Established in 1988 by Peter and Dr. Margaret Ann McCann, Castle Craig is a world-renowned residential rehabilitation hospital which treats people suffering from alcohol and drug addictions, many of whom have other complex conditions that appear alongside addictions, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and eating disorders. We also treat people with gambling addiction, gaming addiction and other behavioural addictions.
Thousands of people from all over the UK and the world have turned to Castle Craig for quality treatment, extensive services, expertly delivered therapies and dedicated family support.
At Castle Craig, we provide compassionate care to those suffering from alcoholism and other addictions, by treating the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the disease.
The Hospital and its staff are committed to offering skilled professional medical, nursing and therapeutic services to patients and their families.
We strive continually to demonstrate high standards of excellence, in the services we offer, to ensure that patients and their needs are at the centre of what we do and to create an environment where everyone is treated with compassion, dignity and respect.
Our staff are dedicated to assisting those who seek our help to achieve stable abstinence, empowering them, so they may enjoy a fulfilling, sober, meaningful and productive life in recovery.
About our addiction treatment
As a length of treatment, Castle Craig promotes the 90 days ‘Gold Standard’, which has been shown to be the threshold for significant improvement.*
Castle Craig’s view of “recovery” is abstinence from alcohol and mood-altering drugs – not substitution of one drug for another.
Experience shows that abstinence-based treatment really works – the 12 step philosophy used by AA and NA has helped millions of people all over the world to recover.
Scotland. Castle Craig is located in the stunning countryside of the Scottish Borders, just 40 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh, one hour from Glasgow and two hours from Newcastle upon Tyne. Our 50 acres of parkland and woods is a relaxed and tranquil environment conducive to healing and recovery.
The Netherlands. In 2000, Castle Craig opened a centre in The Hague, Netherlands, to assist patients from the Netherlands. Since 2008, Castle Craig Nederlands, directed by Frances Beek, has been recognised as an independent outpatient mental health care facility. We have a network of offices around the country and our own team including a Medical Director, consultant psychiatrists and therapists.
Ireland. In 2015, the directors of Castle Craig opened Smarmore Castle Private Clinic in County Louth, Ireland. Smarmore Castle is a 22-bed rehab clinic and the treatment programme is based on the Castle Craig Model of addiction treatment. The origins of the castle date back to the 14th century.