Gaming Rehab

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Delamere gaming rehab

At Delamere, a luxury residential rehab located in rural Cheshire, our multi-disciplinary team are experts in all types of addiction and is here to help you or a loved one to identify the root cause of the problem and get the support you need.

Offering exemplary, regulated care and support around the clock, our Delamere team of medical professionals, therapists, and lived experience practitioners. Our approach to gaming addiction focuses on treating guests as a whole, not just the symptoms they present with. Our gaming rehab programme comprises holistic therapies including equine therapy, art, and music, as well as four 1-1 counselling sessions and two Recovery Mentoring sessions a week plus several group therapies. 

Gaming rehab at Delamere typically begins with a psychological assessment. An addiction to gaming has been shown to have detrimental effects on mental health such as increasing anxiety and depression, impairing social function, decreasing cognitive performance, and causing insomnia.

Guests may be therefore prescribed medication by our qualified 24-hour on-site medical team, such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety tablets, to treat some of the psychological impacts of a gaming addiction.

At Delamere, we believe that addiction always stems from somewhere whether it’s trauma and abuse, anxiety and depression, or lifestyle, environmental, and social factors. The next step of gaming rehab therefore addresses the root causes of the addiction through a variety of individual and group therapies as well as somatic healing experiences such as yoga, breathwork, and meditation. Guests will then learn how to avoid triggers on the outside world and find rehab aftercare services local to them to support their continued recovery after their video game addiction rehab stay.

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The staff and facilities were brilliant and they helped me through a very difficult time in my life.” – Former Delamere Guest


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Why is gaming rehab important?

From collecting Sonic’s rings to the pursuit of V-bucks, video games are designed to be naturally addictive. The vast majority of gamers don’t play in a way that’s harmful, but some people who play games excessively have been shown to suffer mentally, socially and behaviourally. A person who is addicted to gaming will be unable to stop engaging in gameplay despite it having a negative effect on their health, social well-being, personal relationships, education, or work.

Gaming rehab provides you or a loved one with the chance to address the underlying causes of the addiction and take steps to overcome it. Delamere is a private gaming rehab centre that specialises in treating addiction on a residential basis. Our programmes work by allowing patients to switch off from the pressures of daily life and focus, without distraction, on growing from addiction alongside peers on similar recovery journeys.

Advisory Board Member

“We all need to get away from time to time from problems we have. Whether that’s addiction problems, work-life balance issues, or excessive pressure on you. This is the perfect facility for that purpose.”

Professor Sir Cary Cooper
Advisory Board Member

The Delamere approach to gaming rehab

An inpatient stay at Delamere is a deliberately intensive 4-phase gaming rehab programme, one which we have crafted over time and has helped many participants recover. Our emphasis is on holistic care to treat addiction and associated issues. This means that we treat the whole person rather than just the symptoms they present with. We believe that successful treatment runs far deeper than simply stopping the addictive substance or behaviour.

Our approach at Delamere comprises 4 core phases: Stop, Start, Grow, & Bloom. 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.

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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 a gaming rehab centre

If you are looking to help a family member, work colleague, or loved one, admit themselves to a gaming rehab centre, we’re here to help. At Delamere, we provide family support services and intervention services to help find out exactly 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 or want some support on how we can best help you speak to someone you care for about getting help, contact Delamere today


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  • 24-hour care & support
    24-hour care & support
  • UK's only purpose build clinic
    UK's only purpose build clinic
  • All accommodation en-suite
    All accommodation en-suite
  • Discreet, private location
    Discreet, private location
  • Family programmes
    Family programmes
  • Unique, innovative treatment approach
    Unique, innovative treatment approach
  • Outcomes focused
    Outcomes focused
  • Free collection service
    Free collection service
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    Air conditioning

Frequently asked questions about gaming rehab

What makes the gaming rehab programme at Delamere different?

As well as luxury accommodations, 5* home-cooked meals, and 24-hour resources, Delamere offers a holistic approach to recovery that takes into consideration the mind, body, and spirit. Delamere also provides a supportive environment where guests meet others in similar situations and take away any shame surrounding their addiction. This fosters a community feel where Delamere guests can open up to each other about shared experiences and help each other to grow from addiction together. 

What other addictions do you treat at Delamere?

Within our purpose-built rehab centre, we treat a wide range of addictions and associated issues. From help with alcohol addiction to cocaine addiction treatment, learn more about all of the addictions we treat by visiting our addiction treatment help page or call us today on 030 111 2015 for more information.

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