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Welcome to the Providence Projects, one of the UK’s leading private alcohol rehab clinics. Based in Bournemouth, on the southern coast of England, we are alcohol addiction experts, who can provide you and your loved one with the help, advice and support you need. 

If you or a loved one need immediate help with alcohol dependency, please call our private rehab centre now on 0800 955 0945, where you can speak to one of our addiction therapists. Alternatively, please start a live chat now. 

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The Providence Projects has been providing specialist alcohol rehab treatment for over 25 years, and our team can offer you a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to addiction and recovery. We offer a range of alcohol detox and rehab programmes, and have been successfully treating individuals with alcohol addiction problems since 1996, helping them to recover and lead a happier, healthier life. To get started now, please call us on 0800 955 0945 or click on the appropriate link below.

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What is alcohol addiction?

Alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, as it’s commonly referred to, describes the problematic relationship between the individual and alcohol. It is a dangerous and progressive illness, which occurs when a person’s drinking has elevated to a level where the body is physically dependant, or addicted, to alcohol. The alcoholic will struggle to control their drinking or manage the amount they consume, and the effects can be devastating. The consequences are often severe: emotionally, financially, physically and mentally. The impact on the alcoholic’s family and friends is often worse. Yet unfortunately alcoholics will often continue to drink despite all negative consequences to their life and the lives of those around them.

Symptoms of alcohol addiction

Alcohol addiction can be hard to spot, as the alcoholic will go to great lengths to cover up their drinking. Here are some of the signs and symptoms to look out for that might suggest an individual has an alcohol problem:

  • Depression and anxiety 
  • Preoccupation with alcohol and where the next alcoholic drink is coming from
  • Being unable to stop drinking once you start 
  • Drinking in the morning 
  • Increased anxiety, depression and stress 
  • Physical withdrawal symptoms such as shaking, sweating, nausea and insomnia, liver or kidney problems 
  • Failed attempts to control the amount you drink 
  • Needing to drink more and more alcohol to achieve the same effect

Effects of alcohol addiction

The disease of alcoholism causes both long and short-term effects to the individual, which can be devastating and potentially fatal. The physical and psychological damage of the illness is severe, but entering a private alcohol rehab clinic can help the person address their alcohol addiction, and to heal from the chaos and pain caused as a result.

Short term effects of alcoholism include:

  • Blackouts
  • Drowsiness
  • Impaired speech
  • Fatigue
  • Unconsciousness 
  • Diorrhea
  • Vomiting 
  • Coma

Long term effects of alcoholism include:

  • Memory loss
  • Loss of attention span
  • Liver damage
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Heart damage
  • Pancreatitis
  • Osteoporosis/ Thinning bones
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyothapy
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke

Causes of alcohol addiction

Alcoholism is a complex mental illness, and it is usually difficult to identify a single cause for alcohol addiction. Most individuals will have been influenced by a combination of contributing factors, which have together led the person to develop alcohol addiction. These include genetic, environmental, psychological and social factors, as well as life events which can have a traumatic effect on a person and lead them to self-medicate with alcohol. Here at the Providence Projects, our expert alcohol addiction treatment team are able to provide you with appropriate psychological treatment and therapies, which will help you identify and address the underlying triggers and causes of your alcohol addiction.

How much is alcohol rehab?

Cost is often an important factor for people seeking alcohol addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one. Our aim when we opened over 25 years ago was to provide affordable, effective and high-quality addiction and rehab treatment. Our private rehab prices are £5,500 for 4 weeks including a detox, followed by a weekly charge of £895 after the first 4 weeks.

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Alcohol detox at Providence Projects

An alcohol detox is the withdrawal process by which an individual is helped to overcome physical and psychological dependence on alcohol. Alcohol detox is usually a requirement for those who have become alcohol dependent. Detoxing from alcohol is often a difficult process, and our aim at the Providence Projects is to ensure each individual is safe and comfortable throughout. Medication-assisted alcohol detox is the general rule of thumb in the UK, where medication is prescribed to individuals as part of an alcohol detox regime, and this minimises their withdrawal symptoms when they stop drinking.

NHS alcohol rehab

Unfortunately there’s no such thing as ‘NHS rehab’. The addiction services available on the NHS are carried out in the community, run by drug and alcohol recovery charities, and take the form of drop-in day centres and key-worker or group sessions. Often these services are accessible in your local area, which means the individual is likely to still be mixing with their peers from active addiction, and be in an environment with many relapse triggers. Sadly, the level of treatment isn’t usually intensive or specific enough to meet the treatment needs of the alcoholics and addicts who need it.

Why choose private rehab?

If you or a loved one want to stop drinking or using drugs completely, then private rehab is most likely your best option. Accessing the right professional support is crucial to beginning your recovery, but it does require a significant amount of determination and motivation from the individual themselves. Addiction needs to be treated as soon as possible, to ensure the greatest chance of lasting recovery. Private residential alcohol rehab provides clients with a safe, secure environment in which to address their addiction problem and the underlying psychological issues. Entering a private rehab clinic removes the alcoholic from their daily lives, thereby eliminating temptation to use substances, as well as any people or places that were triggers for their addiction.   

If you or a loved one are suffering with alcohol addiction, then don’t wait any longer to get help. You need to act on your recovery as soon as possible. Call us today on 0800 955 0945 for a free, initial consultation, or complete our quick and easy online contact form and a member of our team will be in touch immediately.  

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