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This is agreed on an individual basis. The Providence Projects offer flexible treatment programmes ranging from 4 weeks to 6 months. In our experience any drug or alcohol treatment less than 4 weeks is unlikely to be successful.

Yes. Most visits are arranged for weekends unless there is a more convenient time. Under normal circumstances, we recommend that there are no visits for the first week while you are settling into the treatment programme. You would then speak to your focal therapist regarding any visits you would like to arrange.

At The Providence Projects, everything is done to ensure clients don’t feel trapped. You are allowed to go out into the community regularly but you will have to be with at least two of your treatment peers or a member of staff.

Detox is the word used to describe the safe withdrawal from drugs and/or alcohol. On your first day in rehab, you will see a doctor for your initial consultation. During this consultation you will talk about your alcohol or drug misuse, your general health and what happens when you stop drinking or using. The doctor, based on the information you present will prescribe an appropriate detox to ensure that you withdraw from alcohol or drugs both safely and comfortably. We will also be able to give you a clear indication after your initial assessment, before you start treatment, if it is likely that you will need a detox.

The Providence Projects design a bespoke aftercare package for each individual depending on their requirements. For those who are relocating to the Bournemouth area, we have a full intensive aftercare programme. For those who are returning home, we have a nationwide network of therapists and support groups with whom we work closely to ensure that the good work you started in rehab continues.

The treatment programme is designed to do several things but most importantly to break the cycle of addiction or alcoholism. Once the cycle has been broken, the programme is designed to address the underlying issues related to your alcohol or drug use and give you the skills necessary to maintain your recovery. A host of techniques are used but the main ones are one-one counselling, group therapy, written assignments, family therapy and workshops on various subjects including families, relationships, stress management, anger management, relapse prevention, 12 steps, self-esteem, assertiveness, addiction, alcoholism.

Addiction / Alcoholism is an illness. Like any illness, it often requires professional treatment. It is often very difficult to stop on your own but much easier in a safe, supportive environment with professional help. Most people in treatment actually report that it was much easier than they thought it would be.

All you need to bring is a suitcase of clothing, toiletries and a piece of identification. You are allowed to bring books, a mobile phone and an MP3 player. You are not allowed to bring a laptop, computer consoles or any other bulky items. If you want further advice on what to bring, please call and speak to Jon Radcliffe, admissions manager.

Quite simply if you have unsuccessfully tried to quit or cut down, you have a problem. On this site we have a simple questionnaire. Please complete the questionnaire and see if you have a problem.

There are lots of different rehab options available. Most have come to realise that there really is no need to spend £2,000 per week or more for alcohol or drug treatment. Historically, many of these rehabs have been funded by insurance companies and do not offer the client the best value treatment.

At The Providence Projects, highly trained, caring, professional staff deliver treatment in a high quality, comfortable environment at an affordable price. Many of the staff at The Providence Projects are in recovery themselves giving them an even deeper understanding of addiction.

Tip: When choosing a rehab, ensure they have a good track record of at least 10 years.

Unfortunately, there is no magic cure for alcoholism or addiction. Our experience suggests that those that give 100% during treatment and continue to put 100% into their recovery using the skills learnt in rehab never use or drink again. The Providence Projects cannot guarantee that anyone will stay clean and sober forever.

Payment for 4 weeks treatment has to be paid on or before admission. Payment can be made by bank transfer, debit card, credit card, cash or building society cheque. For those who are planning to do longer than 4 weeks, payment is normally made every 2 or 4 weeks.

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Why Us:

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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Our Model:

Steve Spiegel and Dr Turnbull agreed a mission when opening The Providence Projects in 1996 and our mission has remained the same; to provide effective and affordable addiction treatment in order to help men, women and families begin the process of recovery.

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If you are the person with the problem, or if you are the friend or family member and you want to speak confidentially or find out about the detox and rehab packages, please call us today and speak to one of our highly skilled addiction specialists on 0800 9550945.

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