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Paul Gascoigne 'back in alcohol rehab'

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Paul Gascoigne has reportedly re-entered a rehabilitation centre to treat his addiction to alcohol.

The former footballer was urged to admit himself to the Providence Projects clinic in Boscombe, Bournemouth by his father, days after appearing drunk at the police cordon where gunman Raoul Moat killed himself, The Mirror reports.

Gascoigne said that he would remain at the clinic "as long as it takes to be the person I want to be".

"I pray to God this one works," he continued. "I've not come for a holiday, I'm a sick person trying to get well. It's true what they say, one drink is too many and 50 is not enough. I don't go out for a drink - I go out to get drunk.

"It's not a social thing. I enjoy myself more when I'm sober. My hope is to complete the 12-week programme but I'll stay as long as it takes to be the person I want to be. I've got deals ready to be on the table for when I get well and I want to write a new book."

Providence Projects' founder Steve Spiegel said: "Paul has been doing really well. It's the first time he has been here and he has just completed his detox successfully."

Gascoigne added: "Everyone's fantastic, not one person has treated me as the famous Paul Gascoigne. They call me the Biscuit King because I steal all their biscuits.

"I am trying to take one day at a time. Yesterday I didn't drink, today I haven't drunk and tomorrow I'm hoping I'm not going to drink."

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