How We Can Help

Although there are various treatment options for ketamine, private residential treatment at The Providence Projects in Bournemouth will provide a great opportunity to get clean and stay clean!


The drug rehabilitation process begins with a free assessment to measure your level of dependence and understand your medical history and any co-occurring mental health disorders you may be experiencing. During the assessment, we will also explain in detail how the programme works and answer any specific questions you have.

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Upon admission, one of our experienced doctors will examine your overall physical and mental health and discuss with you any other issues you feel we would need to be aware of to provide you with the personalised care you deserve. We take a holistic approach to ketamine addiction treatment and realise after years of treating others, detoxing or removing someone from the drug is only a small part of the solution. Understanding why you look towards drug use to feel better and the triggers that cause these emotions matter. Without a complete and comprehensive treatment plan for ketamine addiction, alongside a willingness to change, your chances of relapse are significantly higher.

Ketamine Detox

Our programme begins with ketamine detox, the first step on your recovery journey. Detoxing your body will result in some ketamine withdrawal symptoms. Having been assessed by one of our doctors, you will commence on a detox regime designed to enable a safe and comfortable withdrawal from ketamine. All detoxes are prescribed individually to cater to your specific needs. We understand that everyone will experience different symptoms during the withdrawal process. Many clients experience minimal withdrawal symptoms while others find the pain very difficult. In these instances, there are various options to assist with pain management. As part of the detox process, clients may also experience some difficulty with anxiety and this is treated by the Doctors and the counselling team in collaboration.

You may not experience withdrawal symptoms the same way as others do, and if it’s safe to do so, you may begin the therapeutic phase of our programme on the first day.

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Therapy to Address the Root Cause of Ketamine Addiction

Once we’re happy with your progress, you will begin the therapeutic phase of treatment. The next step of your recovery involves therapy to address the underlying reasons for your substance abuse. Our experience has taught us the most important steps in cementing an individual’s recovery process and preventing relapses when treating ketamine addiction come from using a holistic approach to therapy. That’s why at The Providence Project, we have a strong team of highly experienced therapists using the latest evidence-based treatments that can help you deal with the issues that keep you stuck in the cycle of dependence.
You’ll experience new ways to deal with your addiction and the triggers that come with it. And learn about tools and strategies to help you make better choices and decisions both in and out of rehab, as well as ways to deal with stress and the pressures of daily life effectively. Our primary goal is to equip you with the knowledge you need to improve every aspect of your life. And it only takes a quick phone call to get started!
Individual counselling

Individual counselling is one-on-one therapy where you can sit with your designated counsellor in a safe and completely private setting. We have found that even with the successes of our group sessions and other treatment options, some people still feel more comfortable in a private setting where they can share freely without feeling judged. Further, individual therapy is an opportunity to share your story.

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Behavioural Therapies

Using the strategies we teach in our behavioural therapy sessions, you’ll understand how your thoughts and reactions to them guide your emotions and decision-making. You’ll recognise that you can change these patterns and improve your life and the lives of others. You’ll also learn to practice positive reinforcement techniques and include motivational experiences that can help you stay motivated on your journey to recovery. A few of the behavioural therapies we use and have had great success with include cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention.

These therapies have their time and place in your Ketamine addiction treatment plan. When used together, they are powerful ways to change your thoughts on yourself and your thoughts on life. So why not start building a better life for yourself or your loved ones. Call us on 0800 955 0945 right now to speak with one of our professionals.

Group Therapy and Peer Support

One of the biggest benefits of residential treatment is that you’ll be surrounded by our dedicated professional staff and other people recovering from ketamine addiction just like you. Our interpersonal therapy groups offer some of the best opportunities to begin healing by sharing your fears, triumphs and experiences and understanding that many others are experiencing the same issues and are not alone.

Having a support base of like-minded individuals dedicated to freeing themselves from addiction is very powerful. Many clients find that group therapy is a key aspect of their treatment plan.

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family therapy sessions in addiction rehab
Involving the Family

Family therapy can be comforting or scary for some. Sometimes issues with family members or the guilt of letting your loved ones down can hinder your treatment progress. That’s why we feel it’s imperative to include family in video or face-to-face counselling sessions so that loved ones are involved in the recovery process.

After all, it’s the people we see every day and interact with the most that also affect us the most, either positively or negatively. Family therapy can often provide a way to communicate deep-seated fears or issues that otherwise may never be openly dealt with, leading to future problems or resentment. While family therapy is optional here at Providence Project, we highly recommend it because we understand addiction as a family issue.

Amy’s Ketamine Story

Amy is a Providence Projects alumnus whom we helped find better mechanisms and replace ketamine-taking with them.

Healing the mind and body is a holistic approach which we take very seriously. If you are looking for a similar outcome to Amy’s, call us today. We can help you right away.


What happens after ketamine rehab treatment is just as important as what happens inside. This can be a daunting time for some or an exhilarating time for others, but we want you to know we will always be here to offer our support. We offer bespoke outpatient treatment services and access to support groups if you need some additional care post-rehab. If you’re ready to begin your ketamine addiction recovery, join thousands of people who have found successful recovery with our programme.

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Getting Help with Ketamine
Originally developed in 1962 as an alternative anaesthetic, Ketamine was primarily used by veterinarians as a horse tranquilliser due to its safety profile as an anaesthetic and ease of use. As an anaesthetic alternative, Ketamine provides sedation and pain relief while maintaining cardiovascular stability. This makes Ketamine a very useful alternative for individuals undergoing surgery that have heart or lung problems. But lately, it has become a popular recreational party drug, and its misuse is negatively affecting many people’s lives, their immediate families, and those closest to them. We understand the desire to escape the pain of psychological problems, trauma, or the daily stress. We can provide healthier options to handle these challenges.
This has led us at The Providence Projects to develop programmes that can deal with the increased number of users seeking help; as experts in addiction treatment, we understand that quitting ketamine alone will not fix the problem, and an effective treatment plan is needed. As with any addiction, stopping is a great start but the key is developing the skills to ‘stay stopped’. If you or someone you know is addicted to Ketamine, please call us anytime to set up a free assessment with one of our team of specialists.

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Why Do We Become Addicted to Ketamine?

For many, feeling disconnected from your body and mind can be a very addicting experience, and we completely understand. The problem is the more frequent your Ketamine use, the larger your tolerance for the drug becomes, which means you need more to experience the same high. Ketamine addictive behaviour, especially where tolerance has formed, can lead to many physical and mental health concerns, including overdose. As with most addictive drugs, including alcohol, abuse normally stems from pain you are feeling, whether it be physical or mental.

Trauma that goes as far back as early childhood. Or the feeling can be the result of a recent breakup or death in the family. Ketamine has a numbing effect that blocks out physical and emotional pain and acts as a buffer, so you don’t need to deal with it.

Difficulties in your marriage or at work due to stress is another pain none of us want to experience.
In time, abuse can make you feel as though you can no longer feel relaxed without the aid of Ket to calm you down, creating psychological symptoms and dependence.

In essence, you’re self-medicating potential underlying mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD.

As a result, you may also experience feelings of guilt and shame, which can often worsen the problem.
But there is a way out. The Providence Projects has years of experience working with ketamine addiction, getting to the root cause of the issues, and resolving them so you can recover and move on with your life.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ketamine Rehab:
How long does ketamine addiction treatment usually last?

Our primary treatment programme runs for a minimum of 28 days, with the option to extend treatment at a fixed cost per week. See our cost page for more details.

What are the most effective treatments for ketamine addiction in the UK?

The most effective treatments for ketamine addiction in the UK typically include a combination of behavioural therapies, and support groups. Behavioural therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or motivational interviewing have been proven to help build new coping strategies.

Paul Spanjar, CEO

Paul is passionate about high-quality addiction treatment and truly believes that, with the right treatment, anyone can recover.

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