Stress is a natural reaction that occurs in response to our everyday experiences, and we all have to deal with it from time to time. Whether it comes from our day-to-day responsibilities like work and family, or serious events such as illness or death, stress is an inevitable part of our lives. Problems may occur, […]
This article is medically reviewed by Dr Peter McCann, MSC, MBBS. Dr McCann is a is a Psychiatry and Internal Medicine Resident at Duke University Hospital, USA. What are ‘the shakes’ and what causes them? The ‘alcohol shakes’ is a term to describe tremors caused by Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome, which occurs in […]
Castle Craig is open and Covid-free and we continue to offer our much needed residential addiction treatment for patients during the Coronavirus pandemic. Travel to Scotland from the rest of the UK and all European countries is allowed for healthcare purposes. These are difficult times and we want to reassure our patients, their families and […]
Castle Craig had an inspection from our regulators Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) recently and today we have received the official report. They found our infection prevention and control policies and procedures, were excellent and comprehensive. They commented on the thorough Covid-19 risk assessments which had been carried out and the effective processes we had in place […]
Would you believe it if we said that Christmas is the perfect time of year to leave your family behind, forget the parties and gatherings and Christmas shopping, and Christmas markets and go to residential rehab? With Christmas being a nostalgic time of year steeped in tradition, spending the Christmas season in residential rehab to […]
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 […]
Excessive alcohol consumption is known to cause damage to both the physical and mental well-being, especially if consumed regularly or in large amounts. More so, it can lead to a lowered immune response, particularly when combined with stress. Castle Craig’s Medical Director, Professor Jonathan Chick, advises that during the COVID-19 pandemic it is important to […]
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.
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
People drink for many reasons. Discover when social drinking might be harmful, and what to do if you think you have a problem. Castle Craig rehab, UK
Learn about how grief and addiction are connected – how bereavement can help cause addiction or make it worse. Castle Craig 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 discover the dangers of mixing painkillers and alcohol, both long and short-term, and risk of overdose. Castle Craig alcohol and drug rehab, UK
Read on to discover what blackout drinking is, who it affects, why it’s so dangerous, and how it is connected to addiction. Castle Craig alcohol rehab, UK
Learn more about the rise of substance abuse and addiction in the elderly in the UK, how to spot the signs, and how to get help. Castle Craig rehab, UK
Read on to find out what it’s like living with an alcoholic, the issues you face, and how to help. Castle Craig, alcohol and drug rehab, UK
Learn whether addiction can ever be cured, or if that is the wrong question to ask in the first place. Castle Craig drug and alcohol rehab, Scotland, UK
Learn more about quitting addiction on your own – if you can, if you should and when it would be a bad idea to try. Castle Craig, Scotland, UK
Read on to find out how alcohol and depression are linked, how alcohol affects people with depression. Alcohol and drug rehab, Castle Craig, UK
Can cold weather affect our alcohol consumption? New evidence suggests that the weather, temperature and sunlight has a strong influence on how much alcohol we consume.
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
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.
Meth and Alcohol are both very dangerous drugs, especially in large quantities, but the dangers of mixing meth with alcohol outweigh their individual risks and create exponential trouble.
When drugs and alcohol become a major factor in your life, the sudden absense of those coping mechanisms can cause a fair amount of grief and a sense of loss. Here are 5 ways to cope with this change.