Drug-related Deaths in Scotland: the Ongoing Problem

Coffin with flowers; drug-related deaths in Scotland, Castle Craig rehab

Scotland’s drug abuse problem has been recognised for some time now. The movie Trainspotting first shed light on this epidemic, which has been growing since the 1980s. Unfortunately, the problem is still there and seems to be getting worse every year. More than drug use itself, the mortality rates are of great concern. Drug-related deaths …

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40 Quotes on Addiction and Recovery

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People often use quotes as inspiration. Why not? Language is a powerful thing. The right thing said at the right time is memorable, and can even be life-changing. In fact, at Castle Craig, we think it’s so important that we include it in our therapy. When dealing with addiction and recovery, words can be a …

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Alcohol and Chest Pain: Causes, Symptoms, How to Help

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Have you ever had an ache in your chest after a night of heavy drinking, perhaps over the holidays? Or maybe you even felt it a few hours after a binge-drinking session. If this sounds familiar, you may have a serious problem. While getting chest pain after alcohol consumption is not something that everyone experiences, …

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Addiction Awareness Week

Castle Craig rehab supports Addiction Awareness Week

From the 10th-16th June, the newly created Addiction Awareness Week aims to highlight the devastating impact that addiction has on people. This includes stories from those who are affected, and those around them. The idea for Addiction Awareness Week comes from the charity Action on Addiction. During this week, we aim to raise awareness of …

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Kit Harington Checks into Rehab Following Game of Thrones

Kit Harington; enters rehab, Castle Craig

Best known for his role as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, actor Kit Harington made the headlines after checking into rehab recently. He arrived at Privé Swiss, a luxury wellness centre in Connecticut, at the end of May. Haringtonis original statement mentioned he was there due to stress and exhaustion, it is now known …

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What is the Most Addictive Drug?

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Addiction is a complicated topic and what makes something addictive is dependent on a number of factors. In the case of substance addiction, it is often not only about the drug itself but the individual using it. This makes it harder to answer the question, “what are the most addictive drugs?” However, there are some …

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Setting Boundaries in Addiction Recovery

person with 'stop' hand in front of face; boundaries in addiction recovery, Castle Craig

Everyone needs boundaries. They are a set of personal values, guidelines, and beliefs that allow us to function in society. Setting boundaries is not just necessary for a person in recovery, but also for the people around them. Boundaries are especially crucial in the process of addressing addiction.They can help a person remain in recovery, …

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