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The Delamere blog
Pre-Opening Launch Event
Posted by Martin Preston
on 02 Jan 2020
2020 will see us open the doors at Delamere Health Ltd and start helping guests Grow Beyond Addiction.  Our pre-opening launch event will be held on the 28th January 2020.  We’d love for you to join us for a tour of the UK’s first purpose-built addiction treatment & behavioural health clinic + presentations from: World-renowned…

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We’re hiring!
Posted by Julian Coxon
on 30 Dec 2019
Nights Nurses RMN/RGN Residential Detox and Rehabilitation Would you like to join our Clinical Nursing Team and help share and realise our vision: to become the UK’s most progressive behavioural health brand and offer exemplary care in first class facilities. We are now recruiting Night Nurses RMN/RN Adult Support our multi-disciplinary team in assessing, planning and…

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What happens in rehab?
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 23 Dec 2019
Successful, forward-thinking residential rehab is a place where people are received with kindness, treated with respect and supported to get well. That support must take the form of allowing a person to flush alcohol, substances and addiction out of their system, discover what caused them to become dependent and find new coping mechanisms. This may…

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How to deal with and overcome addiction
Posted by Julian Coxon
on 16 Dec 2019
There continues to be widespread shame, stigma and secrecy over addiction, yet there’s so much more understanding and compassion in our society than people realise. More than 60 per cent of Britons know someone who faces or has faced addiction and 27 per cent say a family member has suffered, a 2019 YouGov poll found.…

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Addiction counselling – how important is it to recovery?
Posted by Tanya Boyce
on 12 Dec 2019
Counselling and talking therapies are used very widely in addiction treatment and recovery and for good reason. It’s true to say that some people can stop their addictive behaviour and go on to have a life free of it without counselling, and whilst talking therapies are popular and proven as a recovery treatment, there are…

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Drugs in football: Addiction and doping in the game
Posted by Julian Coxon
on 27 Nov 2019
Doping is arguably far less prominent in football than in other sports such as athletics and cycling where there have been high profile cheating scandals. That said, there have been a number of cases throughout the years around footballers using illicit substances whether for the purpose of performance enhancements or otherwise. There are those who…

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How to help an employee with a drug or alcohol problem
Posted by Tanya Boyce
on 14 Nov 2019
Ensuring your company is well equipped to help an employee with a drug or alcohol problem is something best achieved if it is considered and planned for before a problem actually comes to light. It is a matter of workplace culture, procedure and policy and achieved through being: A supportive, compassionate and open employer.Drawing up…

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How to deal with work burnout
Posted by Martin Preston
on 05 Nov 2019
‘Burnout’ has been a recognised phenomenon since the 70s but was only added to the International Classification of Diseases manual this year. In the manual, burnout is described as a syndrome ‘resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.’ Yet, even that description may not really tell the full story.  Helping shed…

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Alcohol Awareness Week: Why It’s More Important Than Ever
Posted by David Williams
on 04 Nov 2019
"I was drinking a couple of bottles of whiskey a week, having a few glasses every night.” David, 50. “Every evening I’d drink a bottle of wine while I watched TV, it was the only way I could unwind and sleep,” Kelly, 42.  “I started downing a vodka before I opened the wine just to…

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What is equine therapy?
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 28 Oct 2019
Equine therapy was originally dismissed as ‘American garbage’ by Delamere’s clinical director Mike Delaney, who later went on to become one of the UK’s leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy practitioners. As a registered nurse and experienced rehabilitation practitioner, Mike did not see what horses could possibly add to the rehabilitation experience. It’s fair to say he…

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