Why Does Joining a Support Group Work?

Support group joining hands, Castle Craig drug and alcohol rehab

Mutual support groups are often a first line of recommended treatment for addiction and work very well during continuing care. Joining a support group offers plenty of benefits and have shown to increase your chances of recovery. Many rehabs and other addiction treatment providers encourage people to attend support groups after they leave treatment. Whether …

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How Does Alcohol Affect a Person with Depression?

How Alcohol and Depression are linked | Castle Craig Hospital

It is widely known that consumption of alcohol and depression are linked, but the discussion of said link often turns into a “chicken or egg” debate. Does alcohol cause depression or are depressed people more prone to drinking alcohol? The reality is that both statements are true. You are drinking because you are depressed, and …

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Where You Live May Affect Your Drinking Habits

Where You Live May Affect Your Drinking Habits – England Tops the List of UK’s Regular Drinkers - Castle Craig

Where You Live May Affect Your Drinking Habits – England Tops the List of UK’s Regular Drinkers Packed with a plethora of information about mainland U.K. drinking habits, the May 2018 report by the ONS (Office for National Statistics) provides plenty of insight into drinking trends around the country. Some of them may fit stereotypes, while …

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Why Sobriety Won’t Solve All Your Problems

Why Sobriety Won’t Solve All Your Problems

Why Sobriety Won’t Solve All Your Problems There is a common narrative that goes something like this: ‘My life was terrible because of addiction. Quitting was hard at first, but now my life is amazing’. It’s a nice idea, but most people find the road a bit bumpier. Expecting life in recovery to be perfect …

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Why Showers Are So Important in Detox

Why Showers Are So Important in Detox

Why Showers Are So Important in Detox Showers are an often overlooked comfort in detox. They can soothe any number of withdrawal symptoms and generally make you feel better. Here are some reasons showers are great in detox. You will probably sweat a lot. Fever and sweating are common withdrawal symptoms. Lying in bed covered …

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What Causes Hangovers?

What Causes Hangovers?

What Causes Hangovers? When you’re hungover, you might go through your day feeling tired and sluggish or you may be so miserable you can’t get out of bed except to run to the toilet. Most people have experienced a hangover and many people have their own pet theories about what causes them. What do we …

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How Soon Will My Health Improve After I Quit Drinking?

How Soon Will My Health Improve After I Quit Drinking?

How Soon Will My Health Improve After I Quit Drinking? Alcohol is bad for your health, especially for your liver, your heart, your digestive tract, and your brain. Your reasons for quitting may have nothing to do with health. Maybe your drinking is hurting your relationships or career. Maybe you are tired of waking up …

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What Drugs Damage Your Brain the Most?

What Drugs Damage Your Brain the Most?

What Drugs Damage Your Brain the Most? All drugs work by altering your brain function in some way and the longer you use, the more your brain changes. For the most part your brain starts healing once you quit. It might take a while to start feeling normal again, and once you’ve struggled with addiction, …

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Join us at iCAAD 2018

castle craig at icaad london 2018

Visit Castle Craig at iCCAD Castle Craig will once again be attending and sponsoring the 2018 iCAAD (International Conferences on Addiction and Associated Disorders) in London. Spanning over three days from May 7th through May 9th, the conference will be held at the Royal Garden Hotel on Kensington High Street. During the three day event, …

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Alcohol Increases Your Risk of Dementia

Alcohol Increases Your Risk of Dementia

Alcohol Increases Your Risk of Dementia We’ve long known that alcohol is bad for your brain. There are temporary impairments like slurred speech, loss of coordination and balance, poor judgment, and blackouts. There are also well known long-term risks to the brain. These include premature ageing, brain shrinkage, and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. According to a recent …

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