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….
There are more Britons addicted to prescription medicine than to illicit drugs. Find out more about prescription drugs addiction in UK and USA….
For a compulsive gambler, thinking he’s a winner is like an alcoholic thinking he can control his drinking. Unrealistic thinking is common with addiction….
Status Quo Singer, Francis Rossi, describes cross-addiction & his cocaine addiction. Cross-addiction happens when one form of addiction leads to another….
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….
Read our overview of the media coverage during Alcohol Awareness Week UK. Bringing alcoholism and drug addiction issues into the public’s awareness is beneficial….
New study finds a number of problems within Scotland’s alcohol treatment services. Several addiction experts at Castle Craig rehab centre comment. Read more….
As people’s lifestyles change, reliance on computers and credit cards becomes the norm. Castle Craig’s treatment programme addresses these new challenges….
There is no scientific justification for the “28 day” addiction treatment period to which insurance companies limit funding….
A short radio documentary about gambling addiction treatment shares the stories of some of our patients….
A short description of the situation in Ireland with regards to addiction treatment and the new EU directive on Cross Border Healthcare….
A gambling addiction therapist writes about money laundering and other worrying facts involving slot machines and betting shops….
Castle Craig drug & alcohol rehab clinic offers relapse prevention advice for people in addiction recovery during Christmas time. Read more….
There is a growing problem with workaholism and many people are presenting themselves with symptoms of ‘burnout’. Is workaholism an addiction? Read more….
Recovery from addiction is all about change. Our specialist therapist Chris Burn writes about this struggle & how to overcome it by working with the patient….
The Scottish Government says methadone should be prescribed as the main substitute for heroin addicts, although the way it is distributed should be improved….
Was Alexander the Great an alcoholic? Did Odysseus take opium? Was the Oracle at Delphi the world’s first rehab? Commentary piece by Castle Craig therapist….
Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in the U.S explains how drugs affect the brain and why we associate drugs with pleasure….
Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, loved gambling. Read about the unrealistic thinking og gambling & the problem gambling recovery programme at Castle Craig….
The journalists, the authorities and the public fail to make the connection between crime, abuse and addiction. The real cost of addiction is unknown….
Can phone use be an addiction? The behaviour of phone users certainly looks addictive. Read about symptoms and consequences of phone addiction here….
The concept of a Higher Power in 12 Step addiction treatment is explained through a patient’s personal experience in rehab treatment at Castle Craig….
Castle Craig is the first drug and alcohol clinic in the UK to include Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as a complementary treatment for all patients. HBOT enhances the body’s natural healing capabilities….