Alcohol Addiction

One of the most effective ways to treat alcohol addiction is through residential alcohol addiction treatment. Within our purpose-built, luxury rehab centre, the Delamere experience is deliberately intensive and immersive in order to help you or a loved one to create some space from the alcohol to be able to work through the reasons for what has been happening and led to addiction.

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Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol Addiction
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Help with alcohol addiction from Delamere

At Delamere, many of the professionals that make up our team have lived experience of addiction and recovery. Guided by this experience and therefore compassion and understanding, they work with guests to co-create their programme. Together we call on both time-tested and innovative treatments and holistic therapies to blend an immersive, wholehearted experience that’s rooted in change, healing, and truth. After helping you to safely withdraw from alcohol through a safe, assisted medical detox, the second phase of our alcoholism addiction treatment addresses the psychological aspects of the problem.

In this phase we often uses a combination of group therapy, 1-1 counselling, and more holistic therapies such as yoga, equine therapy, breathwork, art, and music. Guests will learn then how to stay sober and find rehab aftercare services local to them such as Alcoholics Anonymous to support their continued sobriety after their Delamere retreat.

Growing beyond alcohol addiction at Delamere

“28 days in Delamere has changed and saved my life. The whole team are caring, attentive and knowledgeable. I leave with a new zest for life and with more knowledge and better equipped to deal with the demon drink.”
James, Former Delamere guest


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When to seek alcohol addiction treatment

People typically come into alcohol rehab when their relationship with alcohol has become unhealthy.

Over the years, our professionals have worked with many clients struggling with their relationship with alcohol. While the signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction might be similar, we’re all unique.

Our experts assess the level of the problem before devising a tailored alcohol detox and support plan.

Some signs and symptoms of alcohol dependence include:

  • Lack of control over alcohol intake
  • Drinking despite negative consequences
  • Prioritizing drinking over relationships and responsibilities
  • Increased isolation from loved ones
  • Regular solitary drinking
  • Excessive time spent drinking and recovering
  • Persistent relapses despite attempts to quit

“If alcohol is costing you more than money and you’re unable to set limits around the amount you’re drinking, it’s time to seek professional help. There is no shame in asking for help with addiction. Myself and many of my colleagues have been there and we’re passionate about providing the right setting in which people can recover.”

Martin Preston
Founder & CEO

The Delamere approach to alcohol addiction treatment

An inpatient stay at Delamere is a deliberately intensive 4-phase alcohol addiction treatment, one which we have crafted over time and has helped many participants recover. Our emphasis is on holistic care to treat addiction and associated issues. This means that we treat the whole person rather than just the symptoms they present with. We believe that successful treatment runs far deeper than simply stopping the addictive substance or behaviour.

Our approach at Delamere comprises 4 core phases: Stop, Start, Grow, & Bloom. Everything we offer at Delamere aims at effective and lasting outcomes in addiction treatment:

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    Stage 1: Stop

    This phase addresses any physical aspects of your addiction. Our medical team is on hand 24/7 to ensure a safe and effective withdrawal.

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    Stage 2: Start

    During ‘Start’ we help identify the psychological underpinnings of your dependency as you participate in a variety of addiction treatment therapies.

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    Stage 3: Grow

    Our ‘Grow’ phase is the process of integrating the Delamere learning experience into life after treatment.

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    Stage 4: Bloom

    Our ‘Bloom’ phase offers intensive support on a weekly basis for the first three months of recovery once guests return home.

How to encourage a loved one to get alcohol addiction treatment

If you are looking for help for a friend, working with someone, or living alongside someone who is displaying symptoms of alcohol addiction, we’re here to help. It may be that the person in question is in denial about the extent of their problem, possibly even refusing to acknowledge that there’s a problem – and resisting professional help. At Delamere, we provide family support services and help your loved one confront addiction and denial. 

Should it be necessary, we also offer intervention services whereby we take the time to understand what is happening and help prepare and rehearse a formal intervention that will culminate in your loved one entering treatment with us. If you are considering organising an intervention for your loved one, friend, or colleague, contact Delamere today.


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    24-hour care & support
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    UK's only purpose build clinic
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    All accommodation en-suite
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    Discreet, private location
  • Family programmes
    Family programmes
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    Unique, innovative treatment approach
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    Outcomes focused
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Frequently asked questions about alcohol addiction treatment

How long does alcohol addiction treatment take?

Everyone responds differently to alcoholism addiction treatment and has different treatment needs. The longer an alcohol 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 treatment programme encourages profound transformations within a relatively short space of time.

As a general guideline, we recommend a minimum of 4 weeks of 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. Once your inpatient stay is complete we continue to offer our out-patient support services for up to 12 months.

When is an addiction intervention appropriate?

An addiction intervention is often the most appropriate first step towards rehab treatment for those who have become too unwell and entrenched in their illness to understand that their life is at risk. Most people seek intervention as a last means however 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 drinks 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. At Delamere, we offer addiction intervention support led by our professionals, who will ensure that the atmosphere stays supportive and that there are clear goals which should be met.

How does Delamere post-alcoholism addiction treatment?

At Delamere, guests have help not only with stopping but also with learning how to stay stopped, with treatment that addresses both body and mind. When the residential phase of treatment has come to an end, usually after 4 -12 weeks, we show guests how to take advantage of aftercare services such as those offered by Alcoholics Anonymous, and ongoing maintenance activities to ease the transition to life beyond the retreat. Our ‘Bloom’ phase focuses on supporting guests through the early recovery stages. Each week, guests reconvene with a small peer group, alongside a dedicated Bloom Mentor, and work through our bespoke syllabus of twelve weekly modules which have been crafted to support the first three months of recovery. Following this, our aftercare programme runs for 12 months and comprises weekly sessions during which guests can return to the clinic or attend sessions remotely.

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