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The Delamere blog
How To Avoid An Alcohol Relapse
Posted by Martin Preston
on 04 Dec 2021
Recognising you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to recovery. We help people to overcome alcohol addiction in a relaxed, supportive and non-judgemental environment at our purpose-built retreat beside Delamere forest. Our unique Treatment Model takes guests on a transformative journey from medically supported detoxification through to full alcohol rehab. During our…

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The Danger of Medical Misinformation on Social Media
Posted by Martin Preston
on 22 Nov 2021
In an age of social media supremacy, coupled with hospital waiting times at their highest since August 2007, more and more people are turning to the internet for medical advice. But should you trust the information you receive on social media? And what exactly are the dangers of doing your own research? Contents IntroductionHow reliable…

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Psychedelics And Breathwork: Exploring Disruptive Tools In Addiction Recovery
Posted by Martin Preston
on 18 Nov 2021
At Delamere, our approach to addiction treatment and wellness is a holistic one. We look at a whole person model through our Stop.Start.Grow programme, taking into account physical and emotional wellbeing. Our aim is to bring about personal transformations that extend far beyond addiction recovery. In order to achieve this we pride ourselves in delivering…

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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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Psychedelics in addiction treatment: Friend or Foe? Problem or solution?
Posted by Martin Preston
on 29 Oct 2021
At Delamere we treat all manner of addiction problems.  Whist the majority of guests come to us because it is alcohol that has become a problem in life; increasingly, we work with people who have become dependent on substances or ‘processes’ too. As you might imagine, struggles with illegal substances like cocaine - or prescribed…

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Equine Therapy Experience at Delamere
Posted by Youssef
on 12 Oct 2021
We begin the day in the barn sat in circular formation, with the herd grazing placidly just metres away. Our guide, Maggie, explains the day and the process for us. The six horses that make up the herd are all rescued, with varying histories from show ponies to ex-working gypsy cobs. The group have some…

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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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The UK Drug and Alcohol Use Survey 2021
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 25 Aug 2021
Contents IntroductionAn Overview of Substance AbuseHow Substances can Impact LivesThe Rate of Alcohol Use in 2021How Many People Use Drugs in the UK?The UK’s Prescription Drug ProblemOveruse of Over The Counter MedicationThe Rate of RecoveryMethodology & Sources Drug and alcohol use has touched millions of peoples lives in the UK for many years. In England,…

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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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