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We know all too well that 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’s really happening, if alcohol rehab is the way forward, and what it might look like? Delamere is here to help answer your questions and give you hope.
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.
Delamere offers proven, effective ways to move your lifestyle beyond alcohol addiction. As a private, residential clinic, we offer treatment programmes that are designed to help participants break the cycle of problem drinking and make profound personal transformations. 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 addiction became a problem in the first place. At Delamere we believe that addiction affects all aspects of a person and as such, it follows that successful treatment needs to attend to the body, mind and spirit. We have learned over the years that it’s important to do things in order.
Our approach starts by helping you recover physically. If you have become dependent on or addicted to alcohol, the first stage at Delamere is to help you to safely withdraw. This process will be facilitated in our medical centre and your care will be provided by our 24 hour nursing team.
You can read more about what to expect during your detox at Delamere here.
Once your body has rid itself of alcohol, we initiate a second phase of residential treatment which addresses the psychological aspects of your problem. This phase of treatment is about helping you take an honest look at what’s really been happening in your life. With the pause button pressed and alcohol no longer getting in the way, you can now start to heal.
“A problem with alcohol always comes from somewhere and successful treatment is about addressing these underpinnings.”
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, breathwork, 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 and work through whatever it is that’s underneath the alcohol problem.
FACILITATED BY: Delamere Therapy Team, Workshop facilitators, Holistic Team
DURATION: 4 – 6 weeks
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE: Able to better manage emotions, tools acquired for future proofed recovery
Once your stay at Delamere is complete, it’s time to return home and start blending in real life. For many this is about going back home to family, starting back at work and living a full and busy life, without alcohol getting in the way. During your time at Delamere you will be introduced to tools that will help you 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. Our growth stage is about future proofing your investment. By staying in touch and connecting regularly with support you can really blossom, knowing that we’ve got your back.
AIM: Leave residential treatment and start living. Future proof your sobriety.
FACILITATED BY: Delamere Therapy Team,
DURATION: 12 months (included in all Start packages)
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE: You came to Delamere to live. Celebrate your life without addiction by staying anchored and connected to support.
Residential rehab has been shown to be a highly effective way to bring about lasting changes in addictive behaviour. Location and environment are important factors in making guests feel relaxed and receptive to change, which is why Delamere is situated in rural Cheshire close to wide open spaces and extensive tracts of forest. The ambience is friendly and reassuring, and the spectrum of treatments available – delivered by skilled and experienced professionals – is comprehensive.
The heart and soul of what we offer at Delamere is people. Our team comprises doctors, nurses, therapists, group facilitators, holistic practitioners as well as our housekeeping team and clinic cook. Many of our staff are in recovery themselves and share in our vision to become the UK’s most progressive behavioural health brand. By providing exemplary care in first class facilities, we’re proud to be redefining standards in the addiction treatment sector.
Set amidst six acres of attractively landscaped grounds beside Delamere Forest in Cheshire, Delamere is an oasis of peace of quiet. Programme participants and visitors alike have described an immediate sense of tranquillity upon arrival, enhanced by deluxe amenities such as ensuite rooms, a library, quiet lounges and games rooms. You can view our rooms and facilites here.
Absolutely. We encourage visits from family, friends and colleagues. We normally ask that visits don’t happen for the first week or so in order that you can settle in without distraction. After this initial phase, we actively encourage visits and invite your loved ones to take part in our friends and family programmes.
We have some ‘house rules’ to ensure the safety of our environment yet we believe that participants in treatment should be treated like adults; with dignity, respect and common sense. We refuse to instil onerous rules and regulations and have found that most of our guests embrace and enjoy the process at Delamere.
A sense of humour and the ability to have healthy fun are much needed when addiction has taken its toll. The nature of the work you’ll do with us is intense and at times challenging yet it is balanced with lots of fun. Movie nights, dance, games and more light hearted workshops are part of the process. All work and no play doesn’t work in the long term and we don’t get sober to be miserable.
Home cooked nutritious and varied. Like your eggs sunny side up? Our cook Lou is happy to oblige. We offer fresh juices, proper coffee and home made treats as well as three proper squares a day.
You can. We’ll ask that you don’t use these during workshops or groups but staying in touch with family and work might be necessary so by all means bring these items with you.
We offer flexible programmes to work around your needs. 4 -6 weeks is recommended.
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