We know all too well that the process of finding the right kind of treatment can be an extremely confusing and daunting prospect. The range of options you can turn to are many and varied, from simply calling a specialist helpline to following a rigid, drawn out rules-based programme in an established addiction rehab.
Our multidisciplinary team of addiction treatment professionals take a new and innovative approach to addiction treatment. We teach our patients a lifestyle change that is easily blended into daily life; one that not only helps keep addictions at bay but one that enables personal growth, self care and fulfilment.
At Delamere we appreciate that recovery from addiction has to be worth it. If recovery can’t offer the simple things in life such as peace of mind, connection with others and enjoyment, then most will return to active using. We therefore work closely with our patients, encouraging and supporting them to achieve personal goals, not just in the inpatient addiction rehab environment but where most of their goals will be realised, back out in the real world.
Our Delamere clinical team treat all manner of addictions intensively and comprehensively within our state of the art addiction rehab retreat.
Addiction can manifest in alcohol, a drug or a behaviour. Whatever form addiction is presenting in your or your loved one, it is equally as serious and requires professional addiction help and treatment in order to successfully overcome
At Delamere we offer addictions help for ALL manifestations, including multiple addictions, dual diagnosis and co occurring illnesses such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.
Here are just some of the more common addictions that we regularly treat at Delamere:
Process and behavioural addictions
Addiction treatment is a very specialist treatment that should offer many different medical and therapeutic components. We at Delamere understand that different people respond to different methods of communicating, learning and expressing emotions effectively. We therefore offer a broad range of evidence based treatments that cover every basis.
Addiction, when likened to other chronic illnesses such as Type 1 diabetes, hypertension and asthma has a very similar relapse rate.
As a progressive disorder of the brain, treatment is key to recovery. Focusing on relapse prevention is a large part of what we do here at Delamere.
Preventing relapse is not only about having a firm understanding of your illness and having a detailed aftercare plan, it is about treating the root causes of addiction, addressing behaviours and increasing awareness.
Addictions treatment is also about involving the family, looking at every aspect of the patients life and having a solid support system and a recovery plan that accounts for every eventuality.
Source: NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
If you need addiction help for a family member, work colleague or loved one, there are approaches that we have found useful when encouraging them to start addiction treatment. Furthermore, we are here to support you also!
When encouraging a loved one into treatment:
Be supportive, reassuring and calm. Try to avoid confrontation when emotions are high. Speak to your loved one about treatment when things are calm.
Be ready to answer questions. It is a good idea to chat to a member of our Delamere team before broaching the subject of treatment. This way you are fully informed and can answer any questions that they may have
Listen to their concerns or obstacles to treatment and try to find a solution
Educate yourself and your loved one on the nature of addiction. It is a chronic and progressive brain disorder that is not curable but IS treatable
Alleviate their fears or preconceptions of what addiction treatment may be. We encourage anyone who needs help for addiction to come and have a tour at Delamere, so they can see exactly what we offer and we can answer any questions they may have.
If these approaches do not work, or your loved one is in crisis yet still refusing help, please contact our Delamere team to find out how we can help by conducting an addiction intervention.
Our programmes take place in a rural setting conducive to relaxation and recovery, with every single aspect of treatment customised to individual needs. Yes, there’s a lot of hard work involved, but that’s balanced by plenty of fun, such as movie nights, art therapy, music and dance.
It is our experience that with the correct addiction help and support, anyone can break the addictive cycle and undergo a profound personal transformation.
At Delamere our emphasis is on holistic care, treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms of addiction. As well as one-to-one counselling and group therapy we offer treatments such as yoga, dance, music interpretation, mood management and trauma therapy. We believe, and our experience shows, that treating every single aspect of a person brings about the most effective and long lasting changes. Changes that offer a life worth living.
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.