Opiate Addiction

Opiates, whether used recreationally or as a prescribed treatment, can quickly begin to take over your life as they are highly addictive. If you are concerned that you, or perhaps a family member, friend or colleague, are struggling with opiate addiction, Delamere provides an intensive 4-phase opiate rehab programme.

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Opiate Addiction
Opiate Addiction
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At Delamere, we strongly believe that with the right support and opiate addiction treatment, anyone can live free from substance abuse. Our purpose-built treatment centre has everything you need to safely complete an opiate 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, allowing you to co-create your treatment plan with their assistance.

United by the common goal of striving to see our guests get well, many members of our team can call upon their own experience of addiction and recovery to speak to guests from a lens of true empathy and understanding. 

We find this lived experience of profound benefit to our guests as it helps them to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Located in rural Cheshire, Delamere private rehab provides guests with the opportunity to switch off from the outside world and dedicate their full attention to their physical, spiritual and psychological healing. From the tranquil countryside surroundings to the relaxing and luxurious interiors, everything about Delamere has been purpose-built and designed to foster personal growth and new beginnings.

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When to seek opiate addiction treatment

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.

At Delamere, we approach opiate addiction and rehab from a place of dignity, compassion and understanding. Our 4-phase treatment for addiction to opiates will help you get to the root cause of your opiate addiction in order to heal from it.

Some of the signs and symptoms to look out for include:

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

“At Delamere, we provide a caring, compassionate, soothing environment to help people change the directions of their lives.”

Dr Catherine Carney

The Delamere approach to opioid addiction treatment

An inpatient stay at Delamere is a deliberately intensive 4-phase opioid 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.

How to encourage a loved one to get opiate addiction treatment

Living with someone who is suffering from an opiate addiction can be extremely taxing on those around them, especially if the person in question is in denial about their addiction. At Delamere, we offer family support services and intervention services to help both you and your loved one accept the problem and take the necessary steps to get help.


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Frequently asked questions about opiate addiction

What are opiates vs. 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.

Is opiate addiction dangerous?

Opiates are one of the most harmful drugs when it comes to our health and well-being, and frequently abusing them can cause serious irreversible damage. Abusing opiates can cause:

  • Increased risk of heart disease.
  • Digestive issues.
  • Respiratory issues.
  • Self-isolation.
  • Anxiety and depression.
  • Destruction of relationships.
  • Paranoia.

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