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NHS Rehab.

A residential NHS rehabilitation centre refers to a free residential facility that offers treatment for substance rehabilitation. NHS rehab clinics can help with addiction to a variety of substances including alcohol, heroin, cocaine, and cannabis amongst others.

During treatment at any NHS rehabilitation center the person may need to be assisted through a medical detox (if there is a physical dependence). Withdrawal from certain substances can be life threatening and from others can be extremely uncomfortable. Therefore it is vital that the detox takes place in an NHS rehab where professionals are there to support the person throughout the process. NHS rehab clinics will also focus on the psychological side of the dependence. This will usually combine several types of therapy such as group and one-to-one therapy, educational seminars, and personal reflection through journal keeping. It is important that the person learns to understand their addiction and the reasons behind it in order to avoid future relapse.

Residential free rehab centers differ from other treatments in that they are more intensive than the outpatient options typically offered as a method of free rehab. The person is given some time away to really focus on getting themselves better. Another advantage of a residential rehabilitation centre is that the person is in a therapeutic environment surrounded by professionals that will make the process as easy as possible.

Home based free rehab may be a consideration in some circumstances. Triage Healthcare always recommends that residential rehab NHS is considered before home-based free rehab. This is due to the environment in residential free rehab centers being more conducive to successful outcomes. However, if residential rehab is not a feasible consideration, then rehab on the NHS may be offered at home.

Whilst it would clearly be preferable to receive free rehab, it is important to remember that there is an imbalance between availability of free rehab centers on the NHS and the demand in the community. Therefore, there can often be long waiting lists involved when trying to access the rehab NHS options. It may be worth considering whether there is any funding available for the more immediate private options.

When should someone seek Rehab?

Addiction can completely take over a person’s life. This does not have to be the case. Anyone can recover with the right treatment programme and rehab, whether it is an NHS rehab or a private clinic.

A sign of addiction is a change in finance. When substance dependence is present, financial problems will quickly become apparent. Unreliability, keeping strange hours, and being secretive are all indicators of an addiction problem. You may also notice an increase in new friends, who don’t seem “quite right”.

Two questions to ask are: 1. Can the person quit entirely when they honestly want to? 2. Is the person able to control the amount of substance consumed?

If the answer to either of these questions is no, please call us immediately to discuss free rehab UK wide.

Where to Rehab

There are two routes to follow when trying to access rehab on the NHS. The first of which is to see your GP who can provide you with a referral to a residential NHS rehabilitation center. However, we recognise that some people do not feel comfortable speaking to their family doctor about the situation, or do not feel that their doctor has been particularly helpful in the past. Therefore, there are also a number of self-referral services that can offer NHS rehab.

In order to find out about these service, please call one of our experienced advisors who can talk you through the process behind accessing a residential NHS rehabilitation center. It is important to remember that there is often a long waiting list for free rehab, and in some circumstances, rehab on the NHS is only offered on an outpatient basis. Therefore, it is also advisable to consider whether any funds are available for private treatment.

The advantage of private rehab centres is that they can be accessed immediately. We can normally set up admission to a private rehab centre within 24 hours of taking your call. This means that the person is immediately given some time away from the environment where the dependence exists, which is not always possible with NHS rehab clinics. This time away allows the opportunity to really get to understand the nature of the addiction and to develop coping strategies ready for the return home.

It is also possible to access private rehab centres overseas. This option can be particularly appealing to those individuals who have already accessed a private rehab centre in the UK with limited success, or for those who are struggling to access an NHS centre. By travelling overseas to access treatment, the person is completely removed from their problematic surroundings. Overseas treatment can also represent better value for money in some cases.

How long could Rehab treatment take?

The duration of stay in free rehab centers will vary depending on the particular situation, and the funding available through the local authority. Free rehab centers usually offer programmes which can vary from a week-long detox to a period of months for more intensive support. Regardless of the length of the free rehab programme, an attitude of ‘seeing it through’ is central to effectiveness (Trathen et al, 2008).

How much does a private Rehab center cost?

NHS rehab is free to access, which alleviates the financial concerns that many people face when considering treatment. However, it is important to remember that thousands of people are attempting to access free rehab centers every day, and so there can often be long waiting lists involved. If the person is in a position to wait, then this is the ideal route to follow, however for many people the situation has become so desperate that they need the more immediate treatment offered by private options.

Triage Healthcare recognises that there is a deficit in the provision of affordable private rehab in the UK. High quality free advice and information is provided to all, as well as best-value private options for individuals with a limited budget. If you arrange treatment through Triage Healthcare you will never pay more and in some cases you will pay less for residential treatment than by booking direct with a private treatment centre.

Where to find Rehab Centers in the UK

There are a number of different treatments available, including both free rehab and private options. It is important that the treatment is tailored to the individual – addiction is different for each person; there is no “one-size-fits-all solution”. In order to find out about free rehab or the other treatments that represent the best chance of success for all concerned, call one of our experienced advisors. Our advice is all completely free and confidential.

We are staffed by highly experienced and expert professionals in addiction medicine and counselling, who are ethically bound to give you advice according to the latest evidence of what works, and who are not allowed to advise you according to a profit motive. Rather we will advise you on free rehab in your area or find you the best value treatment given your particular circumstances and wishes.

Call 0845 869 4345 for immediate help for yourself, a friend or a family member.