Codeine Detox

Delamere private rehab is a purpose-built treatment clinic in Cheshire. We specialise in supervised and assisted withdrawal programs for those suffering from addictions such as codeine addiction

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Codeine Detox
Codeine Detox
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A unique approach to codeine detox

Our Delamere team of qualified doctors and nurses will make your codeine detox as comfortable as possible in a relaxing and supportive environment. We know from firsthand experience the courage it takes to let go of drugs and start a codeine detox, which is why we have a tailored approach to withdrawal, under the supervision of our 24-hour on-site nurses. Unlike many other codeine detox centers in the UK, at Delamere, we provide our guests with a completely tailored codeine detox as we understand that no two people react the same. Upon arrival, you will be assessed by our medical team of doctors and nurses, who will then decide the best course of treatment to suit your individual addiction. 

We know this stage of a codeine rehab programme can often be the most daunting and frightening, however, it is our aim to make this process as painless as possible. Many Delamere guests and their families take immense comfort in our 24-hour on-site nursing team who are able to react to codeine withdrawal symptoms and administer medication to ease or eradicate them. This 24-hour resource, matched with the fact that we operate out of a purpose-built facility means we are able to offer a codeine detox programme that is safer and much more comfortable than many offered by UK providers.

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“Delamere’s approach to addiction is built from a place of compassion and understanding, there’s no judgment, there’s no ridicule, there’s no feelings of shame. Coming in here really just helped me look at myself and progress forward and move past some of the stuff I maybe hadn’t been able to let go from my past.” – Jimmy, Former Delamere Guest


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The benefits of an inpatient codeine detox centre like Delamere

Codeine addiction and abuse can cause the body to become physically dependent on the drug. When this is the case the safest way to detox from codeine is in a specialist codeine rehab centre under the supervision of medical professionals. Whilst it is possible to detox from codeine at home, it can be very uncomfortable and dangerous. In severe situations, going ‘cold turkey’ can have serious medical consequences, as the body has become so accustomed to the substance that it cannot function without it.

At Delamere, we provide our guests with a medical detox whereby codeine is substituted with an approved medication to support the body while it completes a codeine withdrawal. Our doctors and nurses can also provide medications to lessen or eradicate any uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, making this process far safer and more comfortable than an at-home detox.

“Our approach is person-centred and holistic. That means that we understand that each person is unique and we don’t subscribe to a one-size-fits-all philosophy.”

Martin Preston
Founder & CEO at Delamere

‘Stop’ lays the foundations for the following stages of our rehab programem. 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 yourself to an addiction rehabilitation center, 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 organizing an intervention for your loved one, friend, or colleague, contact Delamere today.


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    24-hour care & support
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    UK's only purpose build clinic
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  • Family programmes
    Family programmes
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    Unique, innovative treatment approach
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Frequently asked questions about codeine detox

What are the symptoms of a codeine detox?

Withdrawal from codeine usually begins within eight to ten hours after the last dose, but this can vary depending on the amount of codeine taken and the duration of abuse. Most codeine withdrawal symptoms are related to increased activity in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) which regulates functions such as salivating, sweating, crying, pupil size, heart rate, and hormone secretion. In the first seven to ten days of codeine withdrawal, a dependent person may experience a runny nose, watery eyes, yawning, sweating, sleep disturbance, nausea, chills, muscle aches, and involuntary movements.

What happens after I detox from codeine?

After a safe and successful codeine detox, we will work with you to address the psychological addiction. Phases 2 and 3 of our 4-phase treatment programme involve intensive periods of healing and growth, equipping you with the tools to grow from your addiction. Phase 4 begins upon completion of your 28-day stay at our retreat and involves bringing recovery home, you will be invited to weekly recovery meetings to support your continued sobriety post-Delamere.

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