Rehab FAQ’s

For 25+ years we have treated over 10,000 people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Every success story touches our hearts, and we take great pride in the work we continue to do at The Providence Projects.

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Why Pay for Rehab?

There are many benefits to paying for treatment, some of them include 1. Immediate admission into rehab 2. Medically-assisted detox with 24/7 supervision (if required) 3. Accommodation included 4. Higher levels of personal care 5. Treatment provid...

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What drugs do you treat?

At The Providence Projects, we treat all forms of illicit and prescription based drugs. Our programmes have been carefully designed to cater for the needs of every individual and their struggles. The treatment process (including detox) can vary de...

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How can I improve my chance of success?

At The Providence Projects, we have excellent success rates but the key is often the commitment of the individual. By receiving the right help, and implementing the skills learnt on a daily basis, you give yourself an excellent chance of long term...

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Are there any restrictions on who can be treated?

Yes. The Providence Projects offer a full, free comprehensive assessment to ensure suitability. This is generally carried out on the phone but can also be arranged in person. We are able to carry these assessments out immediately and they usually ...

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Are staff qualified?

The key to a successful treatment programme is the team. At The Providence Projects, you will have access to our fantastic team of specialist doctors with great experience in detox and addiction as well as the counselling team who are all well qua...

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What happens if I relapse?

Of course, in many ways, the greatest risk of relapse is after treatment, back in the community. During the programme, you will have developed a range of skills to prevent relapse and our team are here for as long as you need us.

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Is treatment covered by insurance?

Very often, addiction treatment is not covered by insurance but it would be advised that you check your own policy as it is dependent on the type of policy and the wording within the policy. Most individuals will need to self-fund for treatment at...

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What is 'Rehabilitation'?

Rehab and 'rehabilitation' refers to the medical and therapeutic treatment process designed to treat the root cause of drug addiction and alcohol addiction, as well as other addictive behaviours such as gambling addiction. Visit our programmes pag...

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How quickly can I get into treatment?

We understand that when an individual or a family hits crisis and they want help, that help must be readily available. Therefore, at The Providence Projects, we are always able to arrange quick admission.

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How do I pay for treatment?

You are able to pay by debit card, credit card, bank transfer or cash. The 28 day programme is paid for on the day of admission. Visit our cost of rehab page to learn more about prices.

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Am I ‘bad’ enough for rehab?

This is a surprisingly common question. The nature of addiction / alcoholism is that the individual often thinks that their problem is not as bad as the next person. This is part of the denial; the most common characteristic of addiction or alcoho...

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Do you accept clients with a dual diagnosis?

The term dual diagnosis is a broad term. The Providence Projects offer a free assessment service. These assessments are generally carried out on the telephone and can be done same day. The assessment itself takes approximately 40 minutes and enabl...

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Where is The Providence Projects?

We are located just a few hundred yards from the wonderful beach front at Boscombe Pier; a great place to start your recovery.

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What are the staff like?

Please visit our Team Page to read about all our staff. We have staff team with over 200 years’ experience at The Providence Projects. The team includes our highly skilled counselling team, our wonderfully caring support team, the incredibly effic...

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Can I have visitors?

Once you have settled in, you will also be allowed visits and your friends or family can take you out for the day. As a general rule, this would be permitted after 2 weeks.

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Can I stay in touch with my family?

Yes. You are allowed to bring a mobile phone and an ipad or laptop if you wish. All accommodation has full wifi. You will not have access generally to your devices during the day as you will be engaged in the timetabled sessions, but you will have...

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Will I get my own room?

Yes. All clients at The Providence Projects are provided with their own bedroom and there are no shared rooms.

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Will I get a detox?

On admission you will be fully assessed by one of our doctor’s and they will prescribe any medication required both to assist with any potential withdrawals and any other general medication you may need.

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What happens when I arrive?

We generally ask you to arrive around 11am and you will be greeted by one of our counsellors to begin your induction. Your admission will be completed when you see our doctor at 12 noon.

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How long do I need to go to treatment for?

There is no definitive length of time, and it really does depend on a range of individual factors. The Providence Projects offer programmes ranging from 4 weeks up to 12 weeks.

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What can I Bring to Rehab?

This is a popular question and something we go through with you during your assessment and admission. Clothing that is comfortable, appropriate, and modest Comfortable shoes Toiletries Books, journals, and appropriate magazines Pictures of your fa...

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