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.
At its simplest, alcohol addiction occurs when someone is unable to control or moderate their drinking.
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.
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 equipped 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.
Our Stop Start Grow model is a refreshing approach to treatment and is what makes recovery at Delamere different. Our goal is always to give you the mindset and tools to grow beyond addiction and live life on your terms once you leave us.
Settle into your new environment
and remove yourself from
Spend time with our therapists to discover what led you to this behaviour in the first placeDelamere treatment model
Set healthy boundaries,
exciting new goals and prepare for
life after Delamere
We believe that whatever the reason for alcohol addiction – whether from past trauma or present challenges – it has to start somewhere. Rather than adhering to the conventional step-based programmes, we look at underlying factors that drive your behaviour. Only by recognising how you arrived at this point can you begin to positively shape your future.
Stopping the cycle of addiction safely and comfortably
pain is causing
Instilling tools to help facilitate change and encourage continued growth
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