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How Has 12 Step Recovery Helped You Prepare for the Coronavirus Pandemic?

In recovery we remember the isolation our addiction brought us to, so we knew what isolation meant and how it felt. In 2020, that’s something which has been new for a lot of people – especially family members of those with addiction – they didn’t understand what it meant when we talked about those feelings of isolation. Now they’re really realising what that is and what that does to you. Most important of these is Step 1.  Step 1 – Admitted we were powerless and our lives were unmanageable In terms of global issues that are facing us, Step 1…

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…

Specialised Therapies

Since 1988 we have established a comprehensive range of specialist therapies that target addictions and any obstacles that prevent recovery…


Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture has been practised in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body, most often done by inserting thin needles through the skin, to cause a change in the physical functions of the body…

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy is a type of mental health treatment that counsellors use to help people overcome psychological trauma. A traumatic event is defined as one in which you perceive a threat to your life, bodily integrity, or sanity…

Experiential Therapies

At Castle Craig, we offer a wide variety of experiential,  complementary and traditional therapies to help our patients achieve freedom from their addictions…

Therapy for addiction

Castle Craig Hospital is a landmark of addiction and mental health treatment in Scotland, serving the UK, the EU, and patients from all over the world…

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Women-Only Therapy Group for Treating Addictions

At Castle Craig, patients have access to several specialised therapy groups which aim to directly tackle specific problems that must dealt with in order for recovery from alcohol or drug addiction to be successful…

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Smoking Cessation

Are you addicted to cigarettes? Smoking cessation therapy is a non-compulsory specialised therapy offered to patients who are already at Castle Craig and receiving treatment for addiction to alcohol or drugs…

Alcohol & Drug Addiction

Castle Craig offers a wide variety of specialist therapies for drugs & alcohol addiction, that we tailor into a personalised treatment programme for each individual….

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Equine facilitated therapy is an experiential (hands-on) psychotherapeutic intervention involving horses as co-therapists. Depending on your identified needs, your treatment plan may include equine therapy…

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Family Therapy

Involvement of family members in alcohol & drug treatment & strong support networks of friends and colleagues is vital to successful addiction recovery….

Group Therapy

Group sessions with 8-10 patients are led by a therapist twice a day. Patients work together, empathise, support and see positive changes in each other…

One to one therapy

Individual psychotherapy is a cornerstone of rehab treatment at Castle Craig. Patients speak in complete privacy with a specialist addiction therapist….

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can improve symptoms of drug withdrawal, reduce inflammation and repair damaged cells in the body….

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment

Alcohol and drugs may be used to cope with psychological symptoms of PTSD. At our addiction treatment clinic our experienced therapists and Consultant Psychiatrist treat trauma and addiction to alcohol, drugs and gambling….

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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) is an innovative treatment that helps patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to process negative memories and emotions that have been suppressed…

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Art Group in Addiction Treatment

Art is a channel of self-expression which can prove to be extremely useful for people suffering from addiction, especially for those who struggle to communicate in other ways in group therapy or private therapy sessions…

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Drumming Therapy

Drum therapy is a therapeutic method that promotes self-expression and healing by either listening to the sounds of drumming or patients actively participating in drumming…

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Indian Head Massage

We offer a number of complementary therapies which focus on relaxation and assisting with sleep disturbance…

Mindfulness Meditation & Relaxation Therapy

Mindfulness is a type of therapy involving calming thoughts, breathing and meditation, and a focus on being in the present. At Castle Craig our trained therapists use mindfulness in group therapy and during one-to-one sessions with patients…

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Relaxation Therapy

Relaxation therapy helps patients to develop deep breathing rhythms, which can calm anxiety, minimise stress & tension and increase lung capacity. It helps patients to let go of negative feelings that can prevent recovery and creates feelings of calm and well-being which help with individual and group therapy sessions…