Art therapy is a vastly beneficial and soothing form of addiction recovery therapy that anyone can employ long after rehab is over to maintain sobriety, calm, and focus….
With stress and anxiety playing a critical role in addiction, rehab specialists are discovering that spending time in nature is a great therapy tool for treatment and long term recovery….
Addiction recovery is about healing the body, mind, and soul. Music therapy has tremendous benefits to achieving this level of healing in the recovery process….
Self-Care is both a practice and a mindset that is crucial to successful recovery from substance abuse, but there are several reasons why self-are can be hard for people to develop on their own….
Recovery is both mental and spiritual in nature, as one must commit fully to the life change of sober living, however the problem of spiritual bypassing means cutting out one of the most fundamental parts of recovery….
The role of spirituality in addiction recovery is central to many 12 step programs and treatment methodologies, but the concept of a higher power varies from person to person….
During treatment and recovery from addiction, it’s important to practice the art of forgiveness so that you can heal and move on from trauma and pain. 3…
Should two friends, a couple, brothers & sisters, or family members who both suffer from alcohol or drug addiction attend rehab together? Read more….
We provide new Creative Writing workshops for addiction recovery at Castle Craig. Using creative input during alcohol & drug rehab treatment has many benefits….
Groundbreaking research found that hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) can halve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. This research could pave the way for HBOT to be officially recognised as an aid for opiate detox….
Many people who contemplate entering addiction treatment want it all to consist of personal attention, specifically one-to-one therapy. Castle Craig therapist explains the benefits of group therapy….
Castle Craig Rehab will offer an adapted Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) programme that is more suited to an inpatient programme. We will cover 3 modules: mindfulness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance….
Addiction therapist recounts how he used writing as a positive way to progress his recovery. Read more articles on alcohol & drug addiction recovery & support….
People with alcohol or drugs addiction try to avoid grief through the use of substances. Read how to overcome grief and bereavement support at Castle Craig Rehab….
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy uses interaction with horses to explore a patient’s behavioural patterns. Read how it is used to treat alcohol and drugs addiction….
Arrogance and superiority are a notable characteristic of alcoholics and people with a drug addiction. Read how we address defence mechanisms in addiction therapy….
In recent years, rappers and hip hop enthusiasts began to talk about their addiction problems. Macklemore and Eminem were hooked on drugs. Now they rap about recovery….
Prof Philip James argues for a greater use of oxygen therapy in medicine. At Castle Craig we use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat drug and alcohol addiction….
Leading drug expert says the methadone programme in Scotland is “a black hole”. Read about the lack of data to measure the methadone programme’s impact in Scotland….
Hamilton Academical is a Scottish football club that fights addiction by promoting 12 step meetings during their matches and in the local community….
Researchers at Yale University have found that smoking may be making recovery from alcohol addiction far more difficult than it already is….
Advice from our therapist Gordon Hogg on how families can help someone who is in residential addiction treatment….
Ben Parkinson, the most injured British soldier to have returned from Afghanistan, is receiving Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment at Castle Craig Hospital….
The therapeutic community at Castle Craig is a powerful part of the addiction treatment programme. Patients offer mutual support in recovery….
One of our addiction therapists writes about how to build self respect and take responsibility for our own lives….