Dual diagnosis

Dual diagnosis at Delamere

Work through addiction and address any mental health issues with help from programmes tailored to you.

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“Delamere helped me find the pathway to challenge and change the unhelpful values I’d created over years of self-abuse to help me heal and grow.” Delamere Guest, 2021

Holistic approach to recovery

Personalised programmes

Flexible stays

24-hour care & support

Private luxury accommodation

Addiction and mental health issues often come hand in hand. Roughly half of individuals with severe mental health disorders are affected by substance abuse.

Whether it’s mental health issues caused by addiction, or existing mental health issues leading to using drugs in the first place. Either way, it’s important to address both in order to make a true transformation in your life.

When someone is suffering from both mental health issues and addiction, we refer to this as a dual diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder.

Dual diagnosis isn’t something every rehabilitation clinic treats, however, at Delamere, we’re passionate about helping you truly grow beyond addiction. And without giving you the tools and knowledge to move beyond any underlying mental health issues you’re facing – your addiction will always remain. This is why we opt for a more holistic approach to recovery.

We have a fantastic team of health nurses, psychiatrists, doctors and therapists at our facility which are a big part of our programmes, but we also offer things like art and equine therapies, yoga and breathwork classes and have an on-site gym. We host fire ceremonies, nature walks, and offer family visits when the time is right.

We use what we believe to be the most effective ways to treat addiction and dual diagnosis to create a programme tailored to your specific needs.

If you are dealing with a dual diagnosis or think you know someone who is, contact our team today and learn more about the different programmes we offer here at Delamere.

See how a more holistic approach to treatment can help you truly transform your life for the better. Book a consultation

Mental health issues linked to addiction

There’s a whole host of different mental health disorders that you can suffer from that can be caused by or lead to addiction. Some of the most common ones are:


Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.


Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry or fear. We all feel anxious at times, but anxiety may be a mental health problem if your feelings are very strong or last a long time. More than one in 20 of us have an anxiety disorder.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition marked by extreme shifts in mood. Key symptoms include episodes of mania, or an extremely elevated mood and episodes of depression, or a low mood.

Eating disorders

Eating disorders are behavioral conditions characterised by severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors and associated distressing thoughts and emotions. They can be very serious conditions affecting physical, psychological and social function. The 3 main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

Personality disorders

A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving.A person with a personality disorder has trouble perceiving and relating to situations and people. This causes significant problems and limitations in relationships, social activities, work and school.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. ADHD also affects many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought).

Attention deficit disorder (ADD)

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a term used for people who have excessive difficulties with concentration without the presence of other ADHD symptoms such as excessive impulsiveness or hyperactivity.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, or sexual violence, for example.

Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia

Psychotic disorders are a group of serious illnesses that affect the mind. They make it hard for someone to think clearly, make good judgments, respond emotionally, communicate effectively, understand reality, and behave appropriately.

Individuals who suffer with these disorders can often self-medicate with different substances and develop a harmful addiction which only makes the matter worse.

It’s important that if you or someone you know suffers with these or any other mental health issues and has developed an addiction that they get help immediately.

Learn about our holistic approach to treatment.

Transform yourself at Delamere

Here at Delamere, we offer personalised residential rehab programmes to help you press the pause button on your life in a comfortable, safe space free from all distractions.

We understand that both addiction and mental health disorders are not a deliberate choice but a real medical issue and our team of clinicians, therapists, analysts, psychotherapists and facilitators are dedicated to help you transform your life.

Rather than adhering to the conventional step-based programmes, we look at the underlying factors that drive your behaviour and adopt a more holistic approach to recovery. Only by recognising what got you here can you begin to positively shape your future.

Through one-to-one and group therapy, creative therapies and somatic healing work, we’ll do whatever it takes to help you build a brighter future for yourself, free from whatever is holding you back.

Stop. Start. Grow

Our Stop Start Grow model is a refreshing approach to recovery and is what makes treatment at Delamere different.

We believe life after addiction should be abundant, so our programmes focus on addressing any underlying issues that underpin your addiction, helping you let go of the past and rewrite your future without addiction holding you back.


Settle into your new environment
and remove yourself from
any distractions

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

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

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Practice using the tools
while staying anchored to support.
Bring Recovery Home.

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Our core elements of treatment


Stopping the cycle of addiction or burnout 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


Outcomes focused

Everything we do here is about outcomes. Focusing on getting you back to yourself again in the short term, but then growing beyond that when you leave Delamere. Helping you create the foundations for long-term recovery and growth.

Individual care

There’s no one-size-fits-all here. We listen, learn and tailor our programmes to meet your personal needs, whatever they may be. Your journey to recovery is yours, so we design our programmes with you in mind.


Creative therapies

Nature and creativity often bring out the best in people, especially after a difficult period in their life. We offer equine and art therapy, fire ceremonies, nature walks and more to help you relax, reflect and see the world in a new way.

“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

Transformational stories

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Know someone who is suffering from a co-occurring disorder

If someone you know is showing signs of addiction and mental health issues, it’s important they get help.

Our admissions team is on hand 24/7 to help answer any questions about our 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.