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Nobody stumbles across these pages by accident; we are glad you have found us. If alcohol, drugs or behaviour are causing problems in your life, we at Delamere can help.

When a substance or behaviour is costing you more than just money, you may well be suffering from addiction. That being the case we wish to assure you that everything can change with the right treatment and support.

The pages that follow are aimed to educate you and your family on what addiction is, how it affects those that suffer and how it can be treated. Suffering from an addiction can seem a very hopeless situation. It is true that very few recover. However, if you are ready to make changes and accept the right help and treatment, recovery is possible.

If you are struggling with a problem with alcohol, drugs, prescription medications or a behaviour, calling our team at Delamere is the first step to recovery.

Here at Delamere we take the time to listen, assess and advise on the best way forward for your individual recovery. Call us now for free, expert and confidential advice.

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What is addiction?

Before you seek help for addiction and tackle your problems, it is helpful to actually understand what addiction is. If you can identify yourself as an addict, then you will come to understand the seriousness of your condition by continuing to read through our website.

At Delamere rehab we treat addiction with the seriousness that it deserves. We understand addiction as a life threatening condition that not only harms the sufferer but causes a ripple effect of pain and unmanageability throughout their entire life.

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Although addiction often feels like an extremely lonely place to be, by contacting us at Delamere you no longer have to be alone. Not only are we trained professionals who can help you to make a full recovery but we have also overcome our own battle with addiction.

We use our personal experience of addiction to help those that are still suffering. Our team of multidisciplinary professionals are living proof that anything is possible with the correct treatment and ongoing support. We can show you how to turn your life completely around and show you how to use the hardships you have suffered to help others.

At Delamere we believe that no one is too far gone to recover, that no one should be judged for having an illness and that every one of our patients deserves to be treated with compassion, respect and understanding.
Born from our dedication and ethos, we have the pleasure of witnessing the miracle of recovery everyday.

“Addiction is nothing more than a coping strategy that’s stopped working. Delamere is a place where people come when they’re in crisis yet they leave having made profound personal transformations.”

Am I addicted?

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It is true that there are many signs and symptoms of addiction that someone else can look for in someone they love. However, identifying if you are addicted, we feel is much simpler.

When it comes to identifying if you are addicted to a substance or behaviour, answering yes to these 3 simple questions would indicate strongly that you are:

When you start using a particular substance or engaging in a problematic activity do you regularly lose control of the quantity i.e binge?

Do you continue to use a substance or engage in a certain activity despite harmful/negative consequences or wanting to stop?

When you are trying not to use or abstain from a particular activity or substance do you experience cravings, restlessness, dis-ease and obsessively thinking about it (preoccupation) ?

Not everyone who suffers from addiction has a physical dependence (although this is common with addictive substances) and not everyone who has a physical dependence suffers from addiction. This is why behaviours and emotions are more helpful in identifying if you suffer from this medically recognised condition.

What does addiction treatment look like?

If you can identify yourself as suffering from an addictive disorder, the next step is to look at the various treatment options available.

Depending on the severity of your addiction, the duration of your addiction, your personal circumstances, your finances and whether a physical dependence is involved, can all affect the addiction treatment route you take.

Addiction treatment varies vastly, from low intensity free help with addiction via a telephone helpline, to attending mutual aid support groups in the community, to high intensity professional treatment within a private addiction treatment facility.

At Delamere we offer private residential detox and rehabilitation programmes of the highest quality. Our treatment for addiction is deliberately comprehensive, intensive, engaging and immersive. We have found that our way of treatment keeps our patients focused on their recovery and benefits them the most.

You do not have to suffer from a physical substance dependence to undertake a rehab programme with us. If you do have a physical dependence to alcohol or drugs, you will undoubtedly benefit from undergoing a full medical detox within our purpose built detox centre at our Delamere rehab retreat, Cheshire.

By admitting for a rehab programme with us you will undergo many evidence based addiction treatments, all designed to treat and heal you as a whole person.

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At Delamere we ensure no stone is left unturned. All treatments are delivered within our retreat, even our gym sessions and unique equine therapy sessions, so you don’t have to worry about leaving the safety and privacy of our healing environment.

Family and significant others are also an important part of the treatment we deliver. You will be able to enjoy family and friends visiting and benefit from family interventions as part of your addiction treatment.

Following on from intensive inpatient treatment we are able to offer a gradual integration back home with supported visits and outpatient treatment. Unlike other rehabs, once you have graduated, this is not the point where we cut off from you.

We have found that supporting our patients back into society has a profound impact on their quality of life and success in avoiding relapse in the early and vulnerable days of recovery.

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What does the first session of addiction recovery entail?

At Delamere you can expect nothing less than complete professionalism at all times from our team of addiction treatment experts.

Before we deliver any of our treatments we will comprehensively assess your treatment needs. We do this firstly through a detailed assessment with our psychiatrist and your assigned counsellor, and secondly by closely observing you in your early days of admission.

Your first few days at Delamere are about recuperating to a point where you will be more able and receptive to treatment. We know how harsh addiction is, many patients come to us completely broken on every level possible. Therefore your early days with us are about rest, gentle therapy, breath work, nutrition and support.

Once you have physically started to recover we then can proceed with a bespoke rehabilitation programme to help mend all the other parts of you that addiction has touched.

Addiction doesn’t discriminate

Addiction affects as many as 1 in 3 of us and is characterised by a lack of control around doing something or taking something that is causing you harm. Think of it in terms of the repetition of a behaviour, despite the fact that behaviour is causing problems. Addiction affects people from all walks of life and is no respecter of race, religion, social standing, class or education.

There are also all manner of substances and behaviours that people can become addicted to. The substance is only a small part of the problem and is symptomatic of the condition.

You can read more about our work with specific addictions here.

“Getting well or recovering isn’t about adhering to a list of rules or punishing ‘bad’ behaviour, it’s about understanding and healing from addiction, loss of connection and trauma.”

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Frequently asked questions

Delamere offers a free assessment service and if you’re struggling with addiction we’d recommend you call our team for a confidential chat. We’ll take some time to understand what’s happening for you and what treatment is likely to be effective. You will speak with someone who’s in recovery from addiction themselves and is qualified to help. If you don’t need residential treatment, we’re pleased to offer outpatient services and can also signpost support group meetings and services local to you that can help.

Residential treatment at a registered clinic like Delamere is proven to be the most effective way to treat a serious addiction problem. The resource and expertise on hand at Delamere means we are able to help with both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction which not only helps you stop safely but also acquire the tolls you will need to stay stopped in the long terms and future proof your recovery. You can read more about our treatment programmes and environment here.

Most people choose to stay at Delamere for between 4 and 6 weeks on a residential basis. Our medical detox programmes tend to last between 7 and 14 days and our therapeutic programmes usually run for 28 days. Once your residential stay has come to an end, we offer ongoing support to assist you for 12 months. Where appropriate we tailor shorter, more intensive courses too or indeed longer stays depending on individual needs. It’s worth having a chat with our admissions team about what you need and how long is optimum.

Once you are ready to make a commitment to treatment we will honour that courageous step with a swift and easy admissions process. Provided we have availability we can usually welcome you straight away.

At Delamere we’re proud to employ some of the most experienced professionals in the addiction treatment sector. As a registered clinic that offers medical detox we employ doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants. Our innovative and dynamic treatment programme is delivered by therapists, facilitators and holistic wellness practitioners. During your stay you’ll also get to know our friendly hospitality team who provide great food and ensure you are comfortable throughout. Many of our staff are themselves in recovery and all at Delamere share in our vision of Exemplary Care in First Class Facilities. You can read more about our team and their experience here.

Yes, absolutely. We’ll also invite your loved ones to engage in workshop sessions to better understand addiction and the process you’ll be going through in treatment.

The following pages on our site outline our approach, ethos and services. If you’d like to visit us to get more of a sense of our environment and how we can help, we’d be pleased to welcome you at the clinic.