Paul Spanjar

Hi, I’m Paul, and I am the CEO of The Providence Projects

I can honestly say that heading up this incredible organisation is an honour and a privilege.  I have worked in the field of addiction for approximately 15 years and the team of people who work at The Providence Projects, are, in my opinion, the best team I have ever seen.

I, personally, fully understand the devastation caused by addiction and have seen, on countless occasions, how treatment at The Providence Projects can transform lives.  I would love to tell you about every individual case, and the personal stories of so many of our clients past and present to illustrate the magic that happens here, but there are just too many miracles to mention.

I am passionate about high quality addiction treatment and really believe that, with the right treatment, anyone can recover. So many times, I have met families who felt their loved one would never get better; I have met clients who didn’t believe rehab could work for them; and time and time again, The Providence Projects has demonstrated that, with the right treatment, addiction can be overcome.

Over the past few years, we have helped several centres around the world open up because we know our programme works. Our dream is that anyone suffering from an addictive disorder is able to access the type of help they need to overcome their addiction.

I am always proud to show visitors and families around our centres and if you ever want to arrange a visit, an assessment or want to simply find out more about what happens here, please just get in touch.

As well as my work here at The Providence Projects, I regularly work with ITV, exploring addiction issues and BBC Radio, where I answer calls on addiction. In between all of this, I still do some private work with individuals and families.

About Paul Spanjar:

  • Born: Born in Whitechapel in 1978
  • School: Went to school in Woodford, Essex. Primary School at St Aubyn’s followed by Bancroft’s School until the age of 18.
  • Family: Married to Louise, who manages to oversee administration at The Providence Projects and bring up our 2 children! (Bradley, 13 & Elkie, 5)
  • Work: Initially worked in Computer Games Industry whilst trying to decide what I wanted to do when I grow up!
  • Study: Was part of the first group of graduates from Bath University to study addictions counselling; the first addiction specific degree in the UK
  • Hobbies: Watching Spurs, playing golf and taxiing my children to their plethora of social activities.
  • Claim to fame: Was school Under 9 Goalkeeper, losing 9-0 to Brentwood with Frank Lampard scoring 6. I was awarded man of the match!

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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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"An unassuming house in the heart of Boscombe where miracles happen. From my initial talk with Paul, the admission process with Jon and my induction with Darryl, I was treated with compassion, empathy and understanding. All the staff had been in the same position as me!...If you are looking for a wealth of experience and knowledge around addiction, a safe environment to turn your life around and a solid foundation for your ongoing recovery you will not be disappointed.”
"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 "… 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…”
"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..."