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Getting Help: Clinics

Nhs Or Private Treatment?

Private Facility

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.


Who Can Apply For Rehab Funding With The Nhs?

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.


Advantages And Disadvantages

Private rehab:

  • Flexible plan of treatment;
  • Fast admission - in some cases within a day;
  • All treatment on one site: union of care and day by day schedule;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Patients have similar staff members taking care of them during treatment period.
  • Addicts will be able to concentrate on their recovery thanks to treatment taking place in secure surroundings away from concerns and temptations;
  • Strong bonds is provided by the therapist community with therapist and other patients that aid recovery.
  • Family visits, phone calls and letters are put in place for smooth program running;
  • Additional therapies are often provided like gym and fitness, art therapy, horse riding etc.;
  • Aftercare programme;
  • On the NHS, it is not cheaper than rehab
  • Health insurance doesn't always cover it.

NHS rehab:

  • Completely free;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Everyone is eligible;
  • It is near to your home, family and local community;
  • Lengthy admissions process;
  • Might not be referred to residential treatment;
  • Different treatments may be done at different clinics and centres;
  • Therapy may be interrupted by life distractions and easily obtainable drugs and alcohol;
  • 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 Cross Border Treatment Alternative;

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.