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EMDR

EMDR is an innovative treatment that helps patients with trauma EMDR (is an innovative treatment that helps patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to process negative memories and emotions that have been suppressed. It enables them to achieve their therapeutic goals rapidly, with recognisable changes that don’t disappear over time.  PTSD PTSD sufferers involuntarily re-experience aspects of the traumatic event in a very vivid and distressing way. This includes: Flashbacks where the person acts or feels as if the event was recurring Nightmares Repetitive and distressing intrusive images Other sensory impressions from the event More. Trauma can be one of…

​​Maintaining Healthy Relationships in Addiction Recovery

Addiction does not affect one person. It impacts everyone who has a relationship with the addicted person – partner, family, children, friends and colleagues. Equally, the company you keep has an impact on your recovery, which means it’s important that when undergoing addiction treatment your relationships are stable and supportive, non-judgmental and trustworthy. It is inevitable that you mixed with fellow users during your drug or alcohol addiction. You may even feel that they are your only friends because they understand what you’re going through. However, it is crucial that you stop seeing these people, as these are toxic relationships…

Focal Therapists At Castle Craig

Your Focal Therapist At Castle Craig, we have many counsellors and therapists who specialise in addiction treatment and intensive psychotherapy. Our therapeutic team are there to help you overcome your addiction and any co-occurring issues by offering targeted care.  All patients are appointed a skilled and experienced focal psychotherapist from our team. Your therapist oversees your recovery programme from the earliest stage through to your continuing care plan. All additional therapy sessions are allocated in line with clinical recommendations and therapist availability. More on one to one therapy.  I am here for Alcohol | Drugs | Other addiction The Role Of A Focal Therapist   Your…

What exactly are the recovery tools you’ll learn in rehab?

What You Can Expect to Learn When you realise that going to rehab is not just about quitting drinking or stopping using, you will begin to understand its true purpose, to make the changes needed to make using a thing of the past. Here we list the 10 major components of a successful treatment Help with thoughts & feelings | Healing trauma | Relationships | Boundaries | Self-care | Healthy routine | Relapse prevention | The 12 steps | Holistic tools | Asking for help Going to rehab gives you the opportunity to change your life and become open to…

Equine Therapy

What is Equine Therapy? Equine facilitated therapy is an experiential (hands-on) psychotherapeutic intervention involving horses as co-therapists. Depending on your identified needs, your treatment plan may include equine therapy. Here at Castle Craig, our Equine Therapists are EAGALA trained. A qualified Mental Health Practitioner works alongside a Horse Specialist each focusing on human and equine behaviour respectively, ensuring emotional and physical safety. There is no riding involved and no prior horse-knowledge is required, this therapy is also suitable for those with a fear of horses. Horse therapy is non-directive therapy which encourages the individual to find their own answers and…

PTSD

PTSD can occur after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, or through early neglect which can lead to attachment trauma Typical traumatic experiences are childhood sexual abuse, childhood neglect, emotional and physical abuse, domestic violence, rape, military combat, accidents, acts of terrorism, illness and complex grief. PTSD has been known by many names in the past, such as “shell shock” during the years of World War I and “combat fatigue” after World War II. But PTSD does not just happen to combat veterans. PTSD can occur in all people, in people of any ethnicity, nationality or culture, and any age….

Trauma Therapy

What Is Trauma Therapy? Trauma therapy is a type of mental health treatment that counsellors use to help people overcome psychological trauma. A traumatic event is defined as one in which you perceive a threat to your life, bodily integrity, or sanity. At Castle Craig, we treat addiction to alcohol or drugs that is complicated by trauma. We offer traditional therapy and EMDR to help with PTSD. The other component of the definition is your reaction to the event or situation. If you can cope with the event, even if it is a serious threat, it isn’t trauma. Trauma occurs when your ability…

Anorexia, bulimia & binge eating disorder (BED)

Eating Disorders & Addiction At Castle Craig rehab clinic we treat patients with addictive disorders and mild Bulimia Nervosa or Binge-Eating Disorder. Our management of eating disorders is incorporated into our addiction treatment programme. Patients with eating disorders will be assessed and cared for by our skilled multidisciplinary team. We are unable to offer treatment to those with severe active Anorexia Nervosa. Eating disorder treatment will be integrated with treatment for addiction. Assessment We screen patients with co-occurring eating disorders in order to assess their suitability for admission.  Once your admission has been agreed upon, a more detailed and specific history is…

One to One Therapy

One To One Therapy Is An Integral Part Of Treatment One on one psychotherapy is an important part of rehab treatment at Castle Craig. The specialist addiction therapist and patient speak in complete privacy in one-on-one sessions.  Through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), our therapists explore and address the underlying issues around the addiction on a case-by-case basis, leading to effective and sustained recovery.  If you or a friend or family member want to know more about Castle Craig’s residential rehab programme. Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 01721 728118. All patients at…

Bereavement Therapy

Bereavement/Grief Therapy Grief is a powerful and complex emotion accompanied by deep, lasting pain. Going through a natural grieving process that eventually provides acceptance and closure is critical. Using alcohol or drugs to numb the pain may prevent the healing process. Grief can occur not just after the death of a loved one but also after divorce, separation, miscarriage, stroke, disability, moving home, or redundancy. All of these life events can be a trigger for alcohol or drug addiction or exacerbate an addiction that is already formed. Some of our patients arrive with unresolved grief (or bereavement) that contributed towards…

Therapy

Exceptional, bespoke therapy for addiction Castle Craig Hospital is a landmark of addiction and mental health treatment in Scotland, serving the UK, the EU, and patients from all over the world. Our commitment to long term abstinence has created a successful program of clinical and complementary therapies for mind, body, and spirit. Serving over 10,000 patients for more than 30 years, the Castle Craig model is proven in changing lives. Our team of addiction experts works together to integrate appropriate therapies into personalised treatment programmes that address each patient’s unique needs.   We offer a wide variety of therapies that we…

Programme Summary

What Does My Programme Look Like? Every patient is an individual and has different needs and requirements. Our thorough biopsychosocial assessment shapes the personalised recovery plan for our patients.  I am here for Alcohol | Drugs | Other addictions Our Model Is Not A ‘One Size Fits All’. All patients undergo a thorough biopsychosocial assessment and detoxification (if required). Patients are introduced to their focal therapist, who is assigned with the patient’s needs in mind, Then the right groups and workshops and complementary therapies are selected depending on individual circumstances.  For example if you are female with an alcohol addiction who also suffers from…

Addiction Treatment Programme

Our Addiction Treatment Programme Castle Craig is one of the world’s most celebrated inpatient addiction treatment centres. We are rated ‘exceptional’ by hospital regulators. The Foundation programme typically lasts 4-6 weeks. Patients can then join our Advanced Programme should they require longer-term treatment. From admissions to detox, to treatment, to relapse prevention, we are constantly looking for opportunities for patients not just to overcome their addiction but to grow as a person. Our individualised addiction treatment programme has helped over 10,000 people on the road to recovery with the majority achieving sobriety and living free from addiction. Quick Links Digital…

Shopping Addiction

The compulsion to spend money, regardless of need or financial means Shopping addiction is a behavioural addiction in which a person compulsively buys things in order to feel good and avoid negative feelings like stress, loneliness, and anxiety. Understanding | Do you have a shopping addiction? | Treatment for Much like other behavioural addictions, an addiction to shopping can lead to other problems in your life. Most often, people who are addicted to shopping struggle with debt and other financial problems as a result of their uncontrollable spending. While a shopping addiction can be difficult to detect, there are key…

Drug Addiction Treatment Programme

Treatment programme for drug addiction in rehab Castle Craig utilises various evidence-based, proven to work therapies within our drug programme, which our patients are free to take advantage of. With us, you are in control; of your treatment plan and your future. This is because we know that every patient has unique life experiences and circumstances that surround their drug addiction. We believe that each individual needs to have a customised personal treatment plan, which will be developed and managed by a psychiatrist to ensure we provide therapies that will be most beneficial to your condition. Schedule your free drug…

How to Get Into Any Drug Rehab

Accessing private treatment: Admissions Process Rehab is not just about getting clean from drugs. It’s about uncovering the reason why you turn to drugs to cope in the first place. We undertake numerous mental health assessments. These ensure we can provide you with an accurate addiction-diagnosis, to help you understand your illness and how best to manage it. We know the window of getting yourself or a loved one into recovery is often narrow. Therefore, our admissions process is simple and straightforward so that you can get into a safe environment sooner. Apply for admission. What drug rehab involves: Detox:…

Understanding trauma is understanding your addiction

Trauma & Addiction Trauma affects everyone differently, whether it’s a one-time event or repetitive occurrence.   Rehab Costs & Options for Alcohol | Drugs | Other addictions Whilst many trauma sufferers display symptoms associated with PTSD, others will show resilient responses that fall out of the diagnostic criteria. The impact of trauma can vary. It can be subtle, insidious or outright destructive. [1] What is important to bear in mind is that traumatic stress reactions are normal – they are normal reactions to very abnormal experiences. More on trauma and addiction. Traumatic reactions Traumatic stress often evokes two rather opposite emotional extremes: Feeling too much (overwhelmed)…

Bereavement Therapy

Bereavement/Grief Therapy Grief is a powerful and complex emotion accompanied by deep, lasting pain. Going through a natural grieving process that eventually provides acceptance and closure is critical. Using alcohol or drugs to numb the pain may prevent the healing process. Grief can occur not just after the death of a loved one but also after divorce, separation, miscarriage, stroke, disability, moving home, or redundancy. All of these life events can be a trigger for alcohol or drug addiction or exacerbate an addiction that is already formed. Some of our patients arrive with unresolved grief (or bereavement) that contributed towards…

What happens in residential rehab?

What happens in Castle Craig’s residential rehab? Residential rehab for alcohol and drug addiction offers an intensive and focused space where a person is supported by a team of experienced experts, away from their home environment, away from all the triggers and chaos. I am here for Alcohol | Drugs | Other addiction A stay at residential rehab gives you the chance to focus on yourself and receive joined-up, targeted care. It is proven to be more effective than solely community-based treatment plans. It, therefore, has far higher favourable outcome rates than other interventions and has the best success rates…

What exactly are the recovery tools you’ll learn in rehab?

What You Can Expect to Learn in Rehab When you realise that going to rehab is not just about quitting drinking or stopping using, you will begin to understand its true purpose, to make the changes needed to make using a thing of the past. Here we list the 10 major components of a successful treatment Help with thoughts & feelings | Healing trauma | Relationships | Boundaries | Self-care | Healthy routine | Relapse prevention | The 12 steps | Holistic tools | Asking for help Going to rehab gives you the opportunity to change your life and become…

Advanced Programme

You can stay with us for over six weeks Broken lives take longer than just a few weeks to repair. I am here for Alcohol | Drugs | Other addiction 12 weeks Gold Standard: Our Advanced Programme is an extended rehab programme lasting 6 weeks beyond our 28-day Foundation Programme. Evidence shows that the longer you stay in treatment, the more chance you have of staying sober when you leave.  It takes time to repair the physical damage of addiction and rebuild healthy bodies through good nutrition and personal training It takes time to address deep-seated trauma, that must be…

Long stay rehab

Long stay rehab Long-Term Drug & Alcohol Rehab: Why It Might Be Beneficial I am here for Alcohol | Drugs | Other addiction There are several benefits of long-stay rehab for alcohol and drug addictions. The main advantage is that patients can experience two to three months focused entirely on their recovery. Patients often find what is achieved in this length of time is far more effective than shorter programmes. Extended stay programmes allow patients ample opportunity to learn, practice and integrate healthy coping mechanisms. Long stay addiction treatment will enable them to build better habits that serve them as…

2-week rehab

Short-Term Rehab: 7-14 Day Inpatient Rehab & Detox The rehab options for alcohol dependency and drug abuse are just as unique and varied as those who need to access them. I am here for Alcohol | Drugs | Other addiction Short-term rehab lasting 14 days may be suitable for some but not for others. It’s important to understand that if you are seeking treatment from an alcohol or drug rehab centre, the quickest, cheapest option is not always the best. We advise you to get in touch with our team to discuss which course of action will be best for…