Success Stories & Rehab Reviews
Please read what our clients and their families have to say. In many ways, the evidence of a successful treatment programme is the feedback of the people that use the service. Across our site and our facebook page, you will see a wide array of feedback and rehab reviews which will give you a real insight into the experiences the residents have at The Providence Projects.
As I’m sure you will appreciate, there are 100’s more who would like to remain confidential but you will see from the rehab reviews and feedback that we have, that in almost every instance, our clients are not only very happy with the service, but so are their families.
Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Rehab at the Providence Projects
The Providence Projects is the UK's leading drug, alcohol and gambling rehabilitation centre, based in Bournemouth on the UK's south-coast. Learn more about us.
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Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Rehab at the Providence Projects
The Providence Projects is the UK's leading drug, alco...
Hear about Carey’s recovery from addiction and alcohol...
Hear from Jon and his wife about how alcohol affected ...
Hear about Paul’s recovery from alcoholism and addicti...
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Our success stories
Here are just some examples of what our clients have to say about their experience of treatment at The Providence Projects.
Nigel Radcliffe reviewed Providence Projects
23 July 2017
I’ve been in addiction counseling, treatment and management since 1990. I doubt any other professional has worked with as many different treatment centers, from the luxurious to the most basic. Whilst reasonable facilities are obviously important, I’ve found little correlation between cost and effectiveness. Its all about the quality of the therapists and the way they’re managed. I managed London Transport’s staff drug and alcohol programme for nearly twenty years. We used Provi because it worked. Dozens of TfL staff who went through the programme are still clean, sober and grateful. Nigel Radcliffe. Certificated addictions counsellor,FDAP
Chris Gregory reviewed Providence Projects
28 January 2014
This place will always hold a special place in my heart, they helped me get my life back, a magical place where miracles happen all the time
Phillip Tyler reviewed Providence Projects
10 April 2019
I came into Providence on death’s door, having suffered with drug addiction and alcoholism for 35 years. I was full of fear, paranoia, had no self-confidence and was completely unemployable. Whilst I found it hard at the beginning, over time my head began to clear and the staff helped me to learn things about myself I had never known, and to get honest about a lot of issues. I was lucky enough to receive funding to get help from Providence, a truly special place where I felt hope for the first time in years. I have since rebuilt relationships with my family, and secured voluntary work which I love, at a local drug and alcohol service. Thanks to Providence I have been given the foundation to rebuild my life, free of drugs and alcohol. Reply
Gary Cowie recommends Providence Projects
2 April 2019
An incredible place full of wonderful and understanding people . They have literally helped me turn my life around. I can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done for me
Richard Shottin reviewed Providence Projects
11 April 2019
Providence has changed my life completely. From living a life with no hope, this place has taught my how to live again. The group therapy and 1-1 counselling really helped me to discover who I am and what I want from life, free from drugs and alcohol. The staff are excellent and I know I wouldn’t be where I am now without them. I’d recommend Providence to anyone who needs help. Give it a go and you won’t regret it.
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 people I have ever know, some of them are still my friends and I know would they would be there for me if the need was to arise. I can’t really put into words my gratitude for everything that was done for me and the massive positive affect going there had on my life.
Matt Smith reviewed Providence Projects
5 November 2017
A very special place, with wonderful staff. 3 years on life is amazing. Thank you so much for everything you all did for me. Alcohol dependant and a chronic gambler the Provi gave me a platform to turn life around and that it has, meaningful relationships, wonderful friends and most importantly peace of mind. You told me good things would happen and they have – and continue to do so. Highly recommended…
Josh Smith reviewed Providence Projects
3 July 2019
The Providence Projects is a special place. The harsh reality is without this place, I would not be here today. I owe everything to The Prov for giving me my life back, giving me my life back when I had nothing left to give. The counsellors are nothing short of amazing and unparalleled to any in my experience. They genuinely care, they accept and encourage you to be who you truly are in a supportive environment. Their aim is give you a greater understanding of addiction and how to prevent relapses – they give you the tools to integrate this into your daily life. Since leaving The Prov I feel proud to live my life as a recovering addict. I will recommend The Providence Projects to everyone and anyone that is in need for as long as I live, the achievable possibilities from this place are endless.
Georgie Tindall reviewed Providence Projects
21 July 2017
I owe my life to Providence Project. The amazing team there gave me the foundations to an amazing recovery. I am over two years clean and sober now and getting stronger every day. Thank you for giving me my life back
Daniel Jordan reviewed Providence Projects
25 April 2019
I arrived at the Provy lost, scared and broken with all hope lost after years of addiction and treatment centres… but right from the start something felt different about the Provy, the approach and the whole team , from reception to support staff, it was here that I was loved until I could learn to love myself. I went through every emotion in my time here and for the first time in all the treatment centres over the years that finally I got the help, knowledge and tools for my behaviours for life, and this was the place I was allowed to finally be me, the groups were where I learned and the house I lived in is where a lot of my recovery was learned… it has a very unique way of working. I had two days to live at the end of my addiction, I owe my life to the providence, and to my counsellor Clinton, and also every counsellor in there played their part in where I am at today. I’m nearly 2 years clean and sober and with the Provy, fellowship and my Sponsor I honestly can say I wouldn’t be here today. I’m proud to be a part of the Provy family and the ongoing support and a spiritual home where the door is always open. Anyone struggling with addiction, I know it’s scary, and you feel alone with no hope, but from one addict to another…. the Provy will bring you home and most of all this is the place to heal and find and be the true you.
Chris Steiner recommends Providence Projects
5 December 2018
This place saved my life. I came into treatment broken and they helped to start to put me back together. All the staff take the time to focus on everyone as an individual. I can’t recommend this place enough
Caroline Emma-Wilks recommends Providence Projects
6 December 2018
Addiction is such a complex problem and there’s no straightforward solution to it- everyone must work out their own path. I can’t narrow my sobriety down to one single factor, but what I do know is that going to the Providence Projects was a very positive and significant step, where I initially showed a willingness and openness to change. It was extremely beneficial to be able to openly discuss my addiction with qualified therapists and be around other people who understood- you can be so totally different to someone, yet if you’ve both suffered with addiction, you will unquestionably be able to bond. I found the support of the team and the friends I made there hugely helpful. The Providence Projects additionally gave me a sustained period of sobriety in which to gain some perspective and be able to start looking at the bigger picture in a clearer way. If you’re reading this, then you’re probably struggling with addiction yourself, or know someone who is. My advice is just DO IT- go to rehab and really work hard on getting yourself out of the situation you’re in, starting with self-belief. Good luck. x
Phil Spalding reviewed Providence Projects
4 April 2019
I arrived at Providence Projects as a frightened emotional wreck. I can happily say I thoroughly enjoyed my 12 week stay with all the challenges and ups and downs. Staff were supportive, challenging, understanding, assertive with all therapeutic disciplines in equal measure. I would recommend Providence Projects to anyone with addiction issues as the best place to confront your issues, learn about yourself and change your life for the better. Don’t mess about … get in there and get on with it!
Khetsiwe Giles-Rowley reviewed Providence Projects
6 April 2019
Where do I start?? I truly believe that The Providence gave me my life back. I have been to treatment facilities before but some about Provy grabbed me this time. The staff were incredibly loving and tolerant with me and my peers throughout my whole treatment process. Today being 5 and half years clean and sober since my Provy days I can now call some friends. If you want somewhere to love you and guide you back to what your true essence is Providence Project is it.
Claire O’Brien reviewed Providence Projects
3 April 2019
The Providence Project was the best decision I’ve ever made. I was an acute alcoholic and could barely walk through their doors. The understanding and care I received was beyond imagination. I never believed I could rid myself of this addiction but I have by following a programme that enabled me to get well. My life is so different now, my family are amazed at the change in me. By following their programme I am free of addiction, have motivation and am happier than my wildest dreams. Thank you all for my new life, I am so grateful.
Megan Lindie reviewed Providence Projects
4 April 2019
The providence projects has truly changed my life! It has helped me turn my life around, by giving me the tools and skills to cope with life. Being young and going into rehab was scary for me but all the counsellors were so welcoming. The counsellors and the support team are one of a kind. They showed me acceptance and encouraged me to get the best out of treatment….I will always be grateful to the providence projects for helping me get my life back on track!
Phil Barnes reviewed Providence Projects
10 April 2019
Providence literally saved my life, and I will be eternally grateful. I was an addict for over 3 decades before I sought help. My choices were death, prison or rehab. I am so happy I chose to get help from the Provy to turn my life around. The staff are amazing. It was a difficult journey but it has been so worth it and my life has come completely full circle, I am a different person now. Thank you to everyone at the Provy!
Maxine Gargan reviewed Providence Projects
30 October 2016
I got clean and sober in 2000 in the Provy and have continued on the journey now just over 16 years the patience and love they showed me I will never forget. My life has got better and better having my twins along the way who are now 11 and also having the gift now of training to work in the field and to give what was given to me. This place will always be in my heart ❤️
Rebecca Whillians reviewed Providence Projects
8 October 2016
Today my husband Paul is 1 year clean and sober thanks to The Providence Projects, he has found himself again and is living the life he deserves. “A life beyond his wildest dreams” as it says in the big blue book – it’s true. He initially signed up for 1 month but soon realised he needed a further 2 months. Paul has been dedicated and followed the advice given to him. He would not be here today if he hadn’t been to The Providence Projects. I cannot thank or praise the program and staff enough I found them very supportive and would not hesitate to recommend them.
Joanne Allen reviewed Providence Projects
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 the day and keep it simple! Gratitude and love always Jo Allen
Ruth Elizabeth Montalbetti reviewed Providence Projects
10 December 2014
The foundation that was the spring board for not only me, and my life being completely revolutionised but all of my loved one’s too. A commendable team of staff who’s warm approach loved me when I did not know how to love my self. I will be eternally grateful and thus will my family who got there daughter/sister back from the grips of drug addiction. A safe and secure environment in which revcovery is facilitated and the tools for re intergrating into society are at hand. Much love to my Provvi family as always. Clean and Sober since 20/12/2012 and here is where it started. Xxxxx
Linda Jeffrey reviewed Providence Projects
25 April 2019
I just want to thank all the staff at the Providence centre in Bournemouth for my life. I know that sounds so dramatic but to me it is just that. I went in as a very scared lady in my sixties, broken and fighting two addictions. I really did not think I would last two weeks, let alone six months.But with the help, support and guidance of all the staff I made it. Even after I completed the three months. I knew deep down I had another battle to contend with. But with the help of the staff I made it through. Don’t get me wrong, you have to go through a lot of tears, truths etc, to get there. But if you put your trust in everyone, I can promise you will come out a very different person. Most of all I got my family back and that is something I will be eternally grateful for. So if you are thinking about this centre, stop thinking and phone for help. You will never regret that decision. If they can help a Sixty year old lady, they can help you.