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Cannabis Detox

Overcome addiction with a safe and comfortable cannabis detox in a supportive environment

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“Delamere focuses on equipping you with the tools to love sobriety and understand what led to the addiction in the first place which really helped me grow.” Delamere Guest, 2021

Holistic approach to recovery

Personalised programmes

Flexible stays

24-hour care & support

Private luxury accommodation

What is a cannabis detox?

Weed, pot, grass, skunk, marijuana, whatever you choose to call it, cannabis has been used for centuries for its mind- and mood-altering effects. Smoked or vaped, this widely used drug delivers feelings of euphoria, relaxation and an alternate state of reality. Despite being considered relatively harmless, when used in high quantities over long periods of time, cannabis can become addictive. This is when we recommend an assisted cannabis detox.

Heavy users who try detoxing from cannabis will know that the withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable. The psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that gives people a ‘high’ is called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Overtime, elevated levels of THC in the bloodstream affect the brain and make it reliant on cannabis to maintain normal function. When a person decides to reduce their intake they might experience sweats, chills, mood swings, nausea, headaches, insomnia, hallucinations and depression.

Whilst detoxing from cannabis at home is possible, it is much harder to do alone and often leads to relapse. This is where the cannabis addiction specialists at Delamere can help. Our trained holistic therapists have everything in place to help you through a safe and comfortable cannabis detox in state-of-the-art medical facilities at our retreat in Cheshire.

We can help to alleviate the unpleasant side effects of withdrawal with a clinical detox that addresses your physical dependence on cannabis and support you throughout the process with drug rehab treatment on one of our proven rehab programmes. Whatever your reason for turning to cannabis, you’ll find all the support you need in the relaxing and rejuvenating environment of our forest surroundings.

If you think you may be addicted to cannabis or know someone who is, contact our team today and learn more about the different programmes we offer here at Delamere.

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What happens during a cannabis detox?

Safe detoxification is the first part of any successful drug rehab treatment. Making the decision to get professional help with a cannabis detox is the best way to remove the drug from your system. As well as being supported by a dedicated medical team 24/7, you will be in a relaxed environment away from the usual situations that may trigger a relapse. Here are the answers to some common questions to put your mind at ease before your detox begins.

Where will my cannabis detox take place?

Residential treatment clinics are specifically designed to help you withdraw from cannabis safely with the correct medical support. At Delamere, you will have your own private room with ensuite facilities and a team of qualified clinicians who will give you a full medical assessment to ensure you are ready to begin your detox in maximum comfort.

When will cannabis withdrawal symptoms begin?

The first few days of cannabis withdrawal are usually the most challenging, but you will be fully supported during this time both emotionally and physically. Your nursing team is trained to minimise withdrawal symptoms and make the process as bearable as possible. Soon, your body will start to rid itself of toxins and you will begin to feel more normal again.

How long does cannabis detox take?

The time it takes to complete the initial cannabis detox depends on the amount of cannabis your body is reliant on and how long you have been taking it. Typically, your body should be free from the physical dependence on cannabis within around 7 days, but the psychological dependence will require more ongoing support in the form of one-to-one counselling and group therapy.

Will I need medication for cannabis detox?

The cannabis you have been taking will need to be replaced by an approved medication. You may also require symptom-specific medication to counteract any side effects from cannabis withdrawal and this will be balanced with any existing medication you are taking. Delamere’s experienced medical team have been helping people overcome cannabis addiction for years and can develop a bespoke drug detox programme to suit your individual needs.

How do I know if cannabis detox is right for me?

If you have reached a point where cannabis is becoming an increasingly important part of your life, it might be time to get help. Once cannabis starts to affect your judgement, relationships, work and home life, it can have destructive consequences for you and those around you. The best way to overcome addiction is to start with clinical detox to ensure the drug is completely out of your system, before addressing the cause, so that we can forge a path to recovery together.

The Delamere approach to cannabis detox

At Delamere, we believe in treating the whole person – not just the problem or symptom.
That means a clinically assisted drug detox is only the first part of the equation. Once you have safely withdrawn from cannabis in the comfort of our retreat, we can begin working with you to understand the root cause of your cannabis addiction and start laying the foundations for you to live a life free from drugs.

Our stimulating programmes are designed to help you develop the mindset and tools to grow beyond cannabis addiction with a mix of one-to-one counselling, group therapy sessions and life-enhancing somatic experiences. It’s an entirely new approach to drug rehabilitation which considers your physical, emotional and psychological needs to help you grow beyond addiction. We like to call it Stop, Start, Grow.

Stop. Start. Grow

Our Stop Start Grow model is a refreshing approach to treatment and is what makes recovery at Delamere different. Our goal is always to give you the mindset and tools to grow beyond addiction and live life on your terms once you leave us.


Settle into your new environment
and remove yourself from
any distractions

A day at Delamere


Spend time with our therapists to discover what led you to this behaviour in the first place

Delamere treatment model


Set healthy boundaries,
exciting new goals and prepare for
life after Delamere


Our core elements of treatment

We believe that cannabis addiction, whether stemming from a need to relieve stress, overcome trauma or escape depression – stems from somewhere. Rather than adhering to the conventional step-based programmes, we look at underlying factors that drive your behaviour. Only by recognising how you arrived at this point can you begin to positively shape your future.


Stopping the cycle of addiction safely and comfortably


Healing whatever
pain is causing
the behaviour


Instilling tools to help facilitate change and encourage continued growth

Why choose Delamere?

Holistic approach to recovery

Discreet location

Luxury ensuite accommodation

Personalised programmes

Flexible stays

24-hour care & support

On-site gym & health studio

Business & family lounges

Free collection service

“Cannabis is the ultimate ‘de-motivator’ and when addiction takes hold users often become isolated in the extreme.”

Martin Preston, Founder & CEO at Delamere

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Know someone who needs a cannabis detox?

If a friend, family member or work colleague is showing signs of cannabis addiction, it’s important they get help.

Our admissions team is on hand 24/7 to help answer any questions about our drug detox programmes and make sure your loved one gets the support they need.

Call the team today on 0330 111 2015 to discuss the different options available.