Even though free rehab does not exist, there are publicly funded facilities that are availed for those individuals who are looking for intense support and demonstrating adequate will and motivation to success at recovery. There are unfortunately a lot of hoops to jump through while funding is very limited.
For you to get into this option you are expected to go through a community treatment program before proceeding into rehab. This is done to make sure of your drug/alcohol use stabilization prior to being recommended for rehab and to confirm your dedication and readiness to get well.
It is important to keep in mind that the process is lengthy and convoluted and immediate access is not possible in this regard. You'll be required to be present at many interviews and will need to display a lot of patience, as you'll notice 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 Rehabilitation - The Procedure
This stern process demands a lot of dedication and resolve on your part and you will have to strictly adhere to it.
The process is different from one area to another but will generally involve
Making appointments to see your area alcohol and drug services officers
You'll be given a key worker who'll complete a preliminary evaluation of your suitability for rehabilitation and to find out if you require a detoxification
Then comes community care evaluation where you will be evaluated by local jurisdiction social services care executive or a local drug service in order to examine whether you fulfill the local authority's eligibility norms for commuter treatment
The rehabilitation will also wish to conduct an interview with you and complete their own evaluation prior to you can begin
Then there will be an attempt to provide funding for your rehab centre by your local authority and drug service
Where detox is necessary first, the key worker advices on good options and timelines which will be aligned to the date you are to begin your rehab
Once your detox, if needed, is finished and the funding contracts and beginning dates are provided, you will start your rehab.