Frequently asked questions

Behavioural treatments are a vital component of addiction recovery and rehabilitation. In active addiction a person develops many unhealthy coping strategies and behaviours that only serve their active addiction. Behavioural therapies address these maladaptive behaviours and their root causes, encouraging new and healthy behaviours that serve ongoing recovery.

It is important to understand that as a brain disorder, addiction treatment needs to focus on healing the brain and changing the persons outlook, perspective and mindset. Only then can recovery become a permanent fixture rather than just a break from using.

A medical detox is recommended for those that have developed a physical dependence to a substance. Withdrawal without a medically managed detox can be brutal and even life-threatening. Withdrawal symptoms manifest psychologically and physiologically. With a long standing drug or alcohol dependence they can become unbearable and therefore an unassisted detox is rarely successful.

Clinically a medical detox is proven to be the most successful and safest way of stopping a substance dependency. A medical detox also takes the individual out of their usual environment and affords them the peace, rest and support that they need in a temptation and stress free environment.

A medical detox can and often is, also a platform to addiction rehabilitation which is a must if the person is to avoid relapse.

It is an established fact that the most effective way to treat alcohol addiction is through intensive residential addiction treatment (conventionally known as detox and rehab). Over the years, our team have worked with many clients struggling with their relationship with alcohol. They can recognise the common symptoms and assess the level of the problem before devising tailored treatment and support, from first steps to post-treatment aftercare. We urge you not to suffer in silence but to contact Delamere today with a view to beginning your personally tailored rehabilitation journey.

This is not an easy question to answer as everyone responds differently to treatment and has different treatment needs. The longer an addiction is left untreated, the more ingrained the thinking, behaviours and beliefs associated with it become.

However, at Delamere we believe that our deliberately intensive, immersive and comprehensive addictions treatment programme encourages profound transformations within a relatively short space of time.

As a general guideline we recommend a minimum of 4 weeks inpatient treatment. It takes time for the fog of intoxication to lift and for emotions to settle. We believe rushing this process can be a mistake, so where we feel necessary we recommend an extension to treatment time.

We appreciate that many patients have concerns for their family and businesses that they have to leave whilst they recover. We will do all we can to support you in addressing matters of concern whilst you are in treatment with us. This way you can continue to focus on your personal recovery.

Once your inpatient stay is complete we continue to offer our aftercare out-patient support services for up to 12 months. Once again, this is subject to personal progress.

An addiction intervention can be a gold ticket straight to rehab treatment for those that have become too unwell and entrenched in their illness to understand that their life is at risk.

Most people resort to an intervention as a last means. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. The earlier an addiction is treated the less pain and misery the individual and those around them suffer.

Remembering that every time an addicted person uses could well be their last and that addictions only become progressively worse over time, it is advised that the right addiction help is sought sooner rather than later.