Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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Coming to Terms with an Alcohol Problem

If you’re reading this it’s likely that you’re concerned about alcohol consumption. 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 team of professionals, recovering from alcoholism is possible for everyone, no matter how dire your current situation may seem right now.

Perhaps you’re still coming to terms with the destructive pattern of alcohol abuse, it can sometimes take a while to recognise an alcohol problem and admit to yourself that you need help, despite others showing concerns about how much time you’re spending preoccupied with drink.

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 treatment.

  • Alcohol abuse has been linked to serious physical health problems including liver disease and cancer, rehab treatment can help prevent further damage to yourself or a loved one.
  • Denial is often the first barrier to seeking help. According to, there are over 600,000 people who meet the criteria for alcoholism. Sadly, only 18% seek treatment.
  • Most experts agree that abstinence is the only path to recovery.
  • You do not have to wait for your situation to get worse before you seek help. It can be easier to overcome alcohol dependence in the early stages of a problem, both physically and psychologically.

Damian's Alcohol Recovery Story

Damian came to Providence Projects for help with his drinking problem.

Now 10 years sober, Damian and his wife Kateland share their inspirational journey into recovery.

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How We Can Help

Our treatment programmes are designed to treat individuals holistically, both physically and emotionally. Our aim is to provide you with the necessary tools to help you recover from the destructive behaviours associated with alcoholism.

Safe Detoxification from Alcohol

As part of your alcohol addiction treatment, our medical team will conduct an assessment to better understand your health, and may provide you with an detox plan to comfort you during the withdrawal phase of treatment. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can very in length and difficulty depending on the individual

Once our team are happy with your progress, you will begin the primary treatment programme which consists of evidence-based therapies, holistic therapies, and character building exercises. Our treatment model incorporates the latest, evidence-based therapies, such as group therapy, CBT, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention strategies.

You’re in safe hands with us, and our goal is to help nurture you in a safe environment by providing you with the support needed to sustain long-term abstinence from drink. Rehab for alcohol is only the beginning of your recovery journey, and to help support you and your loved ones during and after rehab, we offer family support & aftercare as part of our treatment offering.

Are you unsure as to whether you need alcohol treatment? Perhaps you’re concerned about a loved ones drinking habit? We offer a free alcohol addiction assessment to anyone concerned. 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.

Benefits of Private Residential Alcohol Treatment

While there are many alcohol treatment options in the UK – such as detox facilities, community support, 12-step fellowship meetings and home detox services, private residential treatment will always offer the most comprehensive and structured form of care, especially to monitor and help with any withdrawal symptoms.

And for those with a long history of alcohol abuse, there are a number of complications and challenges that may arise from attempting to quit alcohol without professional help.

  • Detoxing from alcohol without the support of a healthcare professional can be dangerous, resulting in severe withdrawal symptoms such as delirium tremens
  • Simply quitting alcohol will not treat the root causes of addiction, intensive therapy is the key to overcoming the psychological nature of dependence
  • Alcohol is easily accessible from the home environment
  • It can take a while to adapt to life without drink, especially when life is hectic or stressful

Residential treatment solves these problems, and by taking yourself out of the drinking environment, you can focus on your recovery under the care of our healthcare professionals. Furthermore, going private gives you immediate access to lifesaving alcohol treatment.

How We Can Help




Full Assessment


Detox (if required)


Therapeutic Programme

The secondary 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.

Statistics showhat clients who attend extended programmes are less likely to relapse in the future, and so secondary care is designed to offer additional protection in the early stages of recovery.

I have just spent 28 days at 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

What are the Goals from Alcohol Rehab Treatment?

Overcoming your addiction to alcohol requires more than just stopping, ‘staying quit’ requires a number of lifestyle changes and commitments.

The main goals of treatment include:

  • Helping you understand that problematic drinking is an illness that requires maintenance like any other condition
  • Identifying the root causes of alcoholism which may include trauma, abuse or co-occuring mental health disorders.
  • Learning the triggers or stressors that lead to binge drinking episodes
  • Empowering you to love yourself and take responsibility for your drink issues
  • Improving mental health and physical wellbeing
  • Seeing the value in human connection by sharing difficult feelings
  • Having fun, because life is more enjoyable without drink or drugs

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

Preventing an Alcohol Relapse

Support for your family during alcohol rehab

Alcoholism is a family illness. The ripple effects of this disease means 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.

Support for Families

Life After Alcohol Rehab

What happens when clients complete rehab for alcohol 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 treatment, the team will look to develop an individualised aftercare and relapse prevention plan. This will vary considerably depending on the nature of alcohol consumption, 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.

In conjuction with aftercare, our team will recommend that you attend AA meetings in your local area, or continue with outpatient therapy as part of our sober recovery services.

Start the Alcohol Rehabilitation Process Today

Finding the best alcohol treatment is vital for long-term recovery success. Our friendly and compassionate team will hold your hand through the process until you learn to love yourself again.

Here are just a few more reasons why you should choose us for alcohol rehab 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 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 us safely.
  • We have helped thousands of individuals and their families recover from alcoholism.

Your recovery journey starts here, call us today to enroll in the programme.

Can I Get Alcohol Rehab Treatment on the NHS?

Contrary to popular belief,  the NHS does not provide residential treatment for alcoholism. However, the NHS does provide free outpatient addiction treatment services.

However, it is possible to get 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 alcohol funding or free addiction services, please click on one of the below links.

Public Health England –
Drink Aware –
Alcoholics Anonymous –
NHS Alcohol Support –
Alcohol Concern –
National Association for Children of Alcoholics –

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Alcohol Addiction Treatment 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.

Are the staff fully qualified?

We 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 makes 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 alcohol rehab, 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 treatment?

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?

Yes, we are CQC registered with a rating of ‘Good’. This was last updated in March 2022.

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