For most people give the first hand choice to the private residential rehab treatment centres. Enrolment for admission is done within 24 hours. If your pocket allows it or if you are covered with private health insurance, you'll be able to get into private rehabilitation facility. Getting an NHS admission to a private rehab clinics can also be possible.
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 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.
For referral you should go to your GP so he can instruct you to the alcohol and drug action team which are nearest to you.
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. Similar admission process into residential private rehab is fast and efficient through EU cross border healthcare authority support initiative program.
On the Alcohol Rehab Cambridgeshire website, UK based patients who wishes to take advantage of that option can find more information.