential rehab treatment centres. In most cases, admission can be performed within a day. Admission into private rehab treatment program is made easy depending on the mode of payment through available funds from individual or insurance policy cover. You can also get admission in NHS to a private rehab centres.
Who Can Apply For Rehab Funding With The Nhs?
UK residents can choose addiction rehab treatment by NHS at group based recovery or private recovery, which is free at the purpose of conveyance. 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. 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 your local liquor and drug treatment centre through your GP.
Pros And Cons
Flexible treatment plan;
Fast admission - in some cases within a day;
All treatment on one site: union of care and day by day schedule;
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;
Family visits, phone calls and letters are put in place for smooth program running;
Art therapy, equine therapy, fitness, gym and other correlative therapies are usually available;
Costs more than rehabilitation on the NHS;
Not always protected by health insurance.
Easily reachable to anyone;
Near to family and home, placed in the local community;
Lengthy admissions process;
You might not get sent to residential rehab;
Different treatments might be provided at various clinics/facilities;
Therapy may be interrupted by life distractions and easily obtainable drugs and alcohol;
There is a more limited access to personal therapist.
You may not have the same staff or same therapist during your rehabilitation process;
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. However, with the EU cross border healthcare regulation, it is possible to get funding in a lot faster.
For UK based patients all information about that option can be found on the Drug Rehab Buckinghamshire site.