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There are a range of alcohol programmes available at The Providence Projects to suit your individual needs and requirements.

Whether you are looking for a short stay or a long term programme, you will be allocated your own addictions therapist on arrival. Your therapist will work closely with you during your time to help you achieve your goals.

The team of addiction therapists at The Providence Projects are highly skilled and experienced practitioners who understand alcoholism and what is required for long term recovery.

If required, the first stage is alcohol detoxification. On admission you will be seen by one of our doctors. After assessment, your doctor will agree a regime to ensure you are both safe and comfortable during the detox phase. During this stage, you will be closely monitored throughout. Staff will be on hand for you 24 hours a day for your safety and comfort.

As you come to the end of this stage, you will engage with the comprehensive alcoholism treatment programme which has been carefully designed to address the alcohol related issues and most importantly, help you develop the skills to remain sober long term.

There are various stages to the alcohol recovery process. We do not recommend that detox alone is a sensible approach. A period of rehabilitation dramatically increases the chance of long term recovery.


  1. Detox
  2. Primary Treatment
  3. Secondary Treatment
  4. Aftercare

At The Providence Projects, we are able to offer any or all of these stages.
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Primary alcohol treatment

Treatment plans for all clients are designed on an individual basis. Generally primary treatment will be anything from 4 – 6 weeks and can include full detoxification.

The basic primary treatment goals are:

  • Detox from alcohol
  • Improve physical health
  • Improve mental health
  • Explore consequences of alcohol
  • Explore effects on family and friends
  • Begin to rebuild damaged relationships
  • Develop skills to maintain sobriety
  • Explore underlying issues
  •  Family meeting

Beyond these goals, you will have a range of personal goals which you will agree with your personal therapist.

These goals are achieved through a range of interventions including:

  • 1-1 Alcohol counselling
  • Alcohol group therapy
  • Written assignments
  • Exercise
  • Workshops
  • Fun activities
  • Lectures
  • Alternative therapies
  • Family conferences
  • Music therapy
  • 12 step meetings

Secondary alcohol treatment

Secondary treatment is a great way to solidify the progress made in the alcohol rehab primary treatment phase. Often, alcohol is a just a symptom of the problem, and secondary treatment enables the client to explore, at a deeper level, the issues linked in with their drinking.

The secondary treatment programme will share many similarities with that of primary but due to the progress made during the primary phase, clients are able to explore issues that they were perhaps not ready to address during those initial weeks.

Secondary treatment involves further soul searching as well as a clear focus on relapse prevention. During this phase, there is further relapse prevention training as part of the reintegration planning.

In the western world, we often look for a quick fix or a pill to make us feel better. This does not work for alcohol recovery and sometimes it just takes a little longer.

Secondary treatment programmes generally range from 4 – 6 weeks. Many clients see it as a natural progression from our primary programme although others join at this stage if they have completed a primary treatment programme at another facility.

During this phase of alcohol rehab, you will again have your own dedicated personal alcohol therapist who will be your 1-1 counsellor. Together you will work through a range of agreed goals in your treatment plan and they are there to help you accomplish your goals. In fact, many clients, continue to see their therapist after they have completed their treatment.

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What issues are covered in primary and secondary alcohol treatment programmes?

At The Providence Projects, we understand that alcoholism is a complex condition. There are a range of associated issues and every person we treat is unique and will present different challenges.

As part of the therapy programme the following issues will be explored. For many, these are tied in with their alcohol misuse:

  • Self esteem
  • Anger management
  • Relapse prevention
  • Relationships
  • Stress management
  • Assertiveness
  • Families
  • Thinking errors
  • Shame and guilt
  • Boundaries
  • Grief and loss
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Self-Pity

Of course, not all of these issues would apply to all of our clients, but this is an example of some of the issues that are addressed as part of the comprehensive alcohol treatment programme.

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The Providence Projects are here for as long as the client needs us. Aftercare is something that is tailored on an individual basis to ensure you have aftercare that suits your needs. Aftercare can take many different forms. It can range from attending Alcoholics Anonymous once a week to 20 hours comprehensive aftercare outpatient programme.

For some, on-going one-one counselling is part of their aftercare programme, whilst others like to come and take part in weekly groups with us. Others, due to work commitments, like to have skype or telephone sessions. For those who wish to relocate, we can help them find suitable housing and they can engage with us for local aftercare.

The key is to design the right aftercare programme for you. Your dedicated therapist will work with you on this and ensure that you have an appropriate plan in place.

It is also important to highlight the importance of alumni at this stage. Due to the length of our success, The Providence Projects have a network of over 5,000 graduates across the UK. This network, coupled with the friendships made whilst in private rehab are also a part of ‘aftercare’. Our annual reunion held in September each year regularly has attendances of over 400 people and is another opportunity to connect with Providence graduates, and build that support network.

Alcohol rehab programme summary

  • 2 – 12 week programmes available
  • Free assessment
  • Immediate admissions available
  • Leading affordable private alcohol rehab programmes in the UK
  • Leading alcohol addiction therapy team
  • Outstanding medical team and support from The Providence Surgery
  • Comprehensive programmes to address the underlying issues
  • Great location
  • Great success rates

Whether you are the person with the problem, or you would like to help a loved one quit drinking, please call today and speak confidentially to one of our addiction specialist counsellors


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