Alcohol Addiction Treatment

If you need help for an alcohol problem, residential treatment at the Providence Projects is the perfect way to recover.

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Getting Help for Alcoholism

If you’re reading this it’s likely that you’re concerned about your own or a loved one’s alcohol use disorder. You may be feeling as though there’s no way out of the vicious cycle of drinking every day. We’re here to tell you that real change is possible. With the right support and guidance from our trained addiction counsellors, recovery from alcohol addiction (also called alcohol use disorder) is possible for everyone, no matter how dire your current situation may seem.

Alcohol rehabilitation at the Providence Projects is the perfect way to start your recovery journey. For over 26 years, our treatment centre in Bournemouth, UK, has helped thousands of people to stop drinking through a combination of medical and therapeutic interventions. As part of treatment, we will conduct a medical assessment and provide you with a medically-assisted detox programme if necessary, to make that transition from detox to therapy as comfortable as possible.

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Signs you Need Help

Alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, describes the problematic relationship between the individual and alcohol. It is a dangerous and progressive illness that will not go away without alcohol addiction treatment.

Denial is often the first barrier to seeking help for alcohol use disorder. In the UK alone, studies have shown that over 600,000 people meet the criteria for alcoholism. Sadly, at least 500,000 of these have never sought help.

If you or someone you love is consuming alcohol beverages in the morning through to evening, this could be a sign that alcohol addiction treatment is needed.

There are many signs of alcohol addiction, for example, hiding or concealing alcohol consumption, missing important events in favour of drinking, poor work performance, dysfunctional relationships with partners and/or kids, obsessively thinking about the next drink, and signs of irritability or anger when attempting to stop are all signs of a drinking problem.

Alcohol dependence, which refers to the physical dependence on alcohol caused by long-term binge-drinking, may require specialist treatment to avoid complications associated with alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Part of the healing process involves treating the physical dependence (alcohol dependence) and the psychological dependence (alcohol addiction). Private rehab offers the best solution to alcohol addiction recovery because it incorporates both medical intervention (detox) and therapeutic intervention (rehab therapy) in a safe and secure environment.

If you are still unsure as to whether you or a loved one need treatment, we offer a free alcohol addiction assessment to help identify the best course of action.

Alcohol Addiction Assessment

We offer a free alcohol addiction assessment to anyone concerned with their drinking habits. The assessment will take no longer than 30 minutes and will be carried out by a trained addiction counsellor. The free addiction assessment done by telephone will cover questions about your history with alcohol, mental health and use of other substances.

Treatment Stages

You will be assessed by one of our doctors when you arrive in our alcohol rehab clinic, who will agree with you an alcohol detox regime to ensure you are comfortable and safe throughout the detox phase. You will be supported and supervised by staff during this period. In conjunction with your detox, you will be engaging with the comprehensive rehab programme on offer from Day 1.




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Treatment Programme

While there are many types of rehab programmes & treatment options in the UK – such as detox facilities, community treatment, 12-step fellowship meetings and home detox services, a fully residential treatment programme (inpatient treatment) will always offer the most comprehensive and structured form of support, especially to monitor and help with any withdrawal symptoms.

Our addiction treatment programme has been carefully designed to help individuals address their alcoholism and the underlying issues at play, as well as to develop the skills needed to stay sober long term.

The inpatient treatment programme lays a solid foundation upon which you can build your recovery. As all of our clients are unique, treatment plans are tailored to the individual and can vary in length and intensity. Primary treatment will range from 4-6 weeks.

Your bespoke treatment options will include:

  • Medically-assisted alcohol detox (if required)
  • 1-1 counselling
  • Structured group therapy
  • Exercise Classes
  • Workshops & Lectures
  • Fun activities
  • Alternative therapies
  • Music & Art therapy
  • Aftercare & Family support

Benefits of Residential Treatment

There are many benefits to residential treatment for alcohol addiction:

  • Immediate admissions, no waiting times for treatment.
  • Sober Transportation to our treatment centre from anywhere in the UK.
  • Opportunity to undertake alcohol detox safely with professional support
  • Opportunity to address underlying issues or trauma that led to addictive behaviours
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation programme, designed and delivered by expert addiction therapists
  • A supportive environment for mental health issues and a great location to start your recovery
  • Aftercare provisions and family support services.

Our inpatient treatment has successfully helped thousands of individuals to recover from alcoholism since our doors opened in 1996. Our addiction treatment model incorporates the latest, evidence-based therapies, such as group therapy, CBT, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention.

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Secondary Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programme

The secondary phase of our alcohol rehabilitation programme at the Providence Projects, is a great way to solidify the progress you have made during the primary treatment phase. This is optional and will be offered to you before and during your addiction treatment.

This is an extension of our primary treatment programme for alcohol addiction and costs £1,200 per week.

Statistics show that clients who attend extended rehab programmes are less likely to relapse in the future, and so our secondary alcohol treatment programmes are designed to offer additional protection at a reduced cost per week.

Our admissions team are here to support you through the alcohol recovery process. Speak to us via phone, email or Livechat today.

Preventing a Relapse

What happens when clients leave alcohol rehab is just as important as the progress they make whilst they’re with us. As such, we offer a range of aftercare & relapse prevention programmes here at the Providence Projects. As clients come towards the end of their alcohol addiction treatment, the team will look to develop an individualised aftercare plan and relapse prevention plan. This will vary considerably depending on the nature of their alcohol consumption, their career, mental health and relationship status, family set up, and safety of living accommodation.

All these factors and more will be taken into account before agreeing an appropriate course of aftercare. As well as our dedicated aftercare provisions, the Providence Projects also works closely with several drug and alcohol addiction treatment providers across the UK.

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I have just spent 28 days at the Providence Projects for alcoholism. It has been such a journey. I was rather frightened when I first entered, but this programme is extraordinarily well thought out.
Kate McConnell
October 22nd

Support for Families

Support from your family during your alcohol rehab

Alcoholism is a family illness. The ripple effects of this disease mean it can often be more detrimental to family members than to the alcoholic themselves. As part of our comprehensive alcohol rehab programme, we place great emphasis on including the family in their loved one’s treatment, as research has shown that support and involvement from family members can make all the difference to a person’s recovery.

Family support is offered to all clients, where our team will facilitate telephone meetings for loved ones affected by alcoholism. This can be extremely beneficial to all parties: by communicating honestly and openly, past issues can be addressed, and the whole family can start to heal.

Topics such as setting boundaries and roles within the family are all covered as part of these meetings. We aim to make our services accessible to everyone, regardless of geography. That’s why our focus is to provide online and skype counselling.

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Paying for Treatment

We understand that alcohol rehab costs are an important factor when seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one. Most alcohol rehab facilities aren’t cheap, but when the Providence Projects opened in 1996, our founder Steve Spiegel was determined to provide affordable, effective and high-quality care. We have made it our mission for addiction treatment to be accessible to as many people in need as possible.

Our rehab prices are £6,995 for the first 4 weeks, then there is a weekly charge of £1,200 after the first 4 weeks if you choose to stay longer.

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Why Choose Us?

Finding the best alcohol treatment for you is vital to long-term recovery and success. The alcohol rehabilitation programme at the Providence Projects is so successful because it incorporates leading, cutting-edge therapies, designed specifically to explore and address the individual’s addiction.

Here are just a few more reasons why you should choose the Providence Projects for alcohol treatment:

  • We have a ‘Good’ rating from the CQC
  • We have hundreds of positive Google reviews from real clients
  • We offer one of the most affordable alcohol rehab programmes in the UK
  • Many of our addiction counsellors, therapists and support workers are in recovery themselves
  • We can collect you from your home and bring you to our treatment centre safely.
  • We have helped thousands of individuals and their families recover from alcoholism.

Why Choose Us?

NHS Support Services for Alcoholism

Contrary to popular belief,  the NHS does not provide alcohol rehab. However, the NHS does provide local outpatient addiction treatment services.

There are two ways of funding rehab: the first is to pay privately and the other is to apply for local authority funding. This involves engaging with your local drug and alcohol service and making an application for detox and rehab funding.

This may secure you a place at a private rehab for alcohol detox and treatment, but the process is often lengthy and by no means a guarantee.

For more information around funding or free addiction services, please click on one of the below links.

Public Health England –
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Alcohol Concern –
National Association for Children of Alcoholics –

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Additional alcohol rehab FAQs

What is alcohol rehab like?

Alcohol rehab is an intensive therapeutic environment which aims to build a strong foundation for a sustained recovery from addiction. Routine and structure play a fundamental part in most treatment programmes, and days are packed with therapies, workshops and group activities.

Is alcohol rehab free?

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a ‘free’ alcohol rehab. Ultimately, every rehab place needs to somehow be paid for, whether that’s privately funded or funded by your local authority. Funding for drug and alcohol addiction treatment has become increasingly difficult to obtain, due to government cuts. There are groups and day services available within the community, usually run by the local drug and alcohol service in your borough or local authority.

The process to receive funding for residential alcohol rehab is lengthy, and not guaranteed. You would need to visit and engage with your local drug and alcohol service and then apply for funding from the local authority, which your key worker would help you with. The other option is to pay privately for a place in residential alcohol rehab, with prices ranging between £4-5,000 and £40-45,000 per month, depending on the type of facility you choose and the individual requirements you have.

What is the best alcohol rehab?

It can be difficult to know where to begin when trying to find the right rehab for you. There are so many alcohol rehab centres to choose from, which can all help you tackle your alcoholism, get sober and begin your life in recovery. Of course, different rehabs will offer different services, so it’s important to do your research well so you can reach an informed decision and find the best rehab centre available in your price bracket.

Some important things to consider when researching alcohol rehabs include:

  • CQC report and rating
  • Client-staff ratio
  • Size of alcohol rehab centre
  • Facilities
  • Therapy programme
  • How long the centre has been running
  • Success rates
  • Alcohol detox provisions
  • Physical health and mental health services
  • Consistent and recent reviews
Are the staff fully qualified?

Here at the Providence Projects, we are very fortunate to have a team of expert addiction counsellors who are leaders in their field. Nearly all of our clients’ feedback highlight the difference the staff members make to their overall experience, and how the people they meet here create a warm, safe and supportive environment which make Providence the special place that it is.

Our team of counsellors, doctors and administrative staff are dedicated to helping people get well. They have a whole host of qualifications and experience, which can all be found on our Meet the Team page. As the safety of our clients is always our first priority, all of our staff undergo rigorous checks prior to being employed. Please do come and pay us a visit, we’d love to show you around for you to see for yourself what our alcohol rehab centre is like.

How do I know if alcohol rehab will be successful?

It can be difficult to measure the success rate of an alcohol rehab centre, as unfortunately addiction is a relapsing disease.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, between 50% – 90% of alcoholics will have at least one relapse during their first four years of recovery. However, this doesn’t have to be the case.

The way someone embraces a rehab programme and the extent to which they put into practice the tools they learn in rehab to help them stay sober, the better their chances of achieving lasting and successful recovery from alcoholism. Relapse doesn’t have to be your story. Indeed, research indicates that completing an alcohol treatment rehabilitation programme can significantly increase an individual’s chances of not only avoiding relapse, but also minimizing the negative effects if they do have a relapse.

Choosing an alcohol rehab programme which is well-established, with a variety of therapies and workshops on offer, and which has consistently strong and recent reviews from past clients and their families, are all good signs that you’re seeking help from the right people.

What do I need to bring to alcohol rehab?

We tell our clients to pack as if they’re going on holiday for a couple of weeks, and to please limit their luggage to one large suitcase and one holdall bag. Bring comfortable clothes, some food and drink provisions, a bag of toiletries and other home comforts you may need. We would ask clients to leave laptops and iPads at home, unless they need these for work requirements or want to bring a kindle for reading. There are televisions in every house.

Will I be able to have visitors during alcohol rehab?

Here at the Providence Projects, we have seen first-hand the benefits of involving family and friends in their loved one’s ongoing recovery. Much research has been done to highlight just what a difference this makes.

That’s why we offer family days for those affected by their loved one’s alcoholism, as well as family therapy meetings, and regular visits. Visits take place on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and clients are asked to complete a visit request form prior to their visit, which is then reviewed by our therapeutic team.

Are you a CQC Registered Centre?

Yes, our alcohol rehab centre is fully CQC registered with a rating of ‘Good’. This was last updated in March 2022.

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