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 […]
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?
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.
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 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
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
Alcohol can lead to anxiety and panic attacks. Sometimes, these complications actually cause one to start drinking. No matter how you look at it, one has the potential to lead to the other. There is a clear correlation between alcohol and anxiety
Read on to find out the benefits of exercise in addiction recovery, and the 7 best actvities for you to do. Castle Craig alcohol and drug rehab, UK
Read on to learn why self-forgiveness in recovery is so important, and five tips on how to achieve it. Castle Craig, alcohol and drug rehab, UK
What are the problems with starting a new relationship in early recovery? Learn if you should avoid romance when newly sober. Castle Craig alcohol rehab, UK
Learn about why addicted people might need help building healthy relationships in recovery, and how to go about it. Drug and alcohol rehab, Castle Craig, UK
Are you more scared of recovery than your addiction? Read on for the six most common fears in recovery and tips to manage them. Castle Craig rehab, UK
Can an alcoholic ever go back to casually drinking? Read on to find out what the pitfalls are, and why you should quit completely. Castle Craig rehab, UK
Learn more about what motivates an addicted person to recover, what demotivates people, and how to stay motivated after treatment. Castle Craig rehab, UK
We’ve long known that alcohol is bad for your brain. There are temporary impairments like slurred speech, loss of coordination and balance, poor judgment, and blackouts
While it’s true alcohol addiction affects more men than women, women make up about a third of problem drinkers. That’s a lot of people. What’s more, the number of women with alcohol use disorder appears to be growing
Brain scans show that in people who have struggled with addiction for a long time, the part of your brain responsible for rational thinking becomes cut off from the part of your brain responsible for gratification
Cocaine and alcohol are often used together. More than half of people with a cocaine addiction also have an alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, the combination of these drugs is far more dangerous than either drug alone. Here’s why.