The Delamere blog
Creating a relapse prevention plan
Posted by Martin Preston
on 22 Dec 2023

Relapse is a major concern for millions of people recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. For those who have tried to quit on their own, continually falling back into old habits may be the catalyst for seeking professional help. Even following treatment, studies show between 40 to 60% of people will suffer a relapse within the first year (1).


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Men’s mental health and addiction
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 01 Dec 2023

Anyone can suffer with poor mental health, but statistics show nearly 1 in 10 men experience depression or anxiety. Worse still, less than half seek treatment for it. Men also suffer from substance use disorder at a higher rate than women.


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Why is intervention for alcoholics so important?
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 20 Nov 2023

We all have friends and family members who like the odd tipple, but when you recognise harmful patterns in someone’s drinking habits it may be time to intervene. It sounds very intrusive and official, but what do we mean by an intervention?


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Building a support network: Friends and family in recovery
Posted by Youssef
on 08 Nov 2023

With any challenges in life, from coping with grief to having your first child, you don’t get very far without the support of family and friends. In addiction recovery, building a support network is even more crucial. It can mean the difference between maintaining long-term sobriety and falling victim to a relapse.


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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Addiction
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 17 Oct 2023

We all feel the winter blues as the nights draw in. The gloomy conditions and cold, wet weather can make us want to retreat indoors and feel less like socialising. But there’s a big difference between feeling a bit low and experiencing major depression.


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Overcoming the stigma of addiction: Breaking the silence at work
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 06 Oct 2023

The silence of addiction is deafening in the workplace. The pressures of performing, conforming, and adhering to cultural norms means our work selves are often very different to our private personas.


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Summer Reunion 2023 at Delamere
Posted by Martin Preston
on 25 Sep 2023

Earlier this month, we welcomed former guests back to Delamere for our first ever reunion.  Re-connecting with guests who came through Delamere, and hearing how their lives have changed since, was very special indeed.


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Is porn addiction on the rise?
Posted by Youssef
on 15 Sep 2023

We’ve come a long way since the early “stag” films and striptease shows. Porn is now a multibillion-dollar industry accessible to men, women and even children. Since the dawn of the internet, access to sexually explicit content has become mainstream.


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Holistic approaches to recovering from alcohol
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 30 Aug 2023

There’s much more to holistic health than meditation and yoga. Consumers are seeking more holistic wellness products and services than ever before. Complementary and alternative therapy is used by almost 40% of adults in the US with the global market set to grow to over $400 billion by 2030.


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5 signs someone has a painkiller addiction
Posted by Martin Preston
on 17 Aug 2023

Popping painkillers is incredibly common. They’re easy to obtain, well tolerated and, when taken as intended, safe and effective. But for some people who rely on them long term, the relief they provide can become a habit that’s hard to break.


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