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Delamere sweeps the board in first CQC inspection
Posted by Martin Preston
on 13 Jun 2022
Delamere wellness retreat has achieved a ‘good’ rating across all aspects of its care provision in its first inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  Since March 2020, Delamere has established a reputation for delivering exceptional residential care for people who require treatment for substance misuse and other disorders. An achievement which has now been…

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Gaming Addiction Report 2022
Posted by Sally Hopkins
on 18 Apr 2022
A topic with ever-growing concern in the UK is that of gaming addiction. A 2021 systematic review revealed that 3-4% of gamers worldwide were addicted to video games, meaning that there can be as many as 60 million people or more suffering.In fact, this year the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially classified Video Game Addiction…

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Why Choose A Holistic Approach To Addiction?
Posted by Dr Terry Spokes
on 28 Mar 2022
Derived from the Greek word, ‘holos’, meaning ‘whole’, holistic means “dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part”. When used to describe a therapeutic approach, it means considering a person’s mental, emotional, social and spiritual states of health and well-being. This is especially important when it comes to…

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A Guide To Christmas In Recovery
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 14 Dec 2021
Christmas time can be a daunting period in recovery. Especially if it’s your first. A time full of celebrations, parties and festive fun can offer various challenges for your recovery and can feel like a minefield of opportunities for relapse. Although you may feel like avoiding Christmas altogether, it’s important for you to socialise, spend…

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October Outcomes : Getting Better Everyday
Posted by Martin Preston
on 11 Nov 2021
We’ve said it before and we’ll likely say it again; Delamere is an organisation with a very strong ‘why’.  We exist simply to help guests achieve positive outcomes. Anecdotal feedback and testimonials about what we do here at Delamere, and crucially what our guests achieve, is powerful. It motivates our colleagues and gives prospective guests…

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Therapy at Delamere: what to expect
Posted by Dr Terry Spokes
on 16 Sep 2021
Recovery from active addiction is not just about removing and resisting a substance or behaviour. Long-term recovery and well-being require an understanding of the role that the addictive behaviour may have served in your life. For example, it is not uncommon to use alcohol or other substances to find relief from the pain of past…

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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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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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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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