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EMDR

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) is an innovative treatment that helps patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to process negative memories and emotions that have been suppressed…

Therapies and treatments

Treatment approaches 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.  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) Feeling too little (numb) Trauma treatment can…

Bereavement

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…

The best rehabs | Searching for residential rehab

Residential rehab expertise Top residential rehab clinics have large multidisciplinary teams under one roof, who are well adept at dealing with a variety of problems: I am here for Alcohol | Drugs | Other addiction Teams include: Psychiatrists focus on assessments, diagnostics, detox and prescribing Nurses focus on medical care On-call doctors are ready for medical emergencies Therapy staff deal with various therapies from the 12 Steps, to CBT, MET and DBT and EMDR Specialist therapists treat specific forms of addiction, trauma, grief, and eating disorders The reason there are so many people with so many skills is that it’s…

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…

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…

Behavioural Rehab

Understanding Behavioural Addictions Do you feel different from other people, less lovable or worthless? Does no one understand your addiction? Here at Castle Craig, our behavioural specialists do. Gambling, the internet, social media shopping or porn, we are an extremely experienced treatment facility that caters for all addictions. Our evidence-based inpatient treatments have proven successful in helping people overcome trauma, grief and mental health disorders alongside sex, gambling and shopping addictions. If you are seeking treatment for yourself or for a loved one then for non-judgemental help and advice call 01721 728118. Set in the rolling hills of the Scottish…

What is crisis care and how to access emergency care for addiction

Crisis Care & Emergency Admissions for Addiction An addictions crisis describes a situation where a someone’s behaviour exposes them to a greater risk of harming themselves or others through drugs or alcohol. You may have heard of this described as ‘rock bottom’. Their mental health disorder and/or substance abuse could have prevented them from being able to care efficiently for themselves or function properly within their communities. Anyone can experience a mental health crisis, at any time in their life. The crisis or breakdown may have been brought on by initial feelings of guilt, anger and grief – but whatever…

Rehab near Birmingham

Welcome to Castle Craig Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facility Serving  Birmingham Addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes people to obsessively seek and consume a substance or engage in an activity regardless of the consequences. Being addicted to something, no matter what your addiction is, can be an awful experience. Not being able to control yourself when it is damaging you, your relationships and your work-life has far-reaching consequences and can even end in death. Some addictions might seem more innocuous, perhaps easier to deal with or less harmful, but the truth is that once addiction has its proverbial…

Rehabs close to Durham

Addiction Treatment & Rehab near Durham Drug, alcohol and behavioural rehab clinics offering proven and first-rate recovery programmes and therapies in Durham can be few and far between. Perhaps you or a loved one are looking for help. Here at Castle Craig, we often receive patients from County Durham (DA1) in need of essential addiction treatments and therapies delivered in a safe, structured environment.  Our inpatient treatment centre is based in an idyllic country location that offers patients in Broompark, Bearpark, Croxdale and the entire North East of England detoxes and proven therapies delivered by expert psychiatrists, therapists, doctors and…

Rehabs close to Carlisle

Addiction Treatment & Rehab near Carlisle Have you reached a point where everything feels a bit too much? Do you rely on alcohol or drugs to cope with those feelings? Or perhaps you might be struggling with a gambling or gaming addiction? The stress of addiction can be overwhelming to say the least, but you’re in the right place. Castle Craig over the last 30 years has treated over 10,000 patients reclaim their lives and break free from the cycle of addiction. Many of our patients have included those struggling with addiction in Carlisle, Brampton and Dalston as there is…

Rehab facilities near Newcastle

Addiction Treatment & Rehab near Newcastle Are you struggling with alcoholism, behavioural changes or drug addiction? You might need rehab. But for those residing in areas such as Gateshead or Woolsington in Newcastle, there are very few addiction facilities. That’s why here at Castle Craig, we often see many patients visiting from the North of England to access essential and quality addiction care and services. Not only is Castle Craig likely to be one of the closest treatment centres to Newcastle (NE1), but we are also one of the most established and recognised rehabs in the UK. Getting better! The…

Jessica Tomlinson Hill

“What I love most about being a therapist is the privilege of being right alongside my patients as they make fundamental realisations, break cycles and have the courage to become who they were created to be.” Jess has worked for many years in the mental health arena, both in South Africa and Scotland, with a specific focus on addiction. In 2015 she completed her training as an EMDR therapist. Jess also has a special interest in sensory modulation. In 2017 she became a sensory intelligence practitioner, allowing her to help patients understand their unique sensory systems and use this knowledge…

Rehab close to Dunfermline & Fife

Addiction recovery near Dunfermline & Fife If you live in Fife, within areas such as Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy and St Andrews, you may feel like there’s very little in the way of addiction guidance or support. Castle Craig is the leading Scottish private addiction treatment clinic and is less than an hour’s drive from Dunfermline. How to get to Castle Craig from Fife Our address: Blyth Bridge, West Linton EH46 7DH There are multiple ways you can choose to get to our rehab in Peebles, they include: By car: From Fife, we are a 59-minute drive using the A702. Get…

Rehab near Shetland & Orkney

Addiction recovery near Shetland & Orkney Are you or a loved one struggling with alcohol, drug or behavioural addictions? If you’re looking for help near Shetland & Orkney, read on to find out how you can access private treatment. We can help Nestled within the stunning southeastern Scottish Borders, Castle Craig in West Linton is a well-established residential rehab that has helped protect and save tens of thousands of patients over 30 years. If you live in the Shetland Islands or Orkney, or in areas such as Sandwick or Voe, there may feel like very little in the way of…

Rehab close to the Scottish Highlands

Addiction recovery near the Scottish Highlands Are you or a loved one struggling with alcohol, drug or a behavioural addiction and wish to seek help? Do you live in the Highlands and what to know how to access private treatment?  What help is available for people in the North of Scotland? We have been treating people with addiction – from across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland – for over 30 years. We know seeking recovery can be a very difficult and upsetting time for you, which is why we do our utmost to ensure you receive the help you…

There Is No Rehab Centre Near Me, What Should I Do?

Finding a rehab centre is easy, but finding a world-class treatment centre near you is harder. So what should you be looking for? While there are many private residential rehabs in the UK, the number is still in the very low hundreds and they are mainly found in or around cities. Other inpatient NHS treatment centres are available, however, the number of these facilities is just as low and entry waiting lists are long. Although cities can be well serviced, outside of urban areas rehabs are thin on the ground. So what should you do if you’re in need of treatment?…

Rehab

Castle Craig Rehab One of the most renowned rehabs in the UK, Castle Craig, is an addiction treatment facility based in Scotland. For 30 years, our family-run rehab has been managed by two generations of the McCann family, who are pioneers in ground-breaking addiction treatment programmes and research. Our beautiful 18th Century listed building which includes a spa and full detox facility, is set in 50 acres of private parklands. Recovery from addiction: the entire experience we deliver here at Castle Craig has been described by patients as a “life-saver”, and we are proud to say that we’ve helped more…

Pregabalin and Alcohol

Mixing Pregabalin (Lyrica) & Alcohol – Side Effects & Risks In most cases, those who have been prescribed Pregabalin simply don’t realise that this medication must be taken exactly as recommended, which means it should not be mixed with other substances, including alcohol. Pregabalin in its nature is easily abused and poses the risk of addiction. Mixing it with alcohol can increase that risk and lead to a spiral of negative outcomes. Here, we will explain why taking Pregabalin with alcohol could be detrimental to your health and why it’s so important for you to learn about the medication you…

Residential Rehab

Searching for residential rehab means you and your loved ones are going through a difficult time right now. You may have tried many times to control your drinking, control the drugs, but started to realise that the alcohol and drugs in fact control your lives. You got to the point where you feel you have no choice but to get away from your home environment and get help from professionals who know how to help people like you. It’s a difficult decision to make, but a stay at residential rehab is the most effective way of tackling alcohol addiction or…

Drug Rehabilitation: A Guide to Beating Drugs

Drug use may initially seem harmless and casual, but it often escalates into dependency before you even realise it. How can you turn your life around when drug addiction turns life into a series of downward spirals and it becomes clear that you’re no longer in control? Maybe you’ve found yourself burning bridges with your friends and family. Perhaps you had a serious health scare. Or maybe you’ve run into legal or financial trouble as a result of your drug use. Whatever the reason, the good news is that you’re here – and recognising the problem is half the battle. …

Addiction Treatment and Alcohol Rehab for Birmingham, UK

Welcome to Castle Craig Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facility Serving  Birmingham, UK What is Addiction? Addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes people to obsessively seek and consume a substance or engage in an activity regardless of the consequences. Being addicted to something, no matter what your addiction is, can be an awful experience. Not being able to control yourself when it is damaging you, your relationships and work life has far-reaching consequences and can even end in death. Some addictions might seem more innocuous, perhaps easier to deal with or less harmful, but the truth is that once…