What is Detox?

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Detox describes the process facilitating a safe withdrawal from drugs or alcohol.  Withdrawal from drugs or alcohol can be uncomfortable, distressing or in some cases dangerous.  Hence the need for medical intervention.

There is not a set length of time for detox as the medication you require to detox may depend on a variety of factors including how long you have been drinking or using for, the level of your dependence and the substances which you may be using.

Any client that comes to The Providence Projects, will see an addiction specialist GP at The Providence Surgery on the day of their admission.  All Doctors at The Providence Surgery specialise in both detox and substance misuse. After consultation, you will be prescribed an appropriate course of medication to ensure safe withdrawal.  During this stage you will be monitored by the team at The Providence Projects with access to the prescribing doctor when required.

However, for most people with an alcohol or drug issue, stopping is not the problem; the problem is staying stopped. With this in mind, The Providence Projects do not offer a stand-alone detox service but a full rehab programme which includes detox when necessary.  All of the latest evidence demonstrates that detox on it’s own is very rarely successful in the long term and we therefore have designed an intensive 28 day programme which incorporates a full therapy programme.

The Providence Surgery is the most experienced group of substance misuse GP’s in the South of England and has been awarded an Outstanding Rating by CQC.

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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.”
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