Schedule: Monday - Sunday - 00:00 - 24:00

Getting Help: Clinics

Nhs Or Private Rehab?

Private Rehab

Most people prefer private residential rehab treatment for individual privacy and confidentiality. In most cases, admission can be performed within a day. If you have private medical insurance or if you have money to pay on your own, you will be able to get into the private rehab treatment. Getting an NHS admission to a private rehab clinics can also be possible.


Who Can Apply For Rehab Funding With The Nhs?

UK residents are entitled to benefit from free addiction treatment programs through licensed community based NHS rehab or private residential recovery centres across the country with the right equipment. 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. Depending on the readiness of your local dependency team to fund your rehab, getting into residential treatment might take numerous weeks.


You can find out where is the closest drug and alcohol action team at your GP.


Advantages And Disadvantages

Private rehabilitation facilities:

  • Flexible plan of treatment;
  • Spend of admission - within 24 hours sometimes.
  • One-location rehab: continuity of daily procedures and care;
  • Privacy;
  • 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;
  • Recovery is helped along due to therapeutic community that creates powerful bonds with doctors and other addicts;
  • Visiting accommodations are in some cases provided, visiting times and facilities to talk on the phone or get letters from loved ones;
  • Art therapy, equine therapy, fitness, gym and other correlative therapies are usually available;
  • Aftercare agenda;
  • Costs more than rehabilitation on the NHS;
  • It can not recovered by medical insurance.

NHS rehab:

  • It doesn't cost anything;
  • Privacy;
  • Accessible to everyone;
  • Located close to home and family in the local community.
  • Admission process takes a while;
  • You might not get sent to residential rehab;
  • Patients are sometimes required to attend different clinics with the right equipment;
  • Therapy may be interrupted by life distractions and easily obtainable drugs and alcohol;
  • Limited access to personal therapists during treatment program;
  • We provide the same staff and specialist throughout our treatment session to our patients.
  • Building an outpatient support network may be more challenging.

Ready to Get Help?

CALL US NOW ON 0800 246 1509


Nhs Alternative: Cross Border Rehab

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.

For UK based patients all information about that option can be found on the Alcohol Rehab Birmingham site.