Our History

The Providence Projects formally opened its doors in September 1996. Steve Spiegel, who had been working and lecturing in the field of addiction treatment both in the UK and abroad had a vision of a new style of drug and alcohol rehab in the UK.

Steve had been affected by alcoholism and drug addiction for over 30 years.  He had been into countless detox and rehabs throughout the time with little or no success before finally getting clean.  After training as a counsellor, Steve worked in the leading private drug and alcohol rehab facilities, often designing new programmes and implementing ideas that he had developed as a result of his personal and professional experience.

Steve found that although people would often appear to do well whilst in treatment, many would relapse within 12 months of completing their programme.  His vision was to design and create a treatment centre which would prepare individuals for life after rehab to ensure long term recovery.

Steve was passionate that he wanted this to work and by a series of coincidences met Dr Peter Turnbull. Dr Turnbull himself had also worked in the addiction field for many years and was widely seen to be the leading addiction specialist GP in the South of England.  Soon after they met, it was apparent that they shared many of the same beliefs about rehab and recovery and The Providence Projects was born.

Since opening in 1996, The Providence Projects has continued to grow, going from strength to strength.  During this time, the programme has been continuously streamlined and tweaked to ensure that latest evidence-based techniques are used.  With success rates that are second to none.

The Providence Projects have consulted government on drug policy, acted as consultant to several other treatment centres who have opened during this time, as well as provided drug and alcohol rehab programmes to Transport For London and ITV.  The Providence Projects are one of the leading rehab facilities in England.

The Providence Projects, a special place where miracles happen on a daily basis.

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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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"Am so so grateful to the Provy. Simply would not be alive today without them. I was skin and bones, a ghost who had given up on life. I found a programme that I could work that has not just kept me sober, but has given me back a way of life that I never had had before. I feel now that I was meant to walk through those doors, I didn't understand at the time how ill I was. Provy staff and peers, supported me, signposted me, councelled me, hugged me, encouraged me, and never gave up on me. Today, I am looking after my son who is off school sick. It's taken 18 months to see him. And without the providence project, I am absolutely sure it wouldn't have happened. Today, is a miracle for me and my son. Thank you, I am so so grateful to you all xxx
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"Today my husband Paul is 1 year clean and sober thanks to The Providence Projects, he has found himself again and is living the life he deserves. " A life beyond his wildest dreams " as it says in the big blue book - it's true
He initially signed up for 1 month but soon realised he needed a further 2 months. Paul has been dedicated and followed the advice given to him. He would not be here today if he hadn't been to The Providence Projects. I cannot thank or praise the program and staff enough I found them very supportive and would not hesitate to recommend them."
"A very special place, with wonderful staff. 3 years on life is amazing. Thank you so much for everything you all did for me. Alcohol dependant and a chronic gambler the Provi gave me a platform to turn life around and that it has, meaningful relationships, wonderful friends and most importantly peace of mind. You told me good things would happen and they have - and continue to do so. Highly recommended..."