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How to Help Someone with an Addiction

How to Help an Addicted Friend or Family member This section will guide you on how to help someone with an addiction. When someone struggles with addiction, it can have serious negative effects on their relationships with family, friends, and work colleagues. If you know or suspect that someone in your life suffers from alcohol or drug addiction, you will probably want to help the one that you love, but this can be met with hostility or denial. Addiction is a chronic,  often relapsing emotional illness, and the path to recovery for someone who is addicted is often a long…

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How to Deal with Stress without Alcohol

Stress is a natural reaction that occurs in response to our everyday experiences, and we all have to deal with it from time to time. Whether it comes from our day-to-day responsibilities like work and family, or serious events such as illness or death, stress is an inevitable part of our lives. Problems may occur, however, if you begin dealing with stressful situations using unhealthy methods, like turning to alcohol. This page will explore how using alcohol to cope with stress can cause further harm to your wellbeing while also outlining helpful ways to manage these feelings. Stress and alcohol…

Coronavirus Guide to Recovery Meetings

Addiction Recovery Support During the Coronavirus Epidemic

In the midst of the coronavirus epidemic, the biggest factor that will affect your day-to-day life is limiting public interaction. You may need to work from home, might avoid visiting elderly relatives, limit public gatherings and if you have children you will need to look at home-schooling them should the schools close. If you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has the virus you will need to self-isolate. As a person in addiction recovery, this makes things complicated. After all, you need to attend frequent recovery fellowship meetings, especially in the first months after treatment.  While…

Bitcoin Addiction Treatment in the News

Global media coverage following Castle Craig’s press release about cryptocurrency/bitcoin addiction On May the 28th 2018 Castle Craig Hospital issued a press release: Cryptocurrency Addiction Now Treated at Top UK Rehab Clinic. Castle Craig appears to have been the first rehab clinic in the world to call attention to bitcoin addiction treatment. The UK’s Press Association picked up the story and then Agence France Presse delivered it to virtually every news desk in the world. It was a genuinely new story because the mainstream media hadn’t made the connection between cryptocurrency trading and addiction. Summary of the Global News Coverage on…

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Alcohol

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a highly complex, stigmatised, and often misunderstood mental illness. So is addiction. Either one can make life very difficult for a person. Having both makes for an even bigger problem. Sadly, the rate of comorbidity between BPD and addiction, especially to alcohol, is extremely high. About half of those diagnosed with BPD meet the criteria for substance abuse or alcohol abuse disorder. This is one of the highest rates of comorbidity with alcoholism among all psychological illnesses. When a person has both illnesses, diagnosis can be very difficult, mainly because both BPD and alcoholism share…

How to Help Someone with an Addiction

This section will guide you in how to help someone with an addiction. When someone struggles with addiction, it can have serious negative effects on their relationships with family, friends, and work colleagues…

Guide to Cryptocurrency Addiction

Cryptocurrency addiction is the compulsive trading in cryptocurrencies and related activities with resulting negative consequences on a person’s life. Cryptocurrency addiction is a behavioural addiction, similar to gambling addiction, and disrupts or damages personal, family relationships & recreational pursuits…

Getting Help with Cryptocurrency Addiction

Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that are not backed up by a central bank like the Bank of England. They are bought and sold like shares, and traded globally online (via the internet)…

Understanding Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a chronic brain disease which causes mental and physical harm to the user. People start to abuse different types of drugs for a variety of reasons, such as peer pressure and stress, and many become addicted to different types of drugs…

Understanding Alcohol Abuse

Having a beer or a glass of wine while out to dinner or socializing with friends is a common way that many relax and unwind. But when alcohol consumption becomes too frequent, or the amount consumed increases, it can be dangerous territory…

Stress Related Burnout

Castle Craig provides intense residential alcohol & drugs rehab treatment for professionals & executives suffering from stress, burnout, prescription drug abuse….

Abstinence, Sobriety and Rehabilitation

Castle Craig rehab’s approach to addiction treatment is abstinence-based. Also known as sobriety this means completely giving up alcohol & chemical substances….

The Relationship between Anxiety and Addiction

Find out more about the relationship between anxiety and drug, alcohol or gambling addiction, the symptoms of addiction, the caused of anxiety disorders and how we treat anxiety and addiction in a comprehensive detox & therapy rehab programme….

What is Rock Bottom?

In the context of alcohol and drug addiction, people often think they have reached ?rock bottom?. Therapist Chris Burn explains what ‘rock bottom’ means for the person who abuses alcohol or drugs or has already developed a chemical dependency….

OCD and Alcohol or Drug Abuse

We offer specialised dual diagnosis treatment for OCD and addiction problems. Through specialised therapy and educational lectures, patients develop and coping skills to manage the symptoms of OCD….

How to Prepare for Starting Rehab Treatment

Deciding to enter rehab for alcohol, drugs or gambling addiction is an important step. At Castle Craig our admission team helps with the payment options and our medical and therapy team offers medical and emotional support for taking this decision….

How to Prevent Relapse

Learn more about why people relapse, signs and how to prevent relapse. Read on for 5 tips to help prevent relapse. Castle Craig, drug & alcohol rehab, UK…

How to Know if You Need Rehab?

How to know when inpatient treatment in a residential rehab centre is advisable for alcohol problems or alcohol misuse. You can speak with our addiction consultants….