Need Help?

Speak with our admission team

Call now on 0330 111 2015

Why choose delamere?

  • 24 hour medical team
  • UK’s only purpose-built clinic
  • All accommodation en suite
  • Discreet, private location
  • Family programmes
  • Unique, innovative treatment approach
  • Flexible length of stay
  • Free collection service
Call us now

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.

What is alcohol addiction?

Young man abusing alcohol

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.

Be alert for:

  • A compulsive need to drink, and difficulty controlling the amount you drink
  • Worrying about where your next drink is coming from
  • Drinking in the morning, or feeling the need to have a drink first thing.
  • Suffering from withdrawal symptoms such as sweating, shaking and nausea, which stop once you drink alcohol
  • Becoming isolated from family and friends
  • Spending less time at work or other activities because of drinking
  • Acquiring a tolerance of alcohol and having to drink greater amounts of alcohol to reach a state of intoxication
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms such as tremors, restless and agitation when not drinking alcohol
  • Turning to alcohol or similar substances to avoid the effects of withdrawal
  • Using alcohol for longer than planned and in greater amounts
  • Not being able to reduce alcohol use despite attempts to curb its use
  • Continuing to drink despite being aware of the problems it may be causing
  • Drinking, or thinking about alcohol most of the time

NHS guidelines to gauge the likelihood of dependency to drink:

  • Regularly drinking more than 14 units of alcohol a week
  • Drinking as much as 14 units in less than three days
  • Having very few alcohol-free days each week

For more information about alcohol misuse and alcoholism visit the NHS site.

Rob Gordon
Rob Gordon
24. September, 2020.
Verified review
Finished my four weeks here, fantastic experience helped me overcome alot of obstacles, mainly traumas can't thank the whole team enough. The building itself is at a high standard and can't recommend Delamere enough. Thanks again Rob
Ian Palfreeman
Ian Palfreeman
23. September, 2020.
Verified review
Please believe what you see in the video on Delamere's website, the facilities are first class as are the staff, who all work together to get you through the rehab experience. Cannot recommend too highly.
Connor Morrison
Connor Morrison
22. September, 2020.
Verified review
Delamere health has changed my life brilliant staff who genuinely care for your health and wellbeing the owner Martin takes it upon himself to meet each guest and be involved in your journey which is admirable. I will be forever greatful for everything Delamere has gave me and i would recommend this programme to anyone.
James Lightfoot
James Lightfoot
11. September, 2020.
Verified review
I was surprised at how friendly and relaxing the atmosphere of the Delamere was. It exceeded my expectations. Staff was on hand 24 hours a day and nothing was to much trouble. The standard's were excellent and the accommodation and food were wonderful. It has put me on the right path to finally beat my addiction. Ellen
jenna keates
jenna keates
11. September, 2020.
Verified review
Set in a lovely setting and calming environment. Rooms are set out well and always clean. Food is amazing. The 28 days recovery i completed has changed my life and put a whole new perspective on my life and i cant thank the lovely staff for all the support they provided me on my down days. Staff that you really do connect with and have respect for you. Highly recommended. Will always hold my journey in Delamere in m heart as its changed my whole outlook and perspective on my future.
Need help?
Call us confidentially at any time to speak to a member of our team.

Call us now: 0330 111 2015

Approach for alcohol addiction treatment

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.

Find out more about our rehab programmes today.

Detox safely in our medical facility
Free collection

Helping others with alcohol problems

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

Aftercare for alcoholics

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.

Struggling with alcohol addiction? Talk to us today