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NHS Or Private Rehab?

Private Treatment

For many individuals, private residential rehab is the preferred treatment solution. In most cases, admission can be performed within a day. 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 treatment facility is also an option.

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. To qualify for NHS funding at a residential rehabilitation centre you'll possible have to provide evidence that you have tried to get in local community-based treatment options first. Depending on the willingness of your local addiction team to fund your treatment accessing residential rehab may take a number of weeks.

Get referral to the nearest alcohol and drug action team from your GP.

Pros And Cons

Private rehabilitation facilities

  • Relaxed treatment plan
  • Fast turnaround admission process within 24 hour duration.
  • All treatment is done on one place daily routine and care are in cohesion;
  • Confidentiality;
  • We provide the same staff and specialist throughout our treatment session to our patients.
  • Treatment will take place in an environment which is away from worries and temptations, so the patients can focus solely on recovery;
  • Strong bonds is provided by the therapist community with therapist and other patients that aid recovery.
  • Also we offer call, letter, accommodation and other facilities including visiting families and friends;
  • Complementary therapies like art therapy, equine therapy, gym and fitness are also provided.
  • Post Care Program;
  • Costs more than rehabilitation on the NHS;
  • Not included in health insurance cover.

NHS rehab

  • Free of charge;
  • Privacy;
  • Anyone can apply;
  • It's local and therefore closer to your family and home;
  • Lengthy admissions process;
  • Might not be referred to residential treatment;
  • In case of different treatments, patients may be asked to go to different clinics/centres.
  • Therapy may be interrupted by life distractions and easily obtainable drugs and alcohol;
  • There is a more limited access to personal therapist.
  • During and throughout the treatment, patients may not have the same therapist / staff caring for them.
  • Creating an outpatient support network might be more difficult.

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NHS Cross Border Treatment Alternative;

Securing admission into residential private rehab clinics in UK through NHS or local community addiction services could take months and the outcome is not definite. Funding through the EU cross border healthcare directive is however possible to gain a much faster access.

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