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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.


What is alcohol addiction?

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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.


James Dominiak
James Dominiak
November 18, 2020.
Verified review
Delemere has changed my life. From the moment I walked through the door broken they looked after me and helped me be put back together. The staff and facilities were brilliant and they helped me through a very difficult time in my life.
Alex Hawke
Alex Hawke
November 15, 2020.
Verified review
From the initial contact with Admissions manager Alex, through to Martin and his team.... at no point did they ever make me feel on edge despite many coming in having preconceived ideas regarding recovery. Displaying sympathy and compassion on arrival regardless of situation or medical condition is a great starting point. From the face to face daily sessions regarding therapy and recovery around substance dependency, to food and an emphasis on healthy eating.... I was continually surprised at their pursuit towards guests improving daily, striving and succeeding. Providing the best level of care, without prejudice, to all who come in through their front door. Delamere is amazing, Martin and his team ensure that you get the best level of care around the clock, without any hesitation, regarding immediate medical advice/medications with their 24/7 nursing team as well as Healthcare team. Coming to Delamere to help treat a long term medical condition was a choice I would highly recommend to anyone who is struggle through day to day life, especially with the world at unease regarding the impact the Virus has had.
michael watson
michael watson
October 31, 2020.
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If you're looking for a treatment centre look no further - Excellent addiction treatment, therapy. personal development and great food. The staff were amazing.
Ian Benson
Ian Benson
October 29, 2020.
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Delamere has literally saved my life. Great staff and 24/7 care. Medication is given at a professional level and the food is amazing. 3 meals a day. Nothing is rushed and the staff make you feel at home. The rooms are really modern and comfy. When I came to Delamere I was in a really bad place due to alcohol, they've turned my life around. I advise anyone with alcohol or drug problems to go to Delamere. Thank you to Martin and all the team.
Adam Latham
Adam Latham
October 22, 2020.
Verified review
Delamere literally saved my life. I’ve previously been in the Priory and can say hand on heart it’s no comparison to Delamere. The group therapy is second to non, the surroundings stunning and relaxing... The staff genuinely caring. Thank you very much to everybody at Delamere for giving me a life to be proud of
Linda Cunningham
Linda Cunningham
October 15, 2020.
Verified review
Fabulous place. The staff are very professional, supportive and friendly. The food is amazing. I've learnt so much - about myself, about addiction and about life in general. Thoroughly recommended!
Rob Gordon
Rob Gordon
September 24, 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
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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.


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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.

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