Alcohol Detox

At the point where you, or someone you know, has become physically dependent on alcohol, a medically-assisted alcohol detox within an alcohol detox centre is the safest and most comfortable way to withdraw from alcohol and break the cycle of active alcohol addiction. At Delamere, our approach to alcohol detox is a caring one which recognises the courage it takes to let go of alcohol.

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Tailored alcohol detox at Delamere

A detox from alcohol is typically the first step of treatment here at Delamere. At our private alcohol rehab in Cheshire, guests will undergo a medically assisted alcohol detox with 24-hour care from on-site nurses. To make alcohol withdrawal as comfortable as can be, we approach alcohol detox on an individual basis, ensuring the process is as smooth and pain-free as possible.

We can help to alleviate the unpleasant side effects of withdrawal with a clinical alcohol detox that addresses your physical dependence on alcohol and supports you throughout the process. Delamere is a supportive and suitable environment within which to detox safely from alcohol and begin to make lasting changes.

Alcohol detox and rehabilitation at Delamere

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Why undergo a detox in an alcohol detox centre?

An alcohol detox is a relatively straightforward and painless process, albeit one that needs to be carried out in a suitable environment in order that withdrawal symptoms can be safely managed. At Delamere, our caring and supportive team comprises doctors, nurses, therapists and support workers as well as experts by experience, who themselves have recovered from alcoholism. 

This 24-hour resource, coupled with the fact that we operate out of a purpose-built facility means we are able to offer alcohol detox programmes that are not only safer but also much more comfortable than many offered by UK providers.


“Delamere provides a very soothing place in which people can recover. We’re proud to have a 24-hour medical team on site which means we provide a very tailored, medically managed detox regime. Alcohol detox is something we very much specialise in and since we opened in March 2020, we’ve helped nearly 1,000 people recover.”

Dr Catherine Carney
Psychiatrist at Delamere

‘Stop’ lays the foundations for the following stages of our rehab programme. Once you have completed your detox, staying stopped and future-proofing your abstinence is the next step. Everything we offer at Delamere aims at effective and lasting outcomes in addiction treatment:

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    Stage 1: Stop

    This phase addresses any physical aspects of your addiction. Our medical team is on hand 24/7 to ensure a safe and effective withdrawal.

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    Stage 2: Start

    During ‘Start’ we help identify the psychological underpinnings of your dependency as you participate in a variety of addiction treatment therapies.

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    Stage 3: Grow

    Our ‘Grow’ phase is the process of integrating the Delamere learning experience into life after treatment.

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    Stage 4: Grow

    Our ‘Bloom’ phase offers intensive support on a weekly basis for the first three months of recovery once guests return home.

How to encourage a loved one to go to rehab

If you are looking to help a family member, work colleague, or loved one, admit themselves to an addiction rehabilitation centre, we’re here to help. It may be that the person in question is in denial about the extent of their problem, possibly even refusing to acknowledge that there’s a problem – and resisting professional help. At Delamere, we provide family support services and help your loved one confront addiction and denial.

Should it be necessary, we also offer intervention services whereby we take the time to understand what is happening and help prepare and rehearse a formal intervention that will culminate in your loved one entering treatment with us. If you are considering organising an intervention for your loved one, friend, or colleague, contact Delamere today.


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Frequently asked questions about alcohol detox


The importance of assisted alcohol detox vs. alcohol detox at home

Attempting to detox at home, alone and without proper medical supervision, can almost as dangerous as excessive drinking and can put your wellbeing seriously at risk. Severe withdrawal symptoms can kick in within 6 to 12 hours of taking your last drink and extreme cases, suddenly stopping drinking and going ‘cold turkey’ can cause life-threatening complications. The safest option is to have a professional medical team oversee your alcohol detox. No matter how serious the alcohol addiction, Delamere’s dedicated team can help bring about recovery.

Will I need medication during a detox from alcohol?

Medication may be required during your alcohol detox to counteract any side effects from alcohol withdrawal. Delamere’s experienced medical team have been helping people overcome addiction at our alcohol detox clinic for years and can develop a bespoke alcohol detox programme to suit your individual needs.

How long does it take to complete an alcohol detox?

The time it takes to complete the initial detox depends on the amount of alcohol that your body is reliant on and how long you have been drinking for. Typically, your body should be free from the physical dependence on alcohol within around 7 days, but the psychological dependence will require more ongoing support in the form of 1-1 counselling and group therapy.

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