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At the point where you, or someone you know, has become physically dependent on alcohol, a clinical detox is the safest and most comfortable way to withdraw from alcohol and break the cycle of active alcoholism.
Naturally, you’ll want to understand what’s happening and what the best way forward looks like. Delamere can help. As a residential clinic that treats all aspects of addiction, we offer treatment programmes specifically aimed at helping participants overcome both the physical and psychological aspects of alcohol withdrawal and associated problems. Everything we do here is focused on achieving positive outcomes and ensuring that participants are able to overcome and grow beyond addiction. Most people who stay at Delamere because alcohol has become an issue need a detox initially and we facilitate this on site in our clinical detox unit.
At its simplest, alcohol addiction occurs when someone is unable to control or moderate their drinking.
Alcoholism signs and symptoms
Through our work with alcoholism over the years we are able to recognise a number of common symptoms. Sometimes, alcohol addiction begins slowly and augments over a period of time, passing through social drinking to heavy drinking to alcohol abuse and dependency. Sometimes the problem arises after a traumatic and difficult time, often involving grief or issues of self esteem. However the problem begins, the onward journey is painful and confusing, usually resulting in significant psychological and physical issues.
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NHS guidelines to gauge the likelihood of dependency to drink:
For more information about alcohol misuse and alcoholism visit the NHS site.
It is an established fact that the most effective way to treat alcohol addiction is through intensive residential addiction treatment. Over the years, our key personnel have worked with many clients struggling with their relationship with alcohol. They can recognise the common alcoholism symptoms and assess the level of the problem before devising tailored treatment and support, from first steps to post-treatment aftercare.
The Delamere experience is deliberately intensive and immersive in order to help you create some space between you and alcohol so that you can start to work through the reasons for what has been happening. After helping you to safely withdraw from alcohol we initiate a second phase of residential treatment which addresses psychological aspects of the problem and often uses a combination of group therapy and one-to-one counselling.
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If you are looking for help for a friend, working with someone or living alongside someone who is displaying symptoms of alcohol addiction, we can 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. Rest assured that if he or she decides to seek help, we are ready with an advanced range of personalised treatment options.
“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 equiped to deal with the demon drink.” – James
The effort to stop drinking often calls for intensive help, and it follows that if someone is unable to control the amount they are drinking, the most likely way forward is abstinence. During detox and rehab 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 your treatment has come to an end, usually after 4 – 12 weeks, we show 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. Aftercare planning comprises an important part of what we do, with the focus on relapse prevention sessions, realistic personal aims and action plans.
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