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Getting Help: Clinics

Nhs Or Private Rehab?

Private Rehab

Most people prefer private residential rehab treatment for individual privacy and confidentiality. Enrolment for admission is done within 24 hours. 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. In most cases, you're lucky to secure NHS admission to a private rehab clinic.


Who Can Apply For Rehab Funding With The Nhs?

Addiction therapy with the NHS funding at community based treatment or private residential rehab that is free at when delivered, should be an option for every UK resident. You might be required to prove that you have sought local community-based rehab alternatives before to be able to apply for NHS funding at a residential rehab facility. 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;
  • Fast turnaround admission process within 24 hour duration.
  • All treatment on one site: union of care and day by day schedule;
  • Privacy;
  • During and throughout the treatment, patients will usually have the same therapist/staff caring for them.
  • Rehabilitation is in controlled environment free from influence of fears to allow the patient focus on recovery process.
  • 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;
  • Aftercare agenda;
  • Costs more than treatment on the NHS;
  • Health insurance doesn't always cover it.

NHS rehab:

  • No payment required;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Anyone can apply;
  • It is near to your home, family and local community;
  • Lengthy admissions process;
  • Won't not be referred to private recovery;
  • In case of different treatments, patients may be asked to go to different clinics/centres.
  • Recovery is influenced by easy exposure to drugs and alcohol accessibility during treatment;
  • There is a limited access to the personal specialist
  • 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 Alternative: Cross Border Rehab

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 directives of the EU cross border healthcare can be much faster to access though.

All UK patients are requested to take benefit from this service and get more information on Alcohol Rehab West Midlands site.