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Where Can I Go to Rehab?

It is probably a safe bet you are visiting our website because you’re already aware of a substance abuse or addiction problem in your own life or the life of someone you care about. If you are concerned about yourself, you might even be asking where you can go to rehab. Well, you’ve come to the right place. We can give you all the information you need about rehab services and clinics.

Before we get to that however, we want to let you know that the services we offer are both confidential and free. We are a devoted referral and consulting service whose only mission is to make sure you get the help you need to get well. To that end, we work with service providers throughout the UK and beyond.

Here is a basic list of places you can go to rehab:

  • outpatient clinics operated by the NHS
  • local or regional private clinics
  • private clinics located abroad
  • facilities operated by local, and national or international charities.

NHS Outpatient Clinics

Accessing rehab through the NHS is significantly different from just about all of the other options. The first thing you need to understand is that the NHS does not provide residential rehab. Any such rehab accessed through them comes by way of a referral to a private clinic. Having said that, let us discuss what the NHS does offer recovering addicts.

All of the NHS rehab services are based on an outpatient model. That means recovering addicts visit NHS facilities and community-based organisations on a regular schedule. That schedule is determined by a GP and any other medical professionals that might be involved in making decisions.

Outpatient services include things like medically supervised detox, one-on-one counselling, group support and other therapies as determined by those in charge of handling your case. Oftentimes a recovering addict is expected to take advantage of community-based services while simultaneously accessing NHS rehab treatment.

Private Clinics - Local and Regional

We make it a practice to recommend a private clinic as the best place to go for rehab. We believe their proven track record of success makes these clinics the first option whenever possible. As for their locations, we start with local and regional facilities.

As of September 2013, there were approximately 60 rehab clinics operating in Britain, according to a report from the Huffington Post. Those 60 clinics are scattered throughout England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Whether or not there is one in your local area depends on where you live. Nevertheless, all it takes is one call to our addiction recovery helpline and find out.

Some people prefer using a local clinic if at all possible. However, this is not always the wisest course of action. There are times when an addict is better served by putting the greatest amount of distance possible between him or herself and the life they are leaving behind. A rehab facility on the other side of the country might be their best option.

Private Clinics - Abroad

There are times when circumstances dictate a recovering addict seek drug or alcohol rehab outside of the country. A business leader with local or regional name recognition is but one example. In order to receive treatment in an environment of anonymity, that business leader may decide to go outside the UK.

The good news is that there are private clinics located all around Europe and North America. Moreover, some of them are fairly exclusive as well. The most exclusive offer luxury amenities designed for wealthier individuals accustomed to that sort of lifestyle. In any case, please understand that seeking treatment at a facility located outside of the country will add to the total cost.

Clinics Run by Charities

Would you be surprised to find out that there are a small number of rehab clinics run by national and international charities? We don’t hear much about them because they are so few in number, but they do exist. These charities receive their funding through individual gifts and corporate grants. Some are faith based while others are secular.

The advantage of seeking treatment through a charity is that the services are generally offered free of charge. This is a great help to recovering addicts who want residential treatment but cannot afford it. Unfortunately, there is a downside: bed space and treatment options are limited by available funds. In other words, there might not be a programme available when you need it.

Accessing Rehab

Now that you know where you can go for rehab, the next question is how to access it. That’s where we come in. We make it a priority to always remain up to date regarding all of the treatment options and facilities currently available. Finding the right treatment for you or a loved one is as easy as giving us a call.

Yes, you could investigate all of the clinics and free services available on your own. However, that could take weeks or months. Frankly, when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, you do not have that kind of time to waste. Why not take advantage of the free services we offer? We have done all the legwork for you.

Whether you are looking for information for yourself or a loved one, there is no need to delay any further. Our trained and knowledgeable staff are ready and waiting to assist you as soon as you contact us. When you call, a representative will assess your circumstances, recommend the best treatment options, answer your questions, and, if necessary, help you make admission arrangements.

Do not put off your decision to get well another day. Understand that every day you do so, you are making a bad situation worse. What’s more, your drug or alcohol addiction is having a very negative impact on your family members and friends. Please, call us right now; do it for their sakes if not for your own. One call to our addiction helpline will immediately get you started down the road to a life free of addiction.


Health Insurance

Our Rehabs accept most of the major private health insurers.

  • AVIVA Health Insurance
  • AXA Health Insurance
  • Bupa Health Insurance
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
  • Vitality Health Insurance
  • Cigna Health Insurance
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