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Welcoming Dr Terry Spokes
Posted by Martin Preston
on 27 Jul 2021
We’re delighted to formally welcome Dr Terry Spokes, who joins the team here at Delamere in Cheshire as Outcomes Director and Head of Recovery.   Terry is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist, who achieved his Doctorate at Oxford University.  An expert in addiction treatment, trauma and neuropsychology, Terry has provided training for addiction treatment providers…

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Outcomes: Our why
Posted by Martin Preston
on 17 Jul 2021
Delamere is a purpose-led organisation with a very clear ‘why’. We exist simply to help guests who come to stay with us achieve the very best possible outcomes.  Doing so is a great privilege and it is hugely motivating for our team to support participants here as they Grow Beyond Addiction. The joy of this…

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Gambling Addiction Signs and Symptoms
Posted by David Williams
on 02 Jul 2021
Contents What is gambling addiction? History of gambling addiction Official criteria for diagnosing gambling addiction Gambling addiction & suicide in the UK The signs and symptoms of gambling addiction How to help someone with a gambling problem Treatment for gambling addiction References Gambling addiction is a compulsive disorder with a high comorbidity rate of alcohol…

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Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Analysing Taboo References in Music Genres
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 24 May 2021
The adage of ‘Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll’ was coined over fifty years ago - but does the saying still ring true today?  Drug and music culture have long overlapped, and drug strewn lyrics and references in music could be heard as far back as the 1930s. Jazz, bluegrass and swing musicians would casually…

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How to stop binge drinking alcohol?
Posted by Martin Preston
on 02 May 2021
Contents What is binge drinking? Short-term effects of binge drinking Dangers of binge drinking and its long-term effects Who binge drinks? What causes binge drinking? Why cant I control my drinking? How do I stop binge drinking? Treatment for binge drinking References If you want to stop binge drinking but are wondering how to go…

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20 Best Quotes of Sobriety
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 23 Apr 2021
During recovery from addiction, there are often times when we need a boost to start our day or give us motivation to keep on going. During these times, we may turn to spiritual practices or sobriety quotes for some inspiration. Love them or hate them inspirational quotes have been around for many, many years. Some…

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How to deal with an alcoholic partner
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 11 Apr 2021
Dealing with an alcoholic partner is not easy; an alcoholics behaviour and actions make little logical sense to others, they are often selfish and inconsiderate. As someone who loves them, it is likely you will struggle to understand why they seemingly continue to choose alcohol over you and over others. Surely, if they loved you…

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What Is An Alcohol or Drug Detox
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 02 Apr 2021
An alcohol or drug detox is a palliative intervention designed to reduce the symptoms of withdrawal whilst the body goes through the process of detoxification There are various ways, methods and means of detoxing from alcohol or drugs but not all are safe.  If you or a loved one suffer from a drug or alcohol…

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How to deal with an alcoholic parent
Posted by David Williams
on 12 Mar 2021
Dealing with an alcoholic parent can be extremely difficult, challenging and downright heartbreaking.  Any parent should care for and protect their own child; this doesn’t necessarily happen with an alcoholic parent. Sadly, all too often, the roles tragically become reversed.  Challenging an alcoholic parent can be daunting. No parent wants to be told they are…

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20 Facts about alcoholism you weren’t aware of
Posted by Martin Preston
on 04 Mar 2021
Most people drink alcohol and of those who do most are able to drink it in moderation. However, there are a minority that suffer from alcoholism. Those that suffer from this condition are unable to control the amount of alcohol they consume and suffer negative consequences as a direct result. If you or a loved…

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