Surrey is one of the Home Counties (counties that surround London) and has a population of over 1.2 million. Surrey is the twelfth most populated English county and the third most populated county in the South East.

Surrey was once enveloped by London; the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, Lewisham and Bromley were part of Surrey until 1889. Surrey therefore is a relatively wealthy county due to its economic, aesthetic, conservation and logistical factors.

Surrey has some of the highest property values outside inner London including Virginia Water, Cobham, and Esher. Yet when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, we have found at The Providence Projects that wealth of living isn’t a factor when it comes to misuse – there are always problems, whatever the economic situation. Learn why more people are seeking Surrey rehab support from our private rehab, The Providence Projects.

Drugs in Surrey

It was stated in 2017 by the Office for National Statistics that Waverley had Surrey’s highest rate of deaths from drug misuse between 2014 and 2016, and the borough received 16 deaths in this period – yet at the other end of the scale, Epsom and Ewell were among the 20 local authorities with the lowest rate of deaths from drug misuse in England and Wales.

Surrey as a whole recorded 83 such deaths, a rate of 2.4 per 100,000 people, one of the lowest of any county in England and Wales.  At our drug rehab, we have seen the number of women who suffer from drug abuse decrease in the past few years, but we have also seen the number of males suffering from drug misuse increase in the last five years.

The Providence Projects has experienced serious drug misuse in Surrey – and a high number of these were misuse of heroin and morphine. Morphine is a type of pain medication for both acute pain and chronic pain.

Alcohol in Surrey

At The Providence Projects we have recognised a need for alcohol addiction treatment in Surrey. In the years from 2015 to 2018 there was a review between Royal Surrey County Hospital and Surrey County Council to look for a case for change for alcohol addicts. It was stated that there were many adults that attended A&E with alcohol as a contributory factor.

A spokesperson for the council’s Public Health Lead for Substance Misuse stated that: “It was clear that there is a cohort of excessive drinkers in Surrey who were frequently presenting in crisis resulting in stretched NHS services and little long-term improvement. These individuals are not getting the help they needed.”

The Providence Projects acknowledges the need for drugs and alcohol rehabilitation for those who live in Surrey. We are one of the leading private alcohol rehab centres in the UK. Based in Bournemouth just a few hundred yards from the famous golden beaches, The Providence Projects in the perfect place for Surrey residents to start their recovery journey.

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Alcohol as an issue in Surrey

Alcohol misuse statistics are quite alarming. Where drugs and substances are deemed as unacceptable and ‘dirty’, alcohol is perfectly socially acceptable, which increases the chances of excessive consumption, with no real alarm bells ringing among family and friends.

This is no different in Surrey, and although there are many individuals who are addicted to drugs and substances, we at the Providence Projects noticed a real need for alcohol addiction treatment – and provide a service that is not just an affordable solution, but also with an impressive success rate.

We treat alcohol addiction very seriously. Some key facts:

  • More than 10 million individuals in England drink more than the recommended daily amount of alcohol.
  • According to Alcohol Concern, a British charity and campaign group, up to 22,000 deaths a year in England and Wales are associated with drinking too much alcohol – that’s twice as many as 20 years ago.
  • The number of units in a drink depends on its size and strength, and with strong beers, ciders and wines on the market, it becomes more and more tricky to count units. Excessive alcohol consumption can therefore happen very quickly.

Learn more about the causes and stages of alcoholism here.

There are many misconceptions about alcohol. It is a very serious addiction and can be dangerous; once alcohol enters the system it can cause immediate changes in major organs including the heart, lover and the brain. If an individual drinks alcohol for an extended period of time, there is a chance of long-term health complications as a result.

Ruth Elizabeth Montalbetti

Ruth Elizabeth Montalbetti reviewed Providence Projects - 5
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. ... See more

Aftercare for alcohol addiction

Aftercare is extremely important in the alcohol recovery process, and The Providence Projects recognises that addiction sufferers need extra care after their rehabilitation. Aftercare is tailored to every individual to suit their needs and can take different forms. From attending Alcoholics Anonymous and one-to-one counselling to a 20-hour comprehensive aftercare outpatient programme, we can work out together what best suits the individual.

For those who have travelled from other locations to the Providence Projects in Bournemouth, we can help find them suitable housing when they come to relocate – and can suggest local aftercare options in that new location.

Detox, rehab and addiction treatment at the Providence Projects

Most of the individuals from Surrey that are treated for addiction at The Providence Projects have tried many different ways and types of rehabilitation for drugs, alcohol and gambling addictions.

Some have discovered that their approaches, yet positive, have been unsuccessful and this leaves them downhearted and with no hopes for the future for rehabilitating and staying clean and sober.

At our private, residential rehab, we have a bespoke range of rehab programmes that have proved to be successful – which we are extremely proud of. The model of treatment includes the latest evidence-based interventions, including relapse prevention, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, 12 Step and more.

We have additional activities for those at The Providence Projects, including acupuncture, music therapy and boxercise, to help you feel comfortable during your stay. We aim to ensure that your treatment experience with us is not only successful but enjoyable too.

Help for addiction in Surrey

Whether you live in Guildford, Epsom, Woking or Reigate, the range of services available to you in Surrey for help with addiction is readily available. Be it counselling, group sessions or community meetings, there is always free help available to you, depending on where your exact location is.

You can always receive help, support and guidance from your local GP, but remember they cannot refer you into private residential rehab – if that’s what you prefer.

There are quite a few meeting groups for Alcoholics Anonymous in Surrey, called Mid Surrey Intergroup Meetings – mostly held in church halls. Please visit www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/members/regional-&-local-websites/South-East-Region/Mid-Surrey-Intergroup/Meetings for more information.

If you or a loved one is looking for Surrey rehab support or more advice about our rehab admission referrals process, please call today on 0800 955 0945.

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