Castle Craig is frequently contacted by journalists, researchers, TV and radio producers and we are often in the media.

We are open to assisting the media by sharing our experiences of addiction treatment to spread the message of hope for sufferers of addiction.

Contact Us for a Comment

We can arrange phone or face-to-face interviews with our therapists, psychiatrists, directors or other staff members. Some of our therapists are in recovery from addiction themselves. 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 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.

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

Media Photos

You can find photographs of Castle Craig, our surroundings, rooms, and depictions of our treatment programme on our photo gallery.

If you need a hi-res version of one of these photos please contact us.

Press Contact

Our media contact is Victoria McCann, Senior Communications Manager at Castle Craig. She will consider your request, ask for more information and then forward to the relevant person. Victoria can be contacted by email:

If you require an urgent comment to a current news story please call our switchboard on 01721 722 763 and ask for Victoria McCann.

Facts About Castle Craig

Castle Craig is a leading UK residential rehab clinic that treats drug, alcohol and gambling addiction. We treat dual diagnosis disorders which include depression, anxiety, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. We are one of Europe’s most established inpatient addiction clinics. Our expert medical team of doctors, nurses and therapists is led by a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director.

Castle Craig follows a 12-Step, abstinence-based model of treatment. We follow DS-5 criteria which asserts that addiction to alcohol, drugs and gambling is a disease of the brain.

Castle Craig has been treating self-funding, privately insured and NHS funded patients since 1988. To date, about 10,000 patients have received treatment at Castle Craig.

Castle Craig employs doctors, nurses and a team of around 24 therapists.

Castle Craig has 50 beds in its intensive “detox” unit where patients can stay for up to six weeks.

A further 50 beds are located in a separate extended care unit, where patients can enter the second phase of treatment, lasting up to 12 weeks.

Castle Craig in the Media

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,

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?

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,

Page last reviewed and medically fact-checked | June 14, 2021