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12 Step addiction recovery – Is it the best recovery programme to follow?
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 29 Dec 2020
The 12 Step addiction recovery programme has been around for decades. It has saved countless lives of those that suffering from addiction. In the eyes of many addiction treatment professionals it is the best recovery programme to follow, enabling personal recovery from active addiction. Doctors, counsellors, psychotherapists, scientists and psychiatrists all recognise the Twelve Steps…

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Award Winning Environment : Best Amazing Space 2020
Posted by Martin Preston
on 21 Dec 2020
Delamere has been awarded Best Amazing Space in the prestigious Northern Design Awards. Judged by some of the most revered designers and architects, the Amazing Space category serves to recognise those that ‘break the mould’ to deliver stunning visual environments with exceptional function and innovative style. Having worked so tirelessly for so long to design…

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Delamere’s 10 top tips for safer drinking over the festive period
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 19 Dec 2020
In the UK, the festive period accounts for the most cases of drinking to harmful levels, with binge drinking spiking on Christmas day and New Years eve.  At Delamere we are well aware that this Christmas will be unlike any other our generation have known. With many more people feeling additional pressure financially and socially…

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‘Let it snow, Let it snow… Let it snow’
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 14 Dec 2020
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? No, not that type of white Christmas. What we are referring to is cocaine, AKA ‘Snow’. Christmas and New Year are a notorious time for letting your hair down and over indulging in everything! From food to alcohol and for some even cocaine and drugs.  Especially with the…

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Alcohol, Domestic Abuse and Christmas
Posted by Martin Preston
on 11 Dec 2020
Every year over the festive period, cases of domestic abuse and violence increase dramatically.  The reason for christmas and new year being a particularly precarious time is a toxic recipe of extra time spent with loved ones, increased financial pressure to meet expectations and lets not forget the most important ingredient of all - alcohol!…

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The best time of year to go to alcohol rehab
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 30 Nov 2020
Would you believe if we said that Christmas is actually the best time of year to undergo alcohol treatment? Probably not - afterall, who wants to spend time away from family and friends over the festive period, but there are some very good reasons why. Many people that suffer with alcoholism wait until a crisis…

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The UKs current alcohol situation
Posted by Martin Preston
on 12 Nov 2020
Number of people drinking at high risk levels nearly doubles during lockdown With England in its second Covid-19 lockdown, deaths from substance misuse and addiction are expected to rise. Many poles have been conducted on the amount of alcohol we have been consuming during the lockdown period. The results of various studies on how much…

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Ayahuasca – The cure for addiction?
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 17 Oct 2020
Ayahuasca treatment is growing in popularity. So much so, that ayahuasca retreats are becoming more commonplace in countries native to the practice.  Very little is known about ayahuasca amongst the general population. It is only those that go in search of a ‘spiritual awakening’ or who are in desperate need of healing who may have…

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Royal College of Psychiatrists warn of alcohol services being overwhelmed
Posted by Martin Preston
on 29 Sep 2020
The Royal College of Psychiatrists have warned England’s addiction services will be overwhelmed with an additional 4 million individuals drinking more alcohol than they did prior to the Covid-19 lockdown. England, along with the rest of the UK, has seen figures nearly double in the number of adults turning to drink to cope with the…

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New and different addiction treatment model comes to life
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 07 Sep 2020
As Clinical Director I have spent the last two years working very closely with Martin Preston, Founder here at Delamere, to slowly and painstakingly bring a brave vision of a completely new and different treatment model to the world of addiction. Together we have crafted a new and exciting programme which isn’t based in shame…

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