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Our state of the art, first class private drug rehab in Cheshire is purpose built to deliver outstanding drug addiction treatment.

At Delamere rehab you can expect nothing but the best in terms of professional medical care combined with the latest in evidence based drug addiction treatments. 

Our multidisciplinary team consisting of qualified doctors, nurses, counsellors, therapists and holistic practitioners are all here for one reason – to help you attain and maintain recovery from drug abuse and addiction.

Many of our team who work for us at Delamere have overcome addiction themselves. This gives us a unique insight and understanding into the  challenges every addict faces when trying to stay clean outside of the treatment environment. 

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Every treatment we deliver is designed to embed coping strategies and techniques that will serve long term recovery from drug addiction.

At Delamere we truly comprehend that every patient is unique, as such, everyone experiences different issues that relate to their addiction. We take into account everything when designing a bespoke drug rehabilitation programme. 

Our Delamere rehab team are passionate about helping addicts to recover. We want our patients to succeed in breaking the destructive cycle of addiction and becoming the best version of themselves possible.

If you or someone you care for is struggling with a drug abuse problem, whether it be an illicit drug such as cocaine, heroin or cannabis, or a legal prescription drug such as opiates or benzodiazepines, we at Delamere rehab Cheshire can help. 

It only takes one call to start the recovery process.

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What is drug abuse and drug addiction?

Drug addiction is a chronic and progressive disorder of the brain, characterised by a compulsion to take drugs despite negative consequences and relapse. Without the correct professional medical and therapeutic treatment many sadly die as a result 1

Repeated abuse of drugs causes long lasting changes to the brain, to the point that even once the substances are safely removed through a medical drug detox, the brain remains in the same chemically damaged and altered state 1

Drug addiction results from repeated drug abuse. In addiction the brain’s pleasure/reward centre becomes damaged; causing new pathways to form which prioritise drugs above basic human needs. Consequently the individual suffers physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually 1

Family members, friends and even work colleagues (basically anyone who is close to an addict) will also suffer as a direct result of an addict’s dysfunctional behaviours and the immense fear that addiction creates.

Not all drug addicts are homeless, rootless and jobless; many still have families and continue to work. Functioning drug addicts can be the hardest to treat as whilst they feel they have not lost anything of great value, they are unable to acknowledge the damage their addiction is causing those closest to them.

Whilst addiction is an incurable brain disorder, the good news is that it can be successfully arrested through a medical drug detox . Recovery from drug abuse and drug addiction can then be maintained by undertaking a drug rehabilitation programme and a long term aftercare plan.

We at Delamere rehab Cheshire specialise in the treatment of all manner of addictions, including drug addiction. No matter how hopeless the situation may seem, we are able to use our expertise, knowledge and experience to successfully treat the underlying causes of addiction and set our patients firmly on the path of recovery.

Physical signs & symptoms of drug addiction

If you relate to the following physical signs and symptoms of drug addiction in yourself or someone else, please ask for professional help without delay. 

Untreated drug addiction only ever gets progressively worse...

  • Strong drug cravings and a compulsion to take drugs
  • Drug tolerance – taking more drugs or mixing drugs in order to get high
  • Drug dependence – drug withdrawal symptoms develop on stopping drugs or being unable to get any drugs
  • Bloodshot or ‘glazed’ eyes
  • Constricted or dilated pupils
  • Changes in weight and appearance
  • Going missing it being uncontactable for substantial periods of time 
  • Frequent drug intoxication
  • Changes in speech – fast and erratic, or slow, delayed and slurred
  • Substantial changes to usual sleeping pattern
  • Physical health decline and issues

Physical signs and symptoms will vary depending on the drug being used. Stimulant drugs such as amphetamine and cocaine speed up the body and brain, whilst depressant drugs including opiates, sleeping tablets and cannabis have the opposite effect.

Behavioural signs & symptoms of drug addiction

Drug addiction is characterised by destructive and harmful behaviours. These behaviours not only affect the addicted person, but also family and loved ones.

Drug addicts can appear extremely selfish in their behaviours. This is because the individual addicted can only think about drugs. A drug addict is compelled to abuse drugs no matter the risk to themselves and those around them. This is the tragic reality of how drug addiction hijacks the brain.

Behavioural signs and symptoms of drug addiction include...

  • A strong obsession and compulsion to take drugs regardless of the risks involved
  • Continuing to use drugs despite negative and harmful consequences to the sufferer and those in their life
  • Taking progressively bigger risks in order to acquire and take drugs
  • Relapsing on drugs
  • Inability to stop using or resist the temptation of drugs
  • Inability to control drug use
  • Severe mood swings
  • Depression, anxiety, paranoia
  • Irritability or aggression
  • A change in habits or friendship circle
  • Being dishonest around drug use. Lying, manipulating and stealing in order to acquire drugs
  • Problems with finances, relationships, work, home and police
  • Anxiety, depression, self harm and suicidal ideation

In order that a drug addicted person can get well, they must first detox from the drugs then address the reasons why they used drugs in the first place. Behavioral therapy is a vital part of drug rehabilitation.

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What does the drug treatment process involve?

At Delamere rehab we are very understanding and compassionate of the mental, emotional and physical pain you will have endured to reach the point where you say ‘enough is enough!’ and place your life in our hands.

Our drug rehab Cheshire is very unique, not just in terms of the innovative treatments that we deliver, but also in the lengths that we go to in order to support your ongoing recovery back in the community.

Delamere is not just a rehab, we provide a healing retreat for personal growth, connection and transformation. Our multidisciplinary team of dedicated professionals work day and night, ensuring you receive the highest levels of treatment and care at all times.

At Delamere you'll benefit from the following person-centred drug addiction treatments...

  • A full medical detox for any drug or alcohol dependency with 24/7 professional nursing care
  • First class, family friendly and comfortable accommodation
  • Peacefulness, connection and privacy of the surrounding forests, nature and countryside
  • A bespoke drug rehabilitation programme consisting of the latest in evidence based addiction treatments
  • Cognitive behavioural treatments
  • Neuro linguistic programming (NLP)
  • Trauma release therapy
  • Relapse prevention
  • One to one counselling and group therapy
  • Family programme
  • In-house holistic and complementary therapies
  • Equine therapy delivered within our private onsite equine centre
  • Access to our onsite private gym
  • Professional medical, psychiatric and therapeutic treatment for co occurring illnesses
  • A comprehensive home/recovery integration programme
  • A detailed aftercare support programmed. Our Delamere team will assist you in rebuilding relationships, returning to work and reaching your goals
  • Continued support and counselling through regular aftercare sessions

For more information on how we at Delamere can help you or a loved one stop abusing drugs once and for all, call and speak with a member of our friendly team today.

Drug addiction treatment at Delamere

Here at Delamere we offer a number of residential drug rehabilitation programmes which can be tailored to suit your individual needs. 

We have found that there is no one size fits all solution to addiction recovery; everyone has different needs and responds to treatment at different rates. 

Our team at Delamere rehab Cheshire continually monitor and review our patients. We apply close professional observation of current lifestyle, response to treatment and future goals. 

We make changes to treatment plans wherever necessary, in order that our patients respond to the best of their ability throughout the entire treatment process.

On admission to Delamere you will be comprehensively assessed by our consultant psychiatrist. Where a drug dependence is identified a full medical detox will be prescribed to help you withdraw from drugs comfortably and safely. You will receive 24/7 nursing care throughout the detox process.

After dealing with the physical aspects of drug addiction through a medical drug detox, we then start to work with you in depth to establish the issues and contributing factors underpinning your addiction.

Being a detox and therapy retreat, our aim is to help you break the cycle of active addiction and bring about a profound personal transformation. 

In simple terms, we believe it is about helping you to stop drug abuse, teaching you how to stay stopped, then showing you how to recreate a drug free life.


  1. National institute on Drug Abuse NIDA