About Us

Learn more about Providence Projects, its history and our approach to addiction treatment.

About Us

Providence Projects, also known as ‘Providence Project’ or ‘Provy’, is a drug rehabilitation centre based in Bournemouth, UK just a few hundred yards from the fabulous golden beaches.

Our team of experienced professionals have treated over 10000 clients with substance abuse issues since our doors opened with unrivalled success in 1996. We are one of the few rehab centres in the UK that openly display our treatment prices, and we believe that everyone should have access to affordable residential treatment without compromising on quality.

Our highly trained team of counsellors, therapists, doctors, alternative therapists and support workers combine to ensure that every client is given the best opportunity at recovery.

Our Model

The model of treatment includes the latest evidence based interventions including relapse prevention, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, 12 Step and much more. There really is something for everyone from acupuncture to boxercise, workshops to assignments, 12 step meetings to music therapy. At Providence Projects, we aim to ensure that your treatment experience is not only successful but also enjoyable.

We are proud of our service and would love to give you a tour. If you would like to have a look round, arrange a free assessment, make a referral or find out more information about the programme, please call us today on 0800 955 0945. Alternatively, read our rehab reviews to see what our clients have to say.

Transforming Lives
Day by Day

As a leading rehab provider in the UK, we’ve had our share of stories over the years, including high-profile footballers and musicians. Watch some of our client success stories and experience the transformation in your own life.

Client Success Stories

Our History

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 recovery and Providence Projects was born.

Since opening in 1996, 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.

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. Providence Projects are one of the leading rehab facilities in England.

Providence Projects, a special place where miracles happen on a daily basis.
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Situated along the south coast of England, Bournemouth is a popular seaside resort and the birthplace of Providence Projects.

There are many reasons to come to Bournemouth. The beaches are some of the best in Britain with miles of golden sand stretching into Poole Bay. There are also plenty of activities for all ages including surfing, sailing, fishing, golfing, horse riding, walking, cycling, water sports and much more.

The town centre has a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes as well as theatres, cinemas and museums.

Travel links to Bournemouth are available from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) which is approximately one hour’s drive away. Alternatively, you can travel by train or bus to Poole, Dorset where there are regular services to Bournemouth.

We’re located off the A338 in Boscombe, a short distance from Boscombe beach and a short drive from the main Bournemouth attractions.

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