Heroin Detox

Whether you or a loved one are struggling with a heroin addiction, you can take comfort in our assisted heroin detox, overseen by a team of medical professionals including 24-hour on-site nurses. It is our belief at Delamere that with the right support, anyone can take back control of their lives from addiction.

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Heroin Detox
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A tailored approach to heroin detox at Delamere

At Delamere, we know that the thought of heroin detox can be extremely frightening and how hopeless and helpless it can feel when one has become dependent on a substance. That’s why we provide our guests with a medical detox to make this process as comfortable and safe as possible. Unlike many other heroin detox centres, Delamere provides guests with a tailored heroin detox to minimise symptoms and maximise comfort and safety during a period that can seem scary for many. Our medical team, support staff and tranquil setting provide a safe and supportive environment to complete a heroin detox.

Detoxing from heroin is typically the first step to rehabilitation at a heroin detox centre. At Delamere, we replace heroin use with a medically approved drug from our team of doctors and nurses to support the body’s withdrawal from heroin safely. We take a highly tailored approach to heroin detox as we know from experience that everybody reacts differently to drug withdrawal and thus requires different care.

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The cruciality of an inpatient heroin detox

Heroin addiction is considered a brain disorder because it causes structural and functional changes to the brain’s circuits that control reward, stress, and impulse. The more heroin that is used, the more pronounced these changes become. Even when heroin use has been successfully stopped, structural changes to the brain can remain for a long time and in many cases can last a lifetime. This is why detox clinics for heroin addiction like Delamere are vital for long-term recovery.

Attempting to detox from heroin at home can be possible, however, due to the chemical changes it makes to the brain it is very difficult and dangerous once the body has become dependent. In extreme cases going ‘cold turkey’ with no medical assitance can lead to fatalities, which is why at Delamere we provide our guests with a safe environment to complete a medically assisted heroin rehab and detox, under the supervision of 24-hour on-site nurses.

“Our on-site medical team offer a tailored approach to detox. We insist on providing a 24-hour nursing team which enables us to offer the safest and most comfortable detox regime in the UK.”

Martin Preston
Founder & CEO

‘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: Bloom

    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 heroin detox


How long does it take for heroin withdrawal symptoms to start?

Withdrawal symptoms from a heroin detox can start within 24 hours of last using the drug. The first few days of heroin detox are typically the hardest physically and emotionally. Our highly experienced 24-hour on-site nurses will be on hand to make this process as easy as possible.

How long does a heroin detox take?

Everyone’s experience detoxing from heroin will be different as factors such as the time an individual has been using and quantities all have an effect. Typically, a physical detox can be completed in 7 days, after which the psychological addiction will be addressed.

What happens after heroin detox?

After your body has successfully withdrawn from heroin at our residential rehab centre, your attention will be turned to the psychological addiction. Delamere guests receive two 1-1 private counselling and two Recovery Mentoring sessions a week as well as group and holistic therapies, aimed to heal the mind, body, and spirit. We will work with you to find local rehab aftercare services to support your continued recovery.

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