Press Contact

Castle Craig is frequently contacted by journalists, researchers, TV and radio producers and we are often in the media. If you have a press enquiry please get in touch with our Communications Department by email or our main switchboard phone number and we will see what we can do to help you as quickly as possible. 

We believe we can help the media remove the stigma around addiction. Stigma is a barrier to recovery because the shame associated with stigma prevents people from reaching out for help. We want to play a role in spreading the word about recovery.  

Media spokesperson

If you need a spokesperson (director, psychiatrist, doctor, therapist) for a media story about alcohol, drugs, gambling, gaming, cryptocurrency addiction, therapy, mental health, then we can help. Our communications team will consider your request, ask for more information and then forward it to the relevant person.

We are able to comment on a variety of topics such as:

  • Alcohol addiction
  • Drug addiction
  • Rehab treatment
  • Gambling addiction
  • Gaming addiction
  • Opioid addiction
  • Prescription drug addiction
  • Porn addiction
  • Sex addiction
  • Social media addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Therapies such as The 12 Steps, CBT, EMDR, Trauma Therapy, Grief Therapy, Equine Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Other mental health conditions

Interviews with former patients

In some cases, we are able to arrange interviews with former patients. Patient confidentiality is our primary concern when collaborating with the media and any filming, photography or interviews need to be agreed upon with the clinical team beforehand. We cannot always guarantee that you will be able to show the identity of the subject, this is up to the individual.

All requests need to be passed between various staff members and we request that you describe, in writing, in as much detail as possible what you would like from Castle Craig. We would like to know what kind of story you are planning, where your story will be published and what is your current understanding of addiction treatment.

Media Photos

You can find photographs of Castle Craig, our surroundings, rooms, and depictions of our treatment programme on our photo gallery. Contact us for a digital file containing more shareable, hi-res images. 

Castle Craig in the Media

BBC News, Drug Deaths in Scotland Could Rise to a New Level

BBC News, Drug Deaths in Scotland Reach a New Record Level

Award-Winning Business Woman Reveals How Family and Friends Helped Her Conquer Years of Alcohol Abuse. Daily Record

Opioid Crisis Feared As Use Of Codeine, Tramadol And Others Skyrocket. Huffington Post

Country pads and horse therapy for £10k a month but a gruelling treatment schedule… is rehab like a spa or a prison? The Sun

The Herald, Case Study: ‘I drank to oblivion. In the end, I used to pray to God I wouldn’t wake up’

Gambling addiction – an insider’s perspective, igamingbusiness.com

Former drug addict opens up on how rehab allowed her to be a proper mum again, Daily Record

NHS accused of fuelling rise in opioid addiction, BBC News

Prescription drugs gabapentin and pregabalin cited in nearly a quarter of Scots overdoses. The Herald

NHS ‘creating drug addicts’ as figures show surge in prescriptions for powerful opioid painkillers, The Daily Telegraph

What is porn addiction, how to stop it and is counselling available? The Sun

Is Cold and Dark Weather a Trigger for Heavy Drinking? PsychCentral.com

Gambling With Lives: Expert blasts bookies’ betting machines as it emerges Scots have spent £1.1bn on them in eight years. The Scottish Sun

Living in a Cold, Dark Climate Linked To Heavy Drinking, BBC News

How to Curb Your Drinking on Cold Winter Nights. The Guardian

Bitcoin Traders Offered Therapy for Addiction, The Times

Daily Record, Horse Sense

The Scotsman, Helping Hand to Beat the Demon Drink.

The Herald, Spending Time with Horses: Is this the Perfect Therapy?

Oxygen Therapy, the Treatment Behind Serviceman’s Amazing Recovery. The Daily Telegraph

The efficacy of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in addiction treatment, Addictionblog.org

Daily Record, Unethical and Dangerous, Methadone users risk brain damage and heart problems

Huffington Post, Articles from Rupert Wolfe Murray

BBC Alba, Equine Therapy

Page last reviewed and clinically fact-checked | October 13, 2021