Get the facts about rehab
For people with drug and alcohol problems

Funding private rehab treatment


The aim of the Executive Rehab Guide is to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to tackle alcohol and drug problems proactively and at the earliest possible stage to avoid further damage to your career and relationships.

Private rehab funding options 

Considering rehab can be overwhelming enough, without the added worry of how much a treatment program will cost.

The Executive Rehab Guide has been created to support those suffering from addiction and to connect them to the right treatments and rehabs. 

We believe everyone deserves to have an affordable and effective treatment that is accessible to them whenever they need it.

Call us on 0808 1150 446 for confidential support at any time.

Payment or Funding options

Taking the first step

Taking that first step of facing your addiction and accepting your need for help takes a lot courage and is the vital first part of your recovery process.

If you have made the decision to go to rehab, you have made the decision to regain control over your life and the lives of those around you.

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Here are some factors to think about when considering treatment:

  • Addressing how serious your addiction is and that you need help.
  • Considering time commitment and the impact on work and family responsibilities
  • Assessing the financial cost of your available options

We are here to break things down fully and ensure the decision-making process is as easy as possible for you.

The cost of rehab in the UK ranges from £5,000 to £28,000, depending on the rehab centre, and the length and type of treatment.

Why is rehab worth the money?

  • It can be lifesaving – you cannot put a price on someone’s life, but rehab can be a turning point in your life
  • You are not alone – you can draw strength and support from others in the same situation, and receive expert advice from medical professionals
  • You are completely removed from temptation and easy access to drugs and alcohol
  • Fully qualified medical staff
  • Rebuild relationships with friends and family
  • Learn about yourself
  • Shielded from external influences and pressures

Read real success stories to see how rehab has changed the lives of others.

Admissions process to private rehab
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NHS funding for alcohol or drug rehab

Accessing your eligibility for NHS residential rehab can take several months. 

Although NHS resources are limited, it is still possible to receive NHS funding for private alcohol or drug rehab treatment. NHS funding covers community-based rehab or private residential rehab.

When applying for NHS funding for the residential rehab treatment, advisers will often recommend you to consider local community-based outpatient options.

This means attending a local support group weekly for a few months. Your local  GP will refer you to your nearest alcohol and drug action team.

For mild cases, this could be an effective option, but for acute addicts, this will not be enough to kickstart the recovery process. If your addiction is serious, you will need inpatient care in a hospital to detox and receive therapy. Talk to us about your options here.

Funding options:

1. Health insurance

Many of our clients are covered by a private healthcare insurance provider and can receive funding through this programme.

You yourself may have set up private health insurance for your family or it could be a benefit offered by an employer.

Many health insurance policies cover residential alcohol and drug rehab treatment – this depends on the insurance company and specific terms of the insurance package that you have chosen.

Most major private healthcare providers in the UK cover alcohol and drug treatment programmes.

Insurance providers: BUPA, Aviva, WPA, AXA, PPP, Blue Cross Shield, Cigna, Aetna, JSIS.

Admissions are usually organised promptly, often within 48 hours as long as the admissions team have the required information.

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2. Credit cards or other loans

There are, of course, other ways to acquire the finance needed to pay for rehab.

For some people, when they do not have the money disposable at the moment but know their recovery will benefit their lives (and financial situation as a result) they choose to pay using a loan or credit card.

Private rehab

The top priority for addicts is getting the right treatment. There are many funding options for private treatment which can help you receive the best treatment for a more affordable price.

Considering if the costs are worth it? Read more about the costs of addiction here.

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  • Free pre-admissions assessment
  • Medically monitored detoxification for drug and alcohol addictions
  • One-to-one, group and family therapy sessions
  • 1 year of free aftercare
  • Completely confidential service
  • World-class rehab treatment by top medical doctors and psychiatrists
  • Residential rehab programs with luxury accommodation and facilities

Our admissions team work their hardest to ensure a seamless and rapid admission. Learn more about the typical admissions process here.

What steps do I need to take?

  1. Contact your chosen clinic(s) and confirm whether they accept credit card payments.
  2. Verify what length of treatment you would need and how much this would cost.
  3. Liaise with the credit card company and ensure you come to a loan amount and interest rate that you can realistically and comfortably payback.
  4. Request a referral to a private rehab clinic from your GP.

What if I can’t afford residential treatment?

For patients or families who struggle to afford residential rehabilitation, we are able to discuss alternative and more affordable treatment options.

We also can give advice on funding options such as cross-border healthcare and funding via statutory services (NHS and social services).

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Our admissions team can help connect you to the right treatments and the right rehabs
Our admissions team can help connect you to the right treatments and the right rehabs. Call us on 0808 1150 446.