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Alcohol rehab in Cheshire

Struggling with alcohol can be a painful and confusing place to be. If you or a loved one are affected by alcohol addiction, you’ll want to understand what is really happening and how you access alcohol treatment that really works.

For many that suffer with alcohol addiction alcohol rehab treatment really is the best way forward. Naturally, you may have questions relating to alcohol rehab such as – What does an alcohol rehab programme look like? Does it work? How long does alcohol addiction treatment take?

We at Delamere specialise in treating alcohol use disorders (AUD) and their associated illnesses. We hope that by answering some of these questions we can offer reassurance, hope and a path towards a more fulfilling life.

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Struggling with alcohol can be a painful and confusing place to be. If you or a loved one are affected by alcohol addiction, you’ll want to understand what is really happening and how you access alcohol treatment that really works.

For many that suffer with alcohol addiction alcohol rehab treatment really is the best way forward. Naturally, you may have questions relating to alcohol rehab such as – What does an alcohol rehab programme look like? Does it work? How long does alcohol addiction treatment take?

We at Delamere specialise in treating alcohol use disorders (AUD) and their associated illnesses. We hope that by answering some of these questions we can offer reassurance, hope and a path towards a more fulfilling life.

+- What is alcohol addiction?

Alcohol addiction is a type of alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Alcohol addiction is characterised by the following behaviours:

  • The need to drink increasing amounts of alcohol (tolerance)
  • Inability to control the amount of alcohol consumed, with regular loss of control
  • A compulsion to drink alcohol despite negative consequences
  • Repeated relapses. Untreated alcoholism always results in relapse when the person attempts to stop drinking 1

It is important to understand that alcohol use disorders are an illness, not a choice. Alcohol addiction is a chronic and progressive disorder of the brain. Left untreated it is often fatal 1

Whilst alcohol addiction cannot be cured or reversed, it can be successfully arrested, treated and recovery can be maintained.

A new kind of hope and healing

You may be wondering if you have become addicted to alcohol, if you need a detox or whether there’s any chance whatsoever of repairing what often feels like a hopeless situation. If you’re considering residential treatment, the chances are alcohol has become a serious problem and you may wish to speak immediately with someone who understands and can help.

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+- Signs of alcohol abuse

  • Associating with other drinkers over family and friends
  • Setting aside responsibilities to drink
  • Drinking alone regularly
  • Increased isolation from loved ones
  • Other areas of your life start to suffer, such as physical health, mental health, social life, relationships and finances
  • You spend more time drinking and recovering than you do sober

Effects of alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism carry both short term and long term physical and emotional effects to your wellbeing. If you suffer from an alcohol use disorder (AUD), these effects will only become progressively worse, never better, unless you undergo professional alcohol addiction treatment.

The short term effects of alcohol abuse include…

  • Binge drinking. This carries immediate risk of harm to your physical health, kidneys, liver, stomach and heart
  • Doing or saying things whilst intoxicated that you regret when sober
  • Frequent hangovers. These can impact on your work, relationships and responsibilities
  • Higher risk of accidents and engaging in risky behaviours whilst intoxicated
  • Poor cognitive ability due to intoxication and hangovers
  • You start to drink more or mix alcohol with prescription drugs or other drugs for greater effect
  • You drink as a way of coping with emotions and day to day life
  • You frequently lose control over the amount your drink, drinking more than intended
  • You drink alcohol despite swearing that you would never drink again or have made promises to stop drinking
  • Family and friends have expressed concern over the amount, frequency or behaviours associated with your drinking
  • When not drinking, you often think abut drinking
  • You are unable to moderate or reduce your alcohol intake despite trying various methods

The long term effects of alcohol abuse include…

  • Alcohol tolerance. You require larger amounts of alcohol in order to gain the same effect
  • Alcohol dependence. You drink alcohol to avoid alcohol withdrawal symptoms
  • Alcohol Addiction. You develop alcohol addiction through repeated abuse of alcohol
  • Your mental and physical health suffers as a direct result of your alcohol use
  • Negative consequences caused by your drinking start to overwhelm you, you drink more in order to cope
  • Relationships with significant others become very unhealthy and strained as a result of your drinking
  • You suffer long term damage to your memory, cognitive ability and ability to learn
  • You neglect work responsibilities, finances, your appearance and own wellbeing as alcohol becomes more and more important
  • You become more depressed and more anxious as a result of drinking, you drink more to medicate these symptoms
  • You feel trapped, hopeless and perhaps even suicidal as cannot envisage a life with or without alcohol in it

Alcohol abuse, when continued over a long period of time can be just as life threatening as alcohol addiction. Many that frequently abuse alcohol become addicted if they do not seek professional help quickly.

The longer an alcohol problem prevails, the more damage is caused and the more complex the condition is to treat. You can learn more about how to access alcohol support for yourself here.

+- Family or friends treatment

If you know or love someone who has a problem with alcohol, getting them to accept professional help can be very challenging.

Most that suffer from a problem with alcohol are not prepared to admit it, let alone actually do something about it!

If you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned over someones drinking, it is important to be honest with them about how you feel. Choose a time when they are not too intoxicated or recovering after a binge; they are more likely to be receptive when they are suffering. Keep the conversation calm and factual. Give them examples of why you think they need help.

Explain to them that they are suffering from an illness, which without treatment will only get progressively worse. It could even cost them their life. Try to keep an open mind and not judge them for their drinking. If they understand that they have an illness that is treatable this may give them the hope that is missing.

If the person is not prepared to accept professional alcohol counselling or undergo alcohol rehab for their problem and you have real concerns for their welfare, then a professional addiction intervention is recommended.

As well as treating patients who suffer from alcohol misuse disorders, we at Delamere also offer help and support for family and friends. We believe that this is an integral part of healing the whole person.

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+- Our approach

At Delamere we offer proven, effective ways to help you move your lifestyle beyond alcohol addiction. As a private residential alcohol clinic, we offer bespoke treatment programmes designed to help you break the cycle of problem drinking and undergo a profound personal transformation.

Our alcohol treatment process is deliberately intensive and immersive, in order that you can start to work through the reasons alcohol became a problem in the first place. At Delamere we believe that addiction affects all aspects of the sufferer, as such, it follows that successful treatment needs to attend to your body, mind and spirit. We have learned over the years that it is important to address things in a certain order.

Stage 1 : Stop
Stop concentrates on helping you to physically recover. If your problem drinking has resulted in a physical dependence to alcohol, our doctor and team of qualified nurses will help you to safely withdrawal from alcohol using an approved pharmaceutical medical detox.

Alcohol detoxes are facilitated within our medical centre, where you will be cared for by experienced medical professionals 24/7

You can read more about what to expect during your detox at Delamere.

Stage 2 : Start
Once your alcohol detox has been safely completed and your body is free from alcohol, we then apply our second phase of treatment which focuses on healing your mind.

Alcohol addiction is a disorder of the brain, as such, it manifests in a number of unhealthy behaviours and belief systems. Once the fog of alcohol has been lifted, our professional counsellors and therapists apply a number of evidence based treatments to help heal you psychologically.

Unlike conventional alcohol rehab programmes, we don’t believe in formulaic or prescriptive treatment programmes. At Delamere we recognise that whist the symptoms of alcohol addiction are similar, the reasons why people struggle are all different. As such by staying with us you can expect a varied and interesting process that helps you really get to know yourself and make peace with some of the areas of life that have been causing problems.

During ‘rehab’ or start, as we prefer to call it, you can expect a combination of workshops, interactive groups, one to one therapy and somatic release work. Processing the work that you will be doing is important and we call on traditional and innovative evidence -based therapies such as dynamic meditation, body scanning, forest bathing, breath work, drama and ritual. Each and every activity we offer is hardwired to an evidence base and everything we do is anchored to outcomes.

AIM: Insight: Identify , address and heal the issues underpinning your alcohol problem.
FACILITATED BY: Delamere Therapy Team, Workshop facilitators, Holistic Team
DURATION: 4 – 6 weeks
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE: The healing process is now truly underway. You will be able to better manage your emotions, understand the nature of your illness and start to apply strategies and tools to future proof your ongoing recovery from alcohol.

Stage 3 : Grow
Once your stay at Delamere is complete, it is time to return home and start rebuilding your life and repairing relationships. For many this means going back home to family, returning back to work and living a full and busy life, without alcohol getting in the way.

During your time at Delamere you will have gained tools that will help you to maintain and protect your sobriety. It’s important however that you are able to stay anchored to recovery and the people that have helped you along the way.

Delamere’s growth stage is about future proofing your investment. By staying in touch and connecting regularly with the continued support we offer at Delamere, you can really begin to blossom

AIM: Leave residential treatment and start living your life sober using the tools of sobriety we have taught you. Future proof your sobriety by staying connected and supported with our Delamere team.
FACILITATED BY: Delamere Therapy Team
DURATION: 12 months (included in all Start packages)
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE: You came to Delamere to deal with your alcohol problem. We show you not only how to stay sober but also to how live your life to the best of your ability. With alcohol firmly out of the picture you can now realise your true potential. Life takes on a new meaning as you continue to apply the tools of recovery in your journey of personal development and recovery.

+- Why Delamere?

Delamere was born out of a passion to help others find freedom from active addiction and to bring much needed innovation to the UK addiction treatment sector.

We are a team of professionals and lived experience practitioners who provide exemplary, regulated, care in first class facilities.

We believe that effective treatment is tailored to suit the individual and should be provided in a dignified, comfortable setting.

Guests who come to stay with us make profound transformations and everything we offer is anchored to effective, lasting outcomes.

We believe that seeking help with addiction is to be celebrated and that it is our role to offer an immersive, engaging and effective experience.

What are the facilities like at Delamere?

Delamere is the UK’s only purpose-built addiction treatment clinic in the UK.

Designed and built from scratch at a cost of £7m we are proud of the setting we offer and place a great emphasis on making guests feel comfortable and relaxed.

  • Purpose-built environment
  • Semi-rural, private setting in Cheshire
  • Range of accommodation options : Executive Rooms & Superior Suites (all en-suite)
  • Wi-fi throughout, phones & devices allowed, TVs in bedrooms
  • Gym on site
  • Guest lounges, business suites
  • Delicious, nutritious dining
  • Extensive grounds

Delamere gardens

What is the pledge you will make, if I come to stay with you?

We make a simple pledge to all guests : ‘You will be safe and you will be cared for’

Safety is paramount and with this foundation in place everything else that matters can follow.

Some of what makes us safe and caring is:

  • 24/7 medical team on site at all times
  • Psychiatrist (Dr Carney) with 20+ years experience in Substance Misuse
  • Minimum 2 nurses on shift (mix of General and Mental Health Nurses)
  • Medically managed detox
  • A high colleague : guest ratio

What happens next?


Before we welcome you to Delamere, our admissions team we will carry out a pre-assessment. During this phone call, Alex and Chelsea will chat with you to better understand what’s happening for you and what your objectives are. We will outline what we can offer you and answer any questions you might have. We will work with you to determine whether Delamere and our approach is suitable – and whether we have the resource and expertise to care for you. We know how much courage it takes to reach out for help and we have every confidence that the team will put you at ease; they themselves have been through something similar and have helped several thousand people access treatment. If you decide to come and stay with us, we will talk you through what to expect, what to bring and how to get here.

On arrival

Whether our driver brings you to Delamere or whether a loved one brings you here, our welcome team will greet you. We know that coming into a facility can be daunting and it is our role to help you settle in and feel as comfortable as possible. Most guests are surprised when they get here – Delamere doesn’t look in anyway institutional or clinical; our purpose-built environment is more reminiscent of a hotel or retreat, rather than a hospital or care home. Once settled, we will begin your admissions process, outlining what we will offer you. Our medical team will then meet with you to better understand your physical needs. If you’re feeling up to it, we will show you round introduce your care team and talk with you about what will happen over the next few days as you begin your treatment experience.

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Different types of therapy

Group Therapy



Somatic therapies

Holisitic therapy

Equine assisted psychotherapy

Art therapy


Life script


The Delamere Difference. Creative, Holistic, Innovative.


Set amidst six acres of attractively landscaped grounds beside Delamere Forest in Cheshire, Delamere is an oasis of peace of quiet


Our aim is to bring about profound personal transformations that last.


From the moment you arrive at Delamere, you will notice the air of positivity which springs from knowing that together we can find the right way forward.

Individual care

As no two people at Delamere ever come to us with identical addiction problems, so no two people will ever experience identical care and treatment.

This page has been reviewed by Dr Catherine Carney, Delamere’s psychiatrist
This page has been reviewed by Mike Delaney, Clinical Director at Delamere

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