If you are at the point where you find you can’t live with alcohol and you can’t live without it, an NHS Alcohol Rehab may seem the likely solution to your problem, but can you afford to wait? Waiting times for a place at an NHS Alcohol Rehab are lengthy due to a high demand and limited facilities and funding. The stark truth is that you may not have the luxury of time on your side. Although waiting times can vary according to the area that you live in, the general consensus is that places in NHS Alcohol Rehabs are few and far between. Quite simply, the NHS does not see treating alcoholismas a priority and, therefore, the funding for such treatment is poor and inadequate.

Whilst it is possible to access an NHS Alcohol Rehab, it is important to remember that there is an imbalance between availability of NHS Alcohol Rehab and the demand in the community. Addiction Helper recognises that finances for a private alcohol rehab can be a problem for some people. Wwe are very sympathetic to this, and will do our upmost to find a treatment package that is both affordable and suitable for your own personal needs. Obviously, if private funding really isn’t an option for you, we would always recommend asking for a referral to an NHS Alcohol Rehab as, although the waiting times are lengthy, this is a preferable option to no treatment at all. To find out more about the waiting times in your local area for a place at an NHS Alcohol Rehab, we would recommend that you contact your local GP or drug and alcohol service for further information. The most important thing is that you address your alcohol problem and seek help as quickly as possible.

There is a whole host of information available on the internet regarding waiting times for NHS Alcohol rehabs, and sadly little of it is positive. The sad fact of the matter is that if your or your loved one’s alcohol consumption has reached critical and hazardous levels, you may not have time to wait for treatment at an NHS Alcohol Rehab facility. Alcoholism is a killer illness, and requires prompt and intensive treatment if there is to be any chance of success. Annie, 38, from London speaks of her own personal experience in trying to get treatment at an NHS Alcohol Rehab for her alcohol addiction.

“By the time I realised I was in trouble with my drinking, I needed immediate help. I was losing my health, my mind and everything and everyone that I held dear to me. I was terrified I was dying. As a single mum of two young children, I had little money, so sought help through my local doctors, and asked for a referral to an NHS Alcohol Rehab. I was told in no uncertain terms that I would have to wait a couple of months at least. I knew deep inside of myself I couldn’t last that long and so borrowed money from relatives to go private. It saved my life and is the best decision I have ever made. I got well and was able to repay the money back in full. My children have their mummy back, and I have a life that I now love”