Testimonials

We are always delighted to hear from our former patients and many send letters of thanks to the therapists that helped them through their alcohol and drug addiction. Their words and experiences convey strong messages of hope and gratitude for their renewed lives, free from alcohol and drugs. We have published a selection of these testimonials online to show what makes Castle Craig so special.

We not only receive praise from our patients, but also from other professionals in the field of healthcare. We believe that these testimonials make us stand out from the crowd.

A patient may arrive malnourished and unwell - physically, emotionally and spiritually. We treat all of those things. And by the end of the programme we’ve got someone who is in optimum health. And that is essential to give the kick-start to keep that person in abstinence.
- Senior Therapist
All I can say is Castle Craig works, and the whole set up of the therapeutic community works. This is because of the commitment from all members of staff.
- A quote from our Service User Questionnaire, 2008.
A successful treatment programme for addictive disease needs structure because so often in the lives of our patients there is no structure. The drug dictates how they live their life.
- Senior Therapist
As a facilitator of the group I take enormous pleasure seeing the results as patients’ personalities begin to flourish and, despite such distressing histories, they begin to laugh once again.
- Specialist Trauma Therapist
For me EMDR came as a godsend and certainly made a difference.
- Rachael
The patients are so enthusiastic and the room is full of laughter.
- Helen Ireland, Dance Teacher
Life is good at my end. I celebrated six years of sober life on the 29th September this year and it gets better and better.
- Anna
It is now 5 years ago that I left for treatment at Castle Craig and today I am 5 years clean. Life becomes more and more a pleasant journey and I am day by day more grateful to have a life. Thanks for treatment, it was so good.
- Andrew