Alcohol Addiction Treatment & Rehabilitation
A warm welcome to the Providence Projects. If you’re reading this it’s likely that you’re concerned about your own or a loved one’s drinking. You may be feeling as though there’s no way out of the vicious cycle of alcohol addiction. We’re here to tell you that change is possible. With the right support, guidance, and alcohol rehab treatment, recovery is possible for everyone, no matter how dire your current situation may seem.
Entering an alcohol rehab clinic can feel like a big decision, and we want to help make the process as easy as possible. If you or a loved one are struggling with a drinking problem and are seeking professional help, we strongly recommend private residential treatment because it takes the individual away from the drinking environment and allows them to recover in a safe and secure facility.
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Alcohol Rehab 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 alcohol rehab programme will always offer the most comprehensive and structured form of support. From a fully supervised alcohol detox, to a bespoke therapy programme, residential treatment offers the best chance at a lasting, successful recovery. Clients are supported by skilled addiction counsellors to develop the coping skills to stay sober long-term and avoid an alcohol relapse in future.
The benefits of a private, residential alcohol rehab include:
- Sober transportation to the Providence Projects rehab centre.
- Medically monitored alcohol detox
- Bespoke alcohol rehab programme
- Individual counselling
- Group therapy
- Educational workshops e.g. shame, guilt, relationships, impact on family, relapse prevention
- Holistic therapies e.g. yoga, acupuncture, meditation & mindfulness, art therapy, music therapy
- Aftercare programme
We offer a range of alcohol rehab programmes, which have successfully helped thousands of individuals (read our rehab reviews) to recover from alcoholism since our doors opened in 1996. Our treatment model incorporates the latest, evidence-based therapies, such as group therapy, CBT, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, and 12 step treatment.
Our team of medical professionals, therapists, counsellors and support workers will remain on standby to support you through the alcohol addiction treatment process. We’re here to support you or your loved ones by offering compassion, understanding and love during these challenging times. Our alcohol rehab centre is a safe environment, and provides the necessary space for physical and psychological healing to take place.
Here at the Providence Projects, we understand that each client is different. That’s why we pride ourselves on offering bespoke rehab solutions and personalised treatment in order to be one of the best rehab centres. Our alcohol rehab programmes range in duration from 4 weeks to 6 months, and are tailored to the needs of the individual, to ensure that all our clients stand the best possible chance of a lasting, fulfilled recovery. You can discuss alcohol rehab with us by clicking the button below, or call our experienced, friendly team on 0800 955 0945.
Alcohol Addiction Treatment at the Providence Projects
Alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, as it is commonly referred to, describes the problematic relationship between the individual and alcohol. It is a dangerous and progressive illness, which occurs when a person drinks so much alcohol everyday that the body eventually becomes dependent on, or addicted to it. They will struggle to exert control over their drinking habits or manage the amount they consume. The impact on one’s emotional, physical and mental health can be severe, yet alcoholics will often continue to drink despite all negative consequences to their life and the lives of those around them. The effects can be devastating.
Whilst most people can drink alcohol safely, within recommended limits, and stop when they feel they have had enough, alcohol addiction is a disease, a chronic condition which manifests in a variety of symptoms. The alcoholic does not know when or how to stop drinking, cannot control how much they consume once they take the first alcoholic drink, and spends a lot of time thinking about alcohol. Alcohol abuse, on the other hand, refers to excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol, to the point where it causes problems, but where a physical dependence on alcohol doesn’t necessarily exist.
Alcohol addiction develop for a variety of complex reasons and there is rarely one simple cause. Alcohol addiction can take between a few months and several decades to develop, and there are certain risk factors which make some people more at risk than others. Whatever the reason, if you have reached a point where alcohol is more in control of you, than you are of it, you may be in need of some help to stop drinking.
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. This is often due to the denial which features strongly amongst most alcoholics, and is a major obstacle to many people’s recovery. Denial is a defence mechanism the body and brain employ to protect you from the harsh reality of your situation, and which enables you to continue in the addictive behaviour. Denial often prevents the alcoholic from seeing the reality of the situation, and whilst friends and family may try to discuss the problem, the alcoholic will be unable to see things clearly.
The first important step to overcoming alcohol addiction is accepting that a problem exists. Our team of addiction counsellors are here to support you and your loved ones during this process, so please give us a call to discuss your situation.
Why Choose Private Alcohol Rehabilitation?
Here at the Providence Projects, we understand how scary and overwhelming it can be to make the decision to enter an alcohol rehab clinic. But it is also one of the best, life-changing things you can do for yourself and those that love you. Most people who have developed a physical dependence on alcohol will require a stay in a professional alcohol rehabilitation facility, to help them detox safely from all substances, as well as to break the tortuous addictive cycle.
Entering a private alcohol rehab clinic like ours, provides a level of care, support and service that is difficult to find elsewhere. Not only is the individual able to detox safely, under professional medical supervision, with 24 hour staff support, but the comprehensive alcohol rehab timetable will help them to address the underlying, psychological issues, which motivated their addiction. This involves a combination of group therapy, one-to-one counselling, full relapse prevention programmes and other alternative therapies.
The benefits of being in a safe and structured environment, as opposed to outpatient services or a home detox with little to no support, are unparalleled:
- Opportunity to undertake alcohol detox safely with 24 hour professional support
- Opportunity to address underlying issues
- Access to doctors and medical professionals with real expertise
- Comprehensive rehabilitation programme, designed and delivered by expert addiction professionals
- The chance to rebuild damaged relationships
- Many physical benefits
- A brighter future
- Look better and feel better
- Start your journey to long-term recovery
What does alcohol rehabilitation involve?
Whilst there are many different alcohol rehab options out there, it is widely accepted that residential rehab programmes offer the most effective form of treatment. For those with a physical dependency on alcohol, the focused and structured approach of an alcohol rehab clinic provides the best chance at lasting recovery, and a strong foundation upon which to build a new life, drug and alcohol-free.
Upon admission, the first stage of alcohol rehab is alcohol detox. You will be assessed by one of our doctors when you arrive, 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 24-hours a day during this period. In conjunction with your detox, you will be engaging with the comprehensive alcohol rehab programme on offer from Day 1. This 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.
Routine plays a fundamental part in most rehab programmes, and this is intentional. Overcoming alcoholism is no easy challenge, and recovery requires discipline and to take personal responsibility. At the Providence Projects, the timetable is intensive right from 9am to 9pm. Days are packed with therapies, workshops, group sessions and activities, to keep clients busy and engaged.
For more information on what you can expect from a typical day in rehab at the Providence Projects, please see our Rehab Programme Details.
What Happens after Alcohol Rehabilitation?
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 programmes here at the Providence Projects. As clients come towards the end of their alcohol addiction treatment, they will work with their focal therapist to develop an individualised aftercare plan and relapse prevention plan. This will vary considerably depending on the nature of their alcoholism, their career 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 alcohol and drug agencies across the UK, as well as a range of leading, private therapists.
How much does alcohol addiction rehab cost?
We understand that cost is 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 private rehab prices are £5,995 for the first 4 weeks, then there is a weekly charge of £995 after the first 4 weeks. Our private alcohol rehab costs include a comprehensive assessment prior to admission, full detox regime with 24-hour supervision, all therapies such as individual counselling, group therapy, workshops and assignments as well as holistic therapies. The costs also include full accommodation.
Support for families affected by alcohol addiction
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 meetings are offered to all clients, where a trained counsellor will facilitate a counselling session for both the recovering person and their family. 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.
In addition to Family meetings, the Providence Family Day is the latest addition to our rehab programme, designed specifically for family members and significant others of those who are residents in our treatment facility. This is a worthwhile opportunity, for family members to meet staff and other families who have had similar experiences, to get support, identification, and to develop a greater understanding of addiction. Topics such as setting boundaries, roles within the family and relapse prevention are all covered through a series of educational workshops, group tasks and presentations.
We aim to make our services accessible to everyone, regardless of geography. That’s why our focus is to provide online and skype counselling, as well as virtual workshops and presentations about addiction, to those limited in terms of travel.
Why Choose The Providence Projects for Alcohol Rehabilitation?
Finding the best alcohol rehab 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. For over 25 years’ we have successfully treated thousands of individuals throughout the UK.
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.
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NHS alcohol rehab
We believe that everyone deserves equal access to addiction treatment, and a real chance at recovery, regardless of financial circumstances. Unfortunately, going to private rehab isn’t cheap. Contrary to popular belief, there isn’t such thing as a ‘free’ NHS rehab, as every rehab place needs to somehow be paid for. Whilst going to alcohol rehab is a certainly a big financial investment, it is also the best thing you can do for yourself, your family, and your future.
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, although there is often a long wait. 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.
Whatever your financial situation, the important thing is not to let it get in the way of accessing the help you need. There are many options available for alcohol addiction treatment, suited to different budgets. You should never feel that recovery from alcoholism is off limits to you just because you can’t afford private rehab treatment.
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Additional alcohol rehab FAQs
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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.
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.
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
- Therapy programme
- How long the centre has been running
- Success rates
- Alcohol detox provisions
- Consistent and recent reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alcohol withdrawals will occur when a person has become physically dependent on alcohol and tries to cut down or quit drinking. Unfortunately, this is often a very tricky situation. Home alcohol detox can be dangerous and the medical advice is very clear that people should not stop immediately due to the risk of seizure. Alcohol detox should be carried out only after being assessed by a medical professional, and ideally accompanied with 24-hour support.
When you drink alcohol, it is broken down in the liver, hence why excessive drinking can result in liver damage. The alcohol that does not get metabolised is absorbed by other parts of the body and this is what results in the effects of alcohol. For example, the alcohol that does not get metabolised by the liver may be absorbed by the brain. Depending on the amount of alcohol consumed, this will result in anything from feeling relaxed to complete drunkenness.
Like all drugs, long term usage will affect the tolerance of the individual and therefore the body requires more alcohol for the same effect. For example, when a young person starts to drink, they will feel the effect after one or two drinks. After many years of drinking, they would need 3 or 4 drinks for the same feeling.
Although factors such as quantity, length of dependence and general health play a part, alcohol withdrawal side effects will vary in each person. It is for this reason that medical professionals tread carefully in this area and those drinking heavily daily are advised not to stop immediately as this can lead to uncomfortable and very dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
Depending on the severity of the dependence, withdrawal symptoms can occur within an hour of the last drink, however most commonly the withdrawal symptoms will be at their worst between 24 and 48 hours into an alcohol detox. Withdrawals can range from mild to severe. However it is important to point out that alcohol withdrawals are very dangerous and can result in seizures. Another very dangerous symptom are DT’s. Delirium Tremens generally consist of shaking, confusion, hallucinations, agitation and increased blood pressure. This can be terrifying for the individual and their loved ones. This is another reason why alcohol detox should only be prescribed by a medical professional to ensure the correct regime is identified.
Below is a timeline of the possible withdrawal symptoms and when they may occur. This is only a guide:
Up to 12 hours after last drink
Up to 24 hours after last drink
Up to 48 hours after last drink
- High blood pressure
- Delirium tremens
As well as the clear physical dangers of alcohol withdrawals, there may also be a range of psychological alcohol withdrawals that occur during alcohol detox. Depression, insomnia and anxiety are three of the most common psychological effects from alcohol withdrawal.
What is not always clear is what came first. Many people that present for alcohol rehab or alcohol detox state that they initially drank to cope with anxiety. When the alcohol wears off, the anxiety returns. For others, the excessive alcohol consumption is the cause of the anxiety.
There is also a clear relationship between alcohol and depression. Alcohol is a depressant and excessive consumption greatly increases the chances of feeling depressed. The vicious cycle of alcoholism, unfortunately, lulls the drinker into a belief that drinking more helps to overcome the depression, whereas it exacerbates and prolongs the depression.
Insomnia can also be very hard to cope with. Heavy alcohol drinkers tend not to sleep well anyway and report waking up very early or regularly feeling as though they have not slept well. However, when trying to cut down or stop drinking, they find that sleeping becomes even more difficult. Both physical and psychological withdrawals are managed as part of the detox and rehab programme at the Providence Projects .
There has been significant research into what happens after the initial withdrawal. The symptoms experienced during this stage are often referred to as PAWS (Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome). The recovering person may not always be aware of these, but loved ones tend to identify them.
This is why the alcohol rehab programme element is so important. It is a great achievement to stop, but the key is developing the ability to stay sober.
Common PAWS symptoms:
- Difficulty managing emotions
- Trouble sleeping
- Low energy
- Mild depression
It is generally agreed that PAWS occur around 4 weeks after the cessation of alcohol and is one of the key factors in why alcohol rehab is key and that detox alone is rarely effective.