In order to achieve long term abstinence, people need a sense of purpose. You don’t have to be religious to participate in the 12 Step programme or fellowships like AA….
New York Times journalist David Carr died on 12th of February 2015, age 58. Here’s what we can learn from his experience of addiction to drugs and recovery….
Alcohol interferes with the brain’s built-in system for regulating sleep, and this can result in insomnia, according to new research….
Christmas can be a risk of relapse for people who are just out of rehab or are in early recovery. Read addiction advice on staying sober for Christmas….
Anonymous letter by former patient in addiction recovery presents alcohol as a seductive, faithless partner & shows how alcoholics struggle to get free of it….
New study finds a number of problems within Scotland’s alcohol treatment services. Several addiction experts at Castle Craig rehab centre comment. Read more….
Alcohol is responsible in almost half of the cases of abuse against women, shows a recent study about domestic violence in Switzerland….
New study looks at the different ways that men and women stay abstinent in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Read more here….
The 12 Steps are a therapy programme which can assist alcoholics and drug addicts to live a full and meaningful life without the use of drugs and alcohol….
Castle Craig Hospital launched a new website in Romanian, to compensate for the lack of addiction treatment information and fight high stigma against addicts….
The Road Less Travelled by Dr. Scott Peck is about the role of spirituality in addiction therapy, which was widely ignored by psychiatry at the time of publication….
One in five Scottish breast cancer cases is caused by alcohol. There is no ‘safe’ limit for women to avoid the risk. Read more….
Alcoholism can impair basic memory functioning. Read more on how this impacts the success of rehab treatment for alcoholism….
Drugs and alcohol are in the news again. We argue that addicts should be offered rehab treatment and dealt with by the health service rather than the legal system….
Lee Taylor, Family Therapy Expert at Castle Craig Rehab, describes the effects of alcohol and drugs on family life. Family members experience guilt, anger, anxiety….
Back from the NEAR addiction conference in Ireland we report the four characteristics of a good methadone programme and the three stages of alcohol use & abuse….
New report states that more elderly people are becoming addicted to alcohol & prescribed drugs & GPs should screen & advise patients about addiction issues….