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….
For many people with a substance abuse addiction, gambling & computer gaming can be a second addiction. Read about the treatment of compulsive gambling….
A serious threat of the 21st century is not chemical dependency, but behavioural addictions: gambling, gaming, pornography viewing, shopping, social networking….
All professionals to be drug tested at work: Staff who are discovered with drugs in their system during work hours with have to get clean or lose their jobs….
People have seen gambling as morally wrong & it is only recently that it is being seen as a disease of addiction, similar to alcohol or drug abuse….
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….
A warning about the risks of painkiller abuse has come from the Channel Island of Guernsey, where heroin abuse levels are among the lowest in the British Isles….
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….
In this video the Senior Staff Nurse at Castle Craig describes the alcohol and drug detoxification, which is the first step of residential addiction treatment….
Castle Craig Rehab develops tele-counselling and other tele-based services for the provision of continuing care addiction treatment services….
Prof. David Nutt believes alcohol consumption would fall by as much as 25% if Dutch-style cannabis “coffee shops” are introduced in the UK. Read our response….
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….
What are the treatment options for compulsive gambling & online gambling addiction? Read about Castle Craig’s Problem Gambling treatment programme….
Writing about the death of Whitney Houston, Damian Thompson notes that crack cocaine addiction changed her brain chemistry & she was unlikely to recover….
Castle Craig addiction rehab clinic examines a BBC interview with Dr. Robin Murray about the effects of marijuana on mental health….
Employers are ignoring cocaine use at work. Castle Craig, one of Europe’s leading drug treatment centres, is calling on employers to take this problem seriously….
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….
Research shows pre-frontal cortex is significantly damaged in drug and alcohol abusers and addicts. Read more about the effects here….
Read important facts and figures on methadone prescribing, risks of long-term methadone use, methadone maintenance vs abstinence-based addiction treatment….