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Here at the Providence Projects, we want you to know that it is possible to recover from drug addiction. We provide a whole range of detox and drug rehabilitation programmes. Whether you, or a loved one, have a problem with cocaine, heroin, cannabis, prescription drugs, crack, amphetamines, benzodiazepines or ketamine, there are drug rehab programmes here to help.

Assessment & induction

The first steps of drug rehab treatment can be overwhelming for many. Our team of friendly, experienced therapists, support and administrative staff are on hand to support you through the whole process.

Depending on the nature of your drug use, you may or may not require a detox. Regardless of this, on arrival all clients, on arrival, will be seen by a doctor for assessment before being formally admitted to the drug rehabilitation programme. During your initial consultation with the doctor, you will be asked about your drug use, the frequency of your drug use and the quantities that you are using to ensure that, if required, an appropriate detox regime is agreed. Once this has been agreed, it is time to embark on our superb drug treatment programme and take the first steps into recovery from addiction.

Our drug rehab programmes at the Providence Projects are widely recognised as the leading, most affordable private rehab treatment available in the UK. We provide bespoke programmes, as we understand that every client is unique, and we cater our services to suit each individual depending on their drug use, situation and budget.

You will also go through an induction process on the first day of your drug rehabilitation programme. This will be explained to you by one of our experienced addiction counsellors who will take you through the induction process. As part of this process, you will be given a tour of the facilities, your bags will be taken to your room, paperwork signed and the programme details will be explained. You will have ample opportunity to ask our counsellors any questions you have about the drug rehab programme.

You will be given your own timetable and treatment contract which outlines what will be happening and the expectations. You will also be given a folder of useful information to read through later in the day. With your personal counsellor you will work on a personalised care program and plan, which clearly lays our your treatment strategy.

Please note our rehab timetables are subject to change following the current government Coronavirus guidelines. For more information read our article Covid -19 Updates and safety measures.

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Primary treatment

The first part of the drug rehabilitation programme is the primary stage of treatment. Your individual drug treatment programme starts on the day of arrival. You will be introduced to the wonderful team of addiction counsellors and range of support workers and therapists. You will be assigned your own personal therapist who will work closely with you during your time. They will be your 1-1 counsellor and agree a treatment plan with you. You will regularly review this plan with your focal therapist to ensure that you are on track.

The primary treatment programme which we have been delivering, here at Providence, since 1996 is a holistic programme designed to treat addiction and the related issues.

It will depend on your individual circumstances, but generally primary treatment will range from 4-6 weeks. During the primary treatment, there is a comprehensive timetable of activities carefully designed to ensure that all clients detox comfortably, understand their addiction, build a solid foundation for recovery and work on a range of issues connected with addiction.

The length of your stay here at the Providence Projects will depend on a number of factors, such as your current intake level of drugs, previous relationship with drugs, physical and mental health issues and any other concerns. These can be assessed throughout the primary treatment stage, as to whether you would benefit from staying longer with us.

It is important that during this programme, clients are able to get a clear understanding of addiction and develop the skills required to maintain recovery. To do this, a range of approaches and techniques are used by the skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary team.

As part of your primary treatment the therapies provided are:

  • One-one counselling
  • Workshops
  • Assignments
  • Group therapy
  • Exercise classes
  • Self Esteem work
  • Complementary therapies
  • Fun activities
  • Lectures
  • Family therapy
  • 12 step meetings
  • Spiritual walks
  • Meditation & mindfullness
  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Guided visualisation
  • Acupuncture

These interventions are designed and delivered in a way that we are not just treating the addiction. It is designed in a way to address the other issues which are so often intertwined with drug addiction.

As well as addiction, most clients require help with self-esteem, stress management, shame and guilt, anger management, adverse childhood experiences, relationships, grief and loss, and families. You may find that some of these apply; some may even find that they need help with all of these. Our therapy team are here to help address and resolve these issues.

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Secondary treatment

Some people wish to remain in treatment for longer than the initial 4-6 week period. Depending on your requirements, you may look to move on to our secondary treatment programme. For some, this may not be an option due to other commitments but for others this is an essential part of strengthening the foundation made in the primary treatment stage.

During this second stage of the drug rehabilitation programme, clients continue to engage in the therapy programme and explore the issues identified during primary treatment in greater depth.

As well as resolving these issues, which many clients may have experienced for many, many years, there will also be an on-going focus on relapse prevention. The rolling relapse prevention programme explores triggers to relapse, coping mechanisms, high risk situations, thinking errors, drink and drug refusal and much more.

There is also a focus on reintegration and most clients will look to visit home during the secondary treatment phase. Secondary treatment is designed to soften the reintegration phase and ensure the smooth transition between drug rehab and real life.

Clients will also continue to work through the 12 step programme and this extra time in treatment allows clients to work their way through the majority of the 12 steps depending on their length of stay. This further strengthens their foundations and prepares them for life after private rehab.

Bradley Hill

Bradley Hill recommends Providence Projects
5 December 2018  

The Providence project was an amazing place and was a turning point in my life. I was a client for six months in 2011, successfully completing the primary and secondary stage. I had nearly no understanding of my illness or how to cope with life in life’s terms until I went there and with the support of all the staff, began to manage my feelings and emotions and gain coping mechanisms to live life clean and sober. Everything about the Provy is designed to give you the best therapeutic care possible, and at the core of this is all the staff, some of the most amazing peo... See more

Our Team

Although there are a range of technical aspects to high quality drug treatment delivery, the key to successful outcomes is undoubtedly the quality of the staff. Find out more about our team.

The Providence Projects drug rehab team have an incredible team with unparalleled skill, experience, knowledge and passion. The current staff team have over 200 years’ combined experience just at The Providence Projects.

All clients that come here for a drug rehabilitation programme complete a full service evaluation on completion to help us to continually improve our service. Without exception, every service evaluation comments on the quality and kindness of the staff. Working at The Providence Projects is not just a job to our staff; it is a vocation and we are sure that if you come here for a rehab programme or to have a look around our facilities, you will experience this.

We pride ourselves on the fact that we are family. All clients that come here for rehab become part of that and are part of our family forever. Ex-clients stay in touch with the team and their therapist for many years and as a team we are here for as long as you need us.

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Finding the right drug rehabilitation programme for you

Choosing the right drug rehab for you can be an incredibly daunting process. It may seem like you are overwhelmed with choice, as there are a host of drug rehabilitation programmes to choose from across the UK. Some are incredibly expensive, and it’s rare that these centres would be necessary for treatment in most cases. It’s important to think about what you’re looking for in a drug rehab programme, and create a checklist of things you want included:

We recommend the following criteria when choosing your drug rehab:

  • Affordable
  • Not too close to home
  • Experienced (at least 20 years)
  • Good rehab reviews
  • Success rates

Location may also be important to some people when choosing a residential rehab. The Providence Projects is located just a few hundred yards from the fantastic Bournemouth beachfront and is the perfect place to start your recovery journey.

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Relapse prevention

An important part of the drug rehabilitation programme at The Providence Projects concentrates on relapse prevention. This is covered in a range of the interventions used here at The Providence Projects. There are also dedicated Relapse Prevention modules delivered as part of the rolling timetable.

In these sessions, some of the topics covered include:

  • Relapse triggers
  • High-risk situations
  • Seemingly irrelevant decisions
  • Craving management
  • Lifestyle balance
  • Warning signs
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Drink and drug refusal
  • Thinking errors
  • Denial & justification

As part of our relapse prevention programme, clients will explore their own patterns, thinking, and behaviour in order to develop their own relapse prevention strategies.


There are a range of aftercare programmes delivered here at The Providence Projects. As clients come towards the end of their treatment with us, they will agree an individualised plan with their focal therapist. Your aftercare plan is personal to you, and will change depending on your needs, circumstances, and progress during treatment.

It will also depend very much on your plans and lifestyle after leaving treatment. Here are some factors that are considered in the aftercare plan:

  • Nature of drug addiction
  • Drugs used
  • Safety of accommodation
  • Relationship status
  • Family set up
  • Work / Business
  • Client preferences
  • Progress made in treatment
  • Location

Other elements of the aftercare plan include:

  • Detailed relapse prevention plan that accounts for your needs and personal circumstances
  • A number of supports you can turn to when things become difficult or stressful in future
  • Coping strategies and techniques when triggers and associations arise
  • Supports to help you deal with the emotional elements of maintaining addiction recovery – especially those elements which may surface after leaving treatment
  • Specialist help resources
  • Housing help

All of these factors are taken into account before suggesting the appropriate course of aftercare. The Providence Projects offer a great range of aftercare options ranging from 1 hour to 25 hours per week. We also have great relationships with a range of private therapists and statutory drug agencies across the UK.

If you would like to find our more about our aftercare options, please call us today on 0800 955 0945 and speak to one of our expert rehab therapy team.

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Drug rehab programme summary

  • 2 – 12 week programmes available
  • Full detox from all drugs
  • Free assessment
  • Immediate admissions available
  • Track record of proven success
  • Leading drug rehab therapy team
  • Outstanding medical team and support from The Providence Surgery
  • Comprehensive programmes to address the underlying issues
  • Great location

Whether you are the person with the problem, or you are concerned about a loved one, please call today and speak confidentially to one of our addiction specialist counsellors.

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Rehab prices starting from
£995 per week


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