Castle Craig is located around 2.5 hours drive north of Durham and Teesside. We are also a short drive from Edinburgh Waverly train station. We have treated many patients from Co. Durham over the years on a private basis, via private healthcare insurance and from the NHS.
Alcohol, drug & gambling rehab
Castle Craig treats people with alcohol, drug and gambling addictions, as well as other co-occurring illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, grief and eating disorders.
We provide intensive, residential detox and treatment with assessment and a personalised treatment plan by our Consultant Psychiatrist and trained addiction therapists.
Alcohol & drug support – Durham & Teesside
People with alcohol or drug problems should visit their GP for an assessment. A GP can refer you to Castle Craig privately or through your private healthcare insurance. The admissions process can be completed within 24 hours.
Residential Treatment on the NHS
We have treated many NHS patients from Durham and Teesside over the years and we hold close ties with social services in the North East of England. If you are looking at treatment options through the NHS, visit the County Durham Drug and Alcohol Action Team, or the Middlesbrough Drug Action Team. They can provide assessment for residential rehabilitation and will discuss your preference for an NHS referral to Castle Craig for inpatient (‘Tier 4’) drug and alcohol treatment.
We recommend that you begin attending a local Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous or Gamblers Anonymous meetings as soon as possible. These non-profit fellowships of recovering alcoholics and addicts hold regular meetings in Durham and Teesside, their common goal being to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.
Advice by phone
The Castle Craig admissions team is available to address any enquiries you have about our alcohol & drug treatment programme, the admissions process or funding.
Alcohol & drug abuse in Durham and Middlesborough
Alcohol consumption in the North East of England is the highest in the UK. Almost 1 in 4 people in County Durham drink alcohol four or more times a week. Just under half typically consume five or more units of alcohol on an average weekend day. Levels of alcohol related harm in Middlesbrough are among the highest in the country. Around 77,000 working days are lost each year because of drink in Middlesborough.