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Receiving Help: Clinics

Nhs Or Private Facility?

Private Rehab

For most people give the first hand choice to the private residential rehab treatment centres. Within 24 hours, admission can usually be organised. You will be able to access private rehab treatment if you have the funds to pay privately or if you have private health insurance. There is as well a possibility that you get an NHS admission to a private rehabilitation centre.


Who Is Eligible To Apply For Nhs Rehab Funding?

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 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. Residential admission process could take several weeks to go through pending funding approval by local addiction team to enter NHS residential rehabilitation treatment program.


You can be referred to your nearest drug and alcohol action team by your GP.


Advantages And Disadvantages

Private rehabilitation facilities:

  • Flexible plan of treatment;
  • Admission speed - sometimes as fast as 24 hours;
  • All treatment on one site: union of care and day by day schedule;
  • Confidentiality;
  • In the most cases, same staff and same therapist will be with patients during treatment;
  • So that patients can focus on recovery we will take place in a safe environment away from temptations and worries.
  • Recovery is helped along due to therapeutic community that creates powerful bonds with doctors and other addicts;
  • Also we offer call, letter, accommodation and other facilities including visiting families and friends;
  • Additional therapies are often provided like gym and fitness, art therapy, horse riding etc.;
  • Programme of aftercare;
  • Costs more than NHS rehab treatment program.
  • Not always protected by health insurance.

NHS rehab:

  • No payment required;
  • Discrete;
  • Everyone is eligible;
  • It's local and therefore closer to your family and home;
  • Lengthy admissions process;
  • Has no referral guarantee to residential rehab;
  • In case of different treatments, patients may be asked to go to different clinics/centres.
  • Recovery might be damaged by everyday problems and substance accessibility;
  • 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.

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Nhs Elective: Cross Border Treatment

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 Alcohol Rehab Oxfordshire website, UK based patients who wishes to take advantage of that option can find more information.