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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 what drugs are most addictive, and why. Some are legal, some are not – all can be harmful. Castle Craig alcohol & drug rehab, UK
All drugs work by altering your brain function in some way and the longer you use, the more your brain changes. It might take a while to start feeling normal again, and once you’ve struggled with addiction, it will likely remain a problem to guard against, but your brain will eventually get back to normal
It might be shocking to learn your child has been using drugs. Maybe you found something while doing laundry, maybe you got a call from the school, or maybe you heard a credible rumour. Now you have to figure out the extent of the problem and what to do about it.
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.
MDMA is the primary ingredient in the street drug ecstasy which is popular in clubs and rave culture, but based on its feel good, party-oriented properties, many are left to wonder is MDMA addictive?
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.
In the process of dealing with recovery anxiety and relapse temptations, therapy skills will be useful in helping a patient work through and conquer anxious moments.
Convincing a loved one to enter a treatment centre can be incredibly challenging. Professional interventionists can help you in this difficult process.
There is strong connection between schizophrenia and addiction. Dr. Jim Craig, Consultant Psychiatrist, provides insight into psychosis, schizophrenia and drugs abuse.
Information about detoxification from alcohol, heroin, cocaine and cannabis. This includes video interviews with specialist doctors from Caste Craig rehab clinic.
What is successful recovery from addiction? Read more about abstinence from alcohol and drugs and recovery as a process through a 12-step programme.
Castle Craig Hospital launched a new website in Romanian, to compensate for the lack of addiction treatment information and fight high stigma against addicts.
Lee Taylor, Family Therapy Expert at Castle Craig Rehab, describes the effects of alcohol and drugs on family life. Family members experience guilt, anger, anxiety.
Our Head of Training, Glynis Read, talks about effective addiction therapy & the rehab treatment process: “Alcohol and drug addiction is a very treatable illness”
Peter McCann, Castle Craig Chairman, points out the risks of treating patients with Methadone in the long term, instead of sending them to rehab.