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Gambling Addiction: An Epidemic?

Sep 14, 2017 By admin 0 comments

Our CEO, Paul Spanjar, has been asked to speak on both BBC radio and television in the last week regarding gambling addiction.  At the Providence Projects, we have experienced huge growth in demand for our gambling addiction treatment with some common themes.  Most commonly the addiction is either on-line gambling or FOBT (Fixed Odds Betting Terminals).  Both of these methods of gambling are incredibly destructive and can result in enormous losses.

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The New Government Drugs Addiction Treatment Strategy: More of The Same?

Sep 14, 2017 By admin 0 comments

The much delayed and anticipated Government drugs strategy was finally released in July and it appears we are in for more of the same.  Gone are the days of being able to access a residential rehab clinic through local authority funding, except for a very small number who have often had to wait for a long time.  

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The Providence Projects celebrated its 20th birthday in true style

Sep 19, 2016 By lee 0 comments

What a fabulous day. On Sunday September 11th, The Providence Projects celebrated its 20th birthday in true style. At the iconic Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth, on a glorious sunny day, ex-clients of The Providence Projects came from all over the UK and in fact the rest of the world to celebrate both their individual achievements, the success of The Providence Projects as well as catching up with old friends. As always seems to be the case, we were fortunate with the weather and people began to arrive as early as 10.30am.

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Anonymous or Not

Sep 19, 2016 By lee 0 comments

For the last few years September has been the time for many former addicts or alcoholics, now in recovery, to face a dilemma. Since 2011 September has been designated as Recovery Month in the UK following the example of the United States which has been celebrating recovery in this way since 1998.

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Gambling Addiction: The Silent Killer

Jul 14, 2016 By admin Tags: Gambling, Addiction 1 comments

2015 saw a worrying rise in the number of people requiring help for gambling addiction. The rise in high street bookmakers, the increasing on-line presence and the relentless marketing of gaming websites continue to drive this industry forward.

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Tackling Scotland’s Unhealthy Relationship with Drink

Nov 19, 2015 By admin 0 comments

Members of the Scottish Parliament passed a bill three years ago to set a minimum unit price on alcohol in the country. However, the introduction of this pricing has faced a number of delays, most recently following an initial ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that stated the action may infringe on free trade rules in the EU. The advocate general of the ECJ, Yves Bot, did offer some hope to Scottish lawmakers, stating that the move could be legal if it were proven to be the only way to deliver the public health benefits sought by supporters of the bill.

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Reframing the War on Drugs

Oct 30, 2015 By admin 0 comments

Australia is finding itself in a situation in which it has to rethink its policies on drugs. Many of the Commonwealth nation’s policies on drugs were set over the last 50 years or so, in response (at least in part) to three UN treaties. With each treaty came new regulations and prohibitions on drug use – some of which may have been rolled out faster than authorities on the ground were able to keep pace with.

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Alcohol Related Deaths Soar

Oct 15, 2015 By admin 0 comments

Deaths from diseases attributed to alcohol abuse continue to rise in England, according to a recent study that was published in the UK medical journal, the Lancet. Whilst smoking was previously the main concern as far as policymakers in the country were concerned, it turns out that junk food and alcohol are becoming a much larger problem and need to be tackled as a matter of urgency. Since 1990, there has been a 57% increase in the number of deaths from liver cancer and an increase of 42% in deaths from cirrhosis of the liver.

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20% of UK Pensioners Drink at Unsafe Levels

Oct 5, 2015 By admin 0 comments

A new study conducted by King’s College London found that one in five pensioners drink alcohol at unhealthy or even dangerous levels. The report was published in the British Medical Journal, and it drew upon the medical records of 28,000 people in Lambeth, a borough of London.

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Addiction and Prescription Drugs

Oct 5, 2015 By admin 0 comments

When many people hear the phrase ‘drug addiction’, their minds automatically turn to heroin, conjuring up pictures of addicts shooting up in a squalid city-centre squat. Whilst this is a very real side of drug addiction, we often forget about the other side: generally law abiding citizens who, for one reason or another, slip into addiction almost by accident.

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The Providence Projects has been successfully delivering alcohol and drug rehab for over 20 years. The highly skilled counselling team and a proven and innovative treatment programme combine to ensure that all of our clients have the best possible chance of recovery.

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