Steroid Addiction

If you, or a loved one, are currently struggling with a steroid addiction, our intensive 4-phase steroid addiction treatment programme at our luxury rehab centre in Cheshire is designed to not only stop the addiction physically but also address the root causes and psychological aspects to support long-term results.

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Steroid Addiction
Steroid Addiction
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Steroid addiction help at Delamere

Thanks to the pressure of social media, more people are worried about the way they look than ever before. Images of toned muscles and perfect bodies are an unachievable goal for many, and this is leading to an increase in steroid addiction, especially among young men. 

Even though steroids don’t produce a euphoric effect, they can be just as addictive as any other drug. Delamere has a team of holistic experts comprising compassionate therapists, doctors, nurses, counsellors, and support staff, who can help you overcome steroid addiction in the safety and comfort of our purpose-built clinic set in the heart of rural Cheshire.

Our Delamere team support guests through their journey to understanding the psychological reasons for their steroid addiction and developing coping strategies to reduce their reliance on drugs while building self-esteem.

Every steroid rehab programme at Delamere begins with a medically assisted steroid detox to help guests withdraw from steroids with minimum distress and maximum comfort. Our 24-hour on-site medical team tailor medication and nutritional supplements to suit individual needs.

Delamere’s modern approach to addiction treatment

“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.” – Former Delamere guest


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When to seek steroid addiction treatment

There are two main types of steroids: corticosteroids and anabolic steroids. Both are synthetic drugs designed to replicate the hormones cortisol and testosterone, respectively. It’s easy to assume that steroid addiction only affects athletes and extreme gym-goers. However, people who suffer from low self-esteem and skewed body image amongst other mental health issues are often the most susceptible to steroid addiction.

Signs that someone is abusing steroids include:

  • Skin problems e.g. acne.
  • Greasy hair or hair loss.
  • Being forgetful or hiding things.
  • Aggression or ‘roid rage’.
  • Violent mood swings.
  • Paranoia and hallucinations.
  • High blood pressure.

If a person gets used to taking steroids on a regular basis, their body and mind will adapt to them in order to function efficiently, leading to a steroid addiction.

“My own journey through addiction was the inspiration for Delamere. We provide exemplary care in first-class facilities, focusing on creating lasting outcomes for our guests and their families. Helping them not just overcome their addiction, but grow beyond it.”

Martin Preston
Founder & CEO at Delamere

The Delamere approach to steroid addiction treatment

An inpatient stay at Delamere is a deliberately intensive 4-phase steroid addiction treatment, one which we have crafted over time and has helped many participants recover. Our emphasis is on holistic care to treat addiction and associated issues. This means that we treat the whole person rather than just the symptoms they present with. We believe that successful treatment runs far deeper than simply stopping the addictive substance or behaviour.

Our approach at Delamere comprises 4 core phases: Stop, Start, Grow, & Bloom. Everything we offer at Delamere aims at effective and lasting outcomes in addiction treatment:

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    Stage 1: Stop

    This phase addresses any physical aspects of your addiction. Our medical team is on hand 24/7 to ensure a safe and effective withdrawal.

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    Stage 2: Start

    During ‘Start’ we help identify the psychological underpinnings of your dependency as you participate in a variety of addiction treatment therapies.

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    Stage 3: Grow

    Our ‘Grow’ phase is the process of integrating the Delamere learning experience into life after treatment.

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    Stage 4: Bloom

    Our ‘Bloom’ phase offers intensive support on a weekly basis for the first three months of recovery once guests return home.

Encouraging someone you care for to get steroid addiction help

As a steroid addiction usually comes with associated mental health issues and even eating disorders, watching a friend, family member, or even work colleague struggle with steroid addiction can be frightening and may leave you feeling helpless. At Delamere, we’re here to support you. We provide family support services to help your loved one confront addiction and denial and enter into treatment with us.

Should it be necessary, we also offer intervention services. If you are considering organising an intervention for someone you care for, contact Delamere today.


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Frequently asked questions about steroid addiction

Why do people take steroids?

Anabolic steroids are class C drugs that can only be taken with a prescription. They’re typically abused by athletes, bodybuilders, and weightlifters who want to enhance performance, appear stronger, and ‘bulk up’. However, there is a growing trend of young people who struggle with body dysmorphia taking steroids to escape negative feelings about their own physique. Whilst taking anabolic steroids might make you feel fitter, abusing them over a long period can have dangerous consequences.

What are the long-term effects of avoiding treatment for steroid addiction?

Abusers of anabolic steroids often try different methods of consumption to try to reduce any potential side effects. Cycling involves taking steroids for a defined period with regular breaks to help the body recover. Stacking is when a person uses multiple types of steroids to achieve maximum effects. Meanwhile, pyramiding means gradually building up the steroid dose to a peak and then slowly tapering off. However, the negative side effects of chronic steroid use are hard to avoid.

In the short term, steroid addiction can cause infertility and sexual dysfunction, severe mood swings, hair loss, and general aches and pains. Long-term side effects are more serious and may include heart attack or stroke, liver disease, blood clots, and damage to reproductive organs.

Who do I contact for more information about steroid addiction treatment?

Our friendly admissions team are highly experienced and can help you with any queries you have surrounding steroid addiction and potential treatment. Contact us today, either by phone, email, or live chat, for a free, confidential discussion and assessment.

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