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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.

Struggling with drug addiction? Contact Delamere in Cheshire

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.

Rob Dawkins
Rob Dawkins
February 11, 2021.
Wonderful staff, an amazing facility and the best treatment centre. I would highly recommend Delamere. From the moment I walked in to the day I left i felt supported and at ease. A fantastic staff team round the clock, always someone there when you need them. A highly specialised program is run daily with expert councillors on hand to support.
Colin McClymont
Colin McClymont
February 10, 2021.
Delamere Rehab Clinic is a bespoke, purpose built facility, which has been well designed and finished to a very high standard. It sits in over six acres of well maintained grounds and has a welcoming, tranquil, calm feeling throughout.The bedrooms are comfortable and well appointed , the food is excellent ,catering for a wide variety of tastes ,and made to order if the menu isn't to your liking. Delamere has a modern, holistic approach to addiction recovery, with an experienced team of well trained mentors and therapists, which makes the daily sessions informative, engaging and motivational. Everyone at Delamere from the CEO and Clinical Director, the Mentors and Therapists, to the Administration, Catering and Domestic staff, are all dedicated to meeting your individual needs during your stay. I am happy to recommend Delamere to anyone looking for a top class addiction recovery rehab clinic.
Hugh Wilson
Hugh Wilson
January 26, 2021.
Excellent treatment centre, works on the root of the issue rather than just treating the symptoms. It was lovely to have a holistic approach rather than just a 12 step based program. A lot of the councillors and phycologists are in recovery themselves, and the mentors also have a wealth of first hand knowledge to offer. The facilities themselves are very modern and the rooms are well presented and comfortable. It has lovely grounds and even boasts a well equipped gym. The kitchen staff were happy to meet any dietary requirements and the food was excellent The magaging director even does some of the group therapy sessions and they seem to be very focused on not only tailoring care to suit the person but on the indivials ongoing recovery. They have a caring and attentive nursing staff as well as a phyciatrist, so that any medicinal needs are well monitored and detox can be as comfortable as possible. What really makes this place stand out is they treat you like adults, there is a degree of trust you rarely find in facilities such as this. I found this environment to be open and honest and ask only that you return the courtesy. A lot of other places treat you as children or subjects to be broken down and rebuilt. There is a strong emphasis on sharing trauma and discussing it in a non judgmental environment which led me to the realisation that I was not alone. There is also a strong emphasis on community, the lounge areas provide you with the opportunity to meet other guests outside of therapy and form bonds of fellowship sadly lacking in other facilities. This well rounded approach makes Delemere a unique centre in the UK and is a fantastic choice whatever the scope issues you have.
James Dominiak
James Dominiak
November 18, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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