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Opiate addiction

Safely detox from opiates at Delamere

Overcome opiate addiction in the comfort of your own private ensuite room in the heart of Delamere Forest.

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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

Opiates, whether used recreationally or as a prescribed treatment, can quickly begin to take over your life as they are highly addictive. Your need for the drug will only grow with time and as your body and brain get used to functioning with the help of the opiates, getting off them will become increasingly difficult. So it’s important to get help immediately and stop this process in its tracks.

Detoxing from opiates can seem like a daunting task. Whether you’ve been using them for a long period of time or only recently became addicted to opiates, the claws of addiction sink in pretty quickly to your life, making living life without them feel near impossible.

But with the right environment, support and professional guidance, beating your opiate addiction doesn’t have to be such a scary feat.

Our purpose-built treatment centre has everything you need to safely detox, understand your addiction and gain the tools needed to live a full life without opiates. Our team pride themselves on a person-centred approach, meaning they’ll put together a programme that suits your individual needs, whatever they may be.

Although a life without opiates may be difficult to imagine now, remember, recovery is a process so it’s important to focus on one step at a time. The first step is reaching out for help.

See how a stay at Delamere can give you the time, space and tools needed to grow beyond your addiction. Book a consultation

Types of opiates and opioids

Opioids are synthetic, man-made drugs formulated in a laboratory, whereas opiates are naturally found in the opium plant. There are also semi-synthetic opioids; man-made chemicals derived from naturally occurring opiates.

There are many different kinds of opiates circulating the streets and healthcare system today. Some are safer than others, but all are highly addictive and can be extremely harmful when abused or misused.

Types of opiates, opioids and semi-synthetic opioids include:


Morphine (Kadian, MS Contin)

Semi-synthetic opioids

Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet)
Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab)
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
Oxymorphone (Opana ER)

Synthetic opioids

Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
Fentanyl (Duragesic)
Meperidine (Demerol)
Tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet)

Signs and symptoms of opiate addiction

Opiates can quickly take over a user’s life, making their whole world revolve around getting their next fix. The more addicted someone becomes, the worse their health, social life and personality will be affected.

Opiate addiction is debilitating and can cause stark physical, psychological, and behavioural changes in the user, including:

Shallow or slow breathing rate
Physical agitation
Poor decision making
Abandoning responsibilities
Mood swings
Lowered motivation
Anxiety attacks

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Effects of opiate addiction

Opiates are one of the most harmful drugs when it comes to our health and wellbeing, and frequently abusing them can cause serious irreversible damage.

Physical effects may include:

Increased risk of heart disease
Digestive issues
Respiratory issues

Mental effects may include:

Self isolation
Low self esteem
Confidence issues
Feelings of guilt and shame

Social impacts may include:

Destruction of relationships
Avoiding social situations
Difficulty developing new relationships
Inability to function day-to-day
Lack of prospects
Losing or not being able to keep a job
Financial instability

Residential rehab for opiate addiction at Delamere

Residential rehab is the best course of action for overcoming opiate addiction. Here at Delamere, we offer personalised residential rehab programmes, giving you time to press the pause button on your life in a comfortable, safe and relaxing space.

Our team of nurses, doctors, clinicians, therapists, analysts and other practitioners will complete both a medical and personal assessment in order to create a programme suited to your individual needs.

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 help you transform your life and build a brighter future free from addiction.

This page has been reviewed by Dr Catherine Carney, Delamere’s psychiatrist
This page has been reviewed by Mike Delaney, Clinical Director at Delamere

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

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


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

Detox from opiates in the heart of Delamere Forest

Contact our admission team today and see how we can help you safely detox from opiates and give you the tools needed to grow beyond addiction.

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Know someone addicted to opiates?

If someone you know is showing signs of opiate addiction, 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.