Read on to find out when a cocaine overdose can happen, what the symptoms are & what to do when someone overdoses. Castle Craig alcohol & drug rehab, UK
High-risk drinking has nearly doubled since lockdown, reports the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and addiction services are in desperate need of funding. Castle Craig’s data supports this, with website visitors more than doubling, a record number of daily enquiries to our Help Desk, and a rising number of enquiries about the Castle Telehealth online addiction […]
In recovery we remember the isolation our addiction brought us to, so we knew what isolation meant and how it felt. In 2020, that’s something which has been new for a lot of people – especially family members of those with addiction – they didn’t understand what it meant when we talked about those feelings […]
Drug summits are being held today and tomorrow to address the drug death epidemic in the UK. Ironically, this is happening in Glasgow, which is at the heart of the problem. For Scotland, this is literally a life-or-death turning point as the country has seen some of the highest numbers of drug and alcohol-related mortalities […]
When it comes to illicit drug use, heroin and crack cocaine are often considered the worst drugs someone can take. They are responsible for the majority of drug-related deaths and are the leading cause of concern in most countries. Now with synthetic opioids, particularly fentanyl, becoming more widespread, it seems that there’s a new epidemic […]
Is one solution to alcohol abuse… more alcohol? Some in Canada think so. A few years ago, several cities have implemented managed alcohol programmes (MAP) to tackle severe alcoholism, particularly among those with an unstable housing situation and who drink non-beverage alcohol. After several years of seemingly successful results, other countries including Australia and Scotland […]
Are you concerned about your own drinking habits and that you’ve lied about how much you drink? Do you keep alcohol hidden from friends and family? Or are you worried that someone else’s secret drinking is a sign that he or she is an alcoholic?
An alcoholic is someone who has a physical and mental dependence on alcohol. We here at Castle Craig view alcoholism as a brain disease. Alcoholism is a serious psychological illness defined as the inability to stop drinking despite potential or actual, negative consequences. An alcoholic is someone who suffers from alcoholism. 4 common characteristics of alcoholics […]
The connection between drinking alcohol and depression is real, although which comes first — alcohol or depression — is up for debate. Does alcohol cause or worsen depression? Or does depression lead to alcohol misuse and abuse?
If you have been using alcohol for a long time — because you have been self-medicating with alcohol or habitually drinking — and you’re ready to stop, it’s important for you to understand the dangers of suddenly stopping alcohol.
Self medication theory is the idea that people use substances or gratifying behaviours to treat underlying problems without the advice of and without following a prescription from a licensed healthcare professional.
Curiosity, peer pressure, depression, and being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs are common reasons why people try cocaine for the first time
The winter holidays are rich in tradition, merriment, and cherishing our relationships. For those amidst their recovery it can also present new challenges to staying sober. Christmas parties, New Years, and family get-togethers can be fraught with triggers and temptations
If you’re in recovery, the holiday season can be especially difficult and, let’s be honest, not so jolly. It doesn’t matter how far into recovery you are, whether it’s days or decades, the holidays come with their own set of challenges.
Not drinking in January has health benefits for the rest of the year? Yes, it’s true! Granted, for some of us, avoiding alcohol on January 1st is easy since we are recovering from the previous night’s celebratory toasts
Discover what emotional sobriety really means, and why it is essential for your continued growth and path to recovery. Castle Craig alcohol & drug rehab, UK
Discover why problem gambling in the UK is rising, what is being done about it by the government and others, and how to get help. Castle Craig rehab, UK
Learn about the level of drug-related deaths in Scotland, which continue to rise, and which drugs are the most dangerous. Castle Craig drug rehab, UK
Discover 40 of the best quotes on addiction recovery, for inspiration and motivation in your journey. Castle Craig alcohol and drug rehab, UK
Learn about how and why alcohol causes chest pain, long term alcohol abuse can make it worse, and tips to prevent it. Castle Craig alcohol & drug rehab, UK
Alcohol Awareness Week aims to highlight the problem of addiction, and how to help those affected and their families. Castle Craig rehab, UK
Discover what drugs are most addictive, and why. Some are legal, some are not – all can be harmful. Castle Craig alcohol & drug rehab, UK
Why are healthy boundaries necessary in addiction recovery? Find out what they look like, and how to set them. Castle Craig, alcohol and drug rehab, UK
Discover what an addictive personality is, signs to watch out for, and when you might need help. Castle Craig alcohol and drug rehab, UK
Learn about how grief and addiction are connected – how bereavement can help cause addiction or make it worse. Castle Craig rehab, UK