Dorset is a county in south-west England on the coast of the English Channel. Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester.

Statistics show that Dorset has a lower birth rate for the average rate for counties in England, and a higher death rate. The county has a smaller than average population of 15-35 year olds; the permanent residents are of retirement age, and yet the majority of drug users in the county that have been treated at the Providence Projects, a Dorset rehab, are visiting students and migrants from overseas or from other parts of the UK.

Drugs in Dorset

The NHS reported that in the five years previous to 2018, there were many drug abuse deaths in Dorset – and 17 of those accounted for were in Weymouth and Portland alone.

The Providence Projects has found that there is a pattern of excessive drug use in Weymouth, and that a huge 40 per cent of those in Dorset who have attempted to seek treatment, including drug rehab, for drug abuse have lived in Weymouth and neighbouring Portland.

Cocaine is one of the most commonly used drugs in Dorset. Cocaine is highly addictive and can have such a severe effect that those who are otherwise young and healthy run the risk of having a fit or heart attack after taking too much cocaine.

Cocaine abuse can have a considerable effect on a person’s mental health. Cocaine addiction and mental health can frequently reoccur together as a dual diagnosis – and can spiral out of control if it is not recognised and treated accordingly and by trained professionals.

The Providence Projects offers a free assessment for our cocaine rehab programmes for people in Dorset suffering from addiction. One of our addiction specialists is always available to take your call and run through the process.

Alcohol in Dorset

The Providence Project has experienced high levels of alcohol addiction in Dorset. Public Health England statistics have shown that the number of male patients who have attended hospital with an alcohol-related diagnosis over the last five years has reached a staggering figure; an average of 588 per 10,000 people.

We have treated many alcohol addicts from the Bournemouth area at our alcohol rehab, which reaches the highest rate at over 1,070 per 10,000 – with Poole not far behind at 858.

The Providence Projects treats every alcohol dependent case differently, as all have unique circumstances. Alcohol is a dangerous addiction, as drinking is so accepted in society. Yet excessive consumption of alcohol can magnify quite quickly – and conditions from alcohol addiction can develop into serious conditions such as liver cirrhosis and alcohol poisoning, and some cases can lead to forms of cancer and heart disease.

Those individuals with alcohol dependency can come from any type of background; they may be from any area in Dorset- the wealthy areas of Dorchester, ‘Millionaire’s Row’ in Sandbanks, or the more deprived areas of West Howe or Hamworthy. Wherever the back story, at The Providence Projects we treat every individual with the same empathy and kindness as anyone else that walks through our doors at our private rehab.

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Detox, rehab and addiction treatment at The Providence Projects

Many residents from Dorset that have come to The Providence Projects have tried to become clean and sober for month, and even years before they have reached the stage where they get in touch with us.

We have provided affordable and successful rehab programmes for those with drug, alcohol, gambling and other addictions for over 20 years – and have treated over 5,000 since our doors opened in 1996.

We have a wonderful team of trained doctors, counsellors, therapists support workers and alternative therapists offering their many years of experience to each and every person at The Providence Projects. Their dedication to their work ensures that every client receives the finest treatment – and the best chance to recover from addiction.

Joanne Allen

Joanne Allen reviewed Providence Projects - 5
3 March 2016  

Well where do I start… An amazing place that has given me the foundations to start my new life… This place has saved my life! The therapists are wonderful and the program superb! I have met true and honest friends who are my friends for life. My perception of life has completely changed and I owe that to the Provi. If you are looking for a rehab where the people really show an understanding, empathy and compassion this is the place. If your want to be able to go about… your day with reality and honesty look no further. Just for today I will enjoy t... See more

What specialist services are available at the Providence Projects?

We provide all aspects of alcohol, drug and gambling addiction treatment including initial assessment, assisted withdrawal, primary treatment, secondary treatment, aftercare, housing and individually-tailored recovery programmes.

At The Providence Projects, we also offer the UK’s leading Sober management services. Sober management in Dorset encompasses a variety of duties with a dedicated sober coach, tailored to your individual needs.

Our Sober Management Services include all aspects for everyday life, for example helping you to make any travel arrangements and providing extra support throughout your itinerary. This 24-hour support service has proved extremely successful; musicians on tour, business executives who travel, sports stars and others who feel as though they simply need high levels of one-to-one support, have previously used this service.

Our alcohol rehab in Dorset is second to none. The model of treatment currently used by The Providence Project includes the latest evidence based drug and alcohol interventions, such as Relapse Prevention, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, 12-Step and much more. There really is something for everyone – from acupuncture to boxercise, workshops to assignments, 12-step meetings to music therapy. At Providence, we aim to ensure that your treatment experience is not only successful but also enjoyable.

Why choose The Providence Projects in Dorset?

Our location

We are based in Bournemouth, in premises that were designed and built by us specifically for the needs of alcohol or drug addiction treatment, to provide the best possible experience and to encourage great success. The south coast is also very cathartic. The sea air, the golden beaches – the perfect place to recover.

Our staff

All of our team, including counsellors, doctors and support staff are highly trained professionals. They constantly strive to improve the impeccable service that they provide through industry innovations and expert information – all within a previously tried and tested business model.

Our programmes

We can, of course, tailor our successful treatment programmes to suit the needs of each individual that we treat. We can provide treatment from drug and alcohol detox all the way through to aftercare, and now have a successful family programme, which has proved to others to be a great help and support when a loved one returns home after treatment.

At The Providence Projects, we are very open and welcome visits to our centres prior to admission. Our prices are openly displayed on our website, and have no hidden extras. Our family-run treatment centres are by far the most welcoming – come and see for yourself.

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If you are living in Dorset, whether that is Bournemouth, Dorset, Bridport, Poole or Weymouth, you should have access to a range of counselling services available to you, depending on your exact location. If you are unsure of where to start there are a few options. Please remember that you may be able to get some support or advice from your GP. They will not however be able to refer into residential rehab if that is what you require.

There is a range of addiction help services in Dorset, but the largest are Gamblers Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. There are many local meetings available – we have put together a list of just some of the meetings open to you.

If you or loved one has any questions or would like more information about our Dorset rehab, the Providence Projects in Bournemouth, please call our trained counsellors today on 0800 955 0945.

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