Rehab for Newcastle Upon Tyne & Northumberland

Castle Craig is located just and hour from Northumberland and two hours drive north of Newcastle upon Tyne. We have treated many patients from Newcastle over the years and continue to hold close ties with social services in Newcastle and the North East of England.

How we can help people from Newcastle Upon Tyne & Northumberland with Alcohol & Drug Addiction

We treat people with alcohol, drug and gambling addictions, as well as other co-occurring illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, bereavement and eating disorders.

We provide intensive, residential treatment with a personalised treatment plan formulated by our Consultant Psychiatrist and specialist addiction therapists.

Alcohol Abuse in Newcastle and the North East of England

Alcohol abuse rates are soaring in Newcastle, this trend is in line with the rest of England, however figures of consumption are highest in the North East of England. Approximately 1 in 3 adults in Newcastle binge drinks regularly.  Alcohol-related hospital admissions in Newcastle are 70% higher than the England average.

Alcohol Rehab Services in Newcastle & Northumberland

Unfortunately there are fewer alcohol treatment services and longer waiting times in the North East than elsewhere in the country and not enough resources to deal with the high demand. The Alcohol Needs Assessment Research Project (ANARP) recently estimated that less than 1% of heavy drinkers and alcoholics are accessing treatment services in the North East.*

Alcohol & Drug Advice for those from Newcastle upon Tyne

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.

If you are looking at treatment options through the NHS you should visit the Newcastle Drug and Alcohol Social Work Team, part of the Adult Social Services. They will provide care management and assessment for residential rehabilitation. You will be able to discuss your preference for a referral to Castle Craig for residential drug and alcohol treatment with them.

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 Newcastle, their common goal being to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

The Castle Craig admissions team are more than happy to answer any questions you might have about our programme, the admissions process or funding.


*ref: Newcastle Partnership Strategy, 2008-18