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?

tense man wearing sunglasses smokes, what are the most addictive drugs, Castle Craig rehab

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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The Dangers of Social Drinking

group of friends drinking outside; dangers of social drinking, Castle Craig rehab

From celebrations to casual nights out, alcohol is nearly everywhere these days. Social drinking, especially in the UK, is a common part of our culture. About 57% of adults in Great Britain consume alcohol to some degree. And today, it seems almost unavoidable, especially when it comes to social gatherings. There are many reasons why …

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Is there an ‘Addictive Personality’?

man in hoodie with smoke and his hand covering his face; is there an addictive personality, Castle Craig rehab

You may be wondering if you or someone you know has an addictive personality. And probably, we’ve all been obsessed over something at some point. But is obsession the same as addiction? Does this mean we have an “addictive personality”? While some of us tend to get hooked on things more easily than others, the …

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What is a “Dry Drunk”?

irritated woman; what is a dry drunk, Castle Craig rehab

The term “dry drunk” may not make sense at first. After all, isn’t “Dry January” the same as “sober January”? So how can someone be sober and a drunk at the same time? A dry drunk is defined as a person who has become abstinent from alcohol, but maintains the same alcoholic behaviour patterns and …

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Grief and Addiction: Causes, Relapse, How to Cope

two women crying and holding hands; grief and addiction, Castle Craig rehab

Grief affects us all at some point in life. It is a natural emotional response to a traumatic experience, but it is also a complex process. No two people experience grief the same way and there is no normal period of grieving. For some people, it may last months, or years. It can have a …

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Alcohol Induced Panic Attacks: What are they and Can you Stop Them?

graffiti of panicked man; alcohol induced panic attacks, Castle Craig rehab

Alcohol can lead to anxiety and panic attacks. Sometimes, these complications actually cause one to start drinking. No matter how you look at it, one has the potential to lead to the other. There is a clear correlation between alcohol and anxiety. The relationship between the two may be complex, but can also easily be …

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The Dangers of Mixing Painkillers and Alcohol

pile of painkiller pills; mixing painkillers and alcohol, Castle Craig rehab

Painkillers and alcohol are some of the most commonly mixed drugs – both intentionally and unintentionally. The abuse of painkillers or alcohol on their own is dangerous. But when combined, it can result in dangerous and potentially lethal side effects. Painkillers are commonly prescribed for a number of reasons such as an injury, chronic pain, …

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Cocaine Overdose: When it Happens, Symptoms, How to Help

cocaine powder in skull shape; cocaine overdose Castle Craig rehab

To a user, cocaine has this magical effect that makes you think you can keep going, no matter what. Your brain can’t handle another hour of work? A line can fix that. Too tired to party all night? A line can fix that too. Unfortunately, this superhuman feeling extends beyond that, and often makes people …

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