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 […]
This blog article is not updated. For our latest Covid-19 Preparedness & Response Updates please visit our page castlecraig.co.uk/coronavirus In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Castle Craig rehab clinic has launched an innovative, separate admissions and detox unit to treat drug and alcohol addictions. The separate admissions unit, Kirkurd Unit, was created in response to the […]
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
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
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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
Family therapy is important in addiction treatment – but what happens when family issues in addiction threaten a successful recovery? Castle Craig rehab, UK
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Mindfulness is more than just a New Year’s resolution – it can be a meaningful tool for those in recovery. Read on for 7 tips on change through mindfulness.
Recognising that teens face the same issues she does and wanting to be a role model for her fans, Demi Lovato decided that honesty is the best policy.
Most people don’t go into recovery feeling optimistic. Most people just feel like life couldn’t get much worse and they have to change something. That’s more like desperation than optimism. Depression has many facets, one of which is the inability to imagine a better future.
Everyone has some bad habits. When you’re in recovery, some of those habits will work against you. Maybe you still smoke, or you don’t get enough sleep, or you spend too much time on Facebook, or you still spend time with people who drink
Got Soul is a charity, founded by Maryam Ghaffari in 2012 to help people out of loneliness and isolation through soul and R n B music, and to make a difference in the community
Alcohol is bad for your health, especially for your liver, your heart, your digestive tract, and your brain. Your reasons for quitting may have nothing to do with health
Empathy is an important quality to cultivate in recovery. It doesn’t get as much attention as some other qualities like humility, perseverance, patience, honesty, and optimism, but it’s just as important. Here’s how your recovery will benefit by learning to be more empathetic.
There are some problems, however, that deal you a severe blow. It could be a divorce, a death in the family, or being fired. Events like these are huge for anyone, whether or not addiction has been an issue. How do you keep a crisis from ruining your recovery?
We all know there are things we ‘should’ do but don’t. We could all eat a little better, get a little more exercise, sleep a little more, but for whatever reason, it just isn’t happening. In recovery, there’s only one bright line: drinking or using drugs. As long as you don’t do those things, you’re doing it right.
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
Laughing helps recovery in many ways. It reduces stress, it helps you relax, it improves your immune system, making you less prone to illness, it reduces pain, and it helps you stay positive. All of these are important if you’re trying to stay sober, or if you just want to be happy.
Addiction is a serious topic with serious consequences. People lose their jobs, their homes, and their lives. Quitting is a struggle and for many people it’s the hardest thing they’ll ever do. Despite all that, or because of it, laughing is one of the best things you can do for yourself in recovery. Here’s why.