How Much Does Rehab Cost In The UK?
As a British citizen you are entitled to alcohol rehabilitation treatment on the NHS which is free. This will involve being referred by your GP to the local alcohol community service, which will provide you with counselling and local support groups. You may be prescribed medication by your GP to help you manage withdrawal symptoms.
In some cases you may also be able to get residential rehabilitation treatment on the NHS if you can demonstrate that you have tried the alcohol community service and it hasn’t worked for you. Whether you are referred for residential rehab on the NHS will depend on whether the local addiction team are willing to fund your treatment.
Why Would You Choose Private Rehab?
Once you have accepted that you have an alcohol addiction, you may feel that you want to get going with the treatment and start to move on as quickly as possible and waiting for referrals on the NHS, can take some time. Treatment on the NHS can also involve going to different centres and not always seeing the same staff, which some people find disconcerting.
However many people are concerned by the cost of private rehabilitation facilities. This may be because we hear that many celebrities use them and assume that all rehab centres are extremely expensive, but this is not necessarily true.
Rehab centres vary enormously in the facilities they offer, the level of support as well as the level of comfort or luxury.
Residential rehab treatment centres usually start from around £1,000 per week but can cost as much as £10,000 per week for the most expensive service. The costs vary depending on a number of different factors such as:
- Level of luxury – accommodation, food, extra leisure facilities
- Length of stay required
- Any specialist treatments required
The important thing to remember, when considering the cost of your treatment is that it could be life saving for you. Having said that, just because a rehab centre is expensive does not necessarily mean that it would be better than the cheaper ones.
Choosing the right rehab centre is about making sure that they have the treatment and expertise that you require and then deciding on the level of comfort or additional services you would like as extras, in line with your financial circumstances. Having a swimming pool in your rehab centre is not going to improve your chances of success or failure but it might make your overall experience more comfortable.
For free independent and confidential advice on choosing the best solution for your alcohol addiction call us today on 0330 088 9518.