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Addiction Treatment and Alcohol Rehab for Sheffield, UK


Welcome to Castle Craig Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facility Serving Sheffield, UK

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes people to obsessively seek and consume a substance or engage in an activity regardless of the consequences.

Addiction is a terrible thing to witness. An uncontrollable need to continue doing something that is harmful is a disease that is with you for life and you need help to get through it or the chances are that it won’t end well at all. Addiction to drugs or alcohol or both can have devastating consequences for whole families, and they have been known to wreck lives completely all over South Yorkshire. If you can’t tell the difference between a few drinks occasionally and constant inebriation you may have a problem. Many people do not realise they have an addiction or they don’t recognise the signs until it is too late.

There are many forms of addiction and each takes a drastic toll on the individual as well as the people around them. Seeking treatment is the best way to make sure you beat addiction. Sex addiction as well as gambling can be an insidious force in a person’s life.  Recreational use of alcohol is common, and the use of drugs is rising all over the UK and Sheffield is no exception. Heading down to the pub for a few drinks after work is considered normal in most cities almost every day, but when it becomes svix pints followed by a cheeky sniff of charlie so you can sober up before you head home, the recreational activities have most likely become an addiction.

Sheffield is a hard drinking town and has been for years. The University Of Sheffield found that  ‘pre-drinking’ is a typical feature of nights out for both young adults and older drinkers – and often involves heavy consumption. They conducted a study and also found that more and more people are drinking alcohol at home, and drinking more than they would if they went out. Of course it is cheaper to drink at home and this combined with dinner parties, house parties or watching sport often leads to overconsumption and abuse. Drugs also get introduced into the mix and so the cycle continues and gets worse.

Having a few beers while you and some mates watch the football is not addiction, but it for some it can be the trigger to depression and addiction as well as having serious health risks.   LAPE records Sheffield as ‘worse than the national average’ for men dying of alcohol related causes. They use the frightening phrase, ‘alcohol specific mortality – males’.

When it comes to the use of drugs and alcohol, Sheffield is no straggler. Alcohol use is rising and it has major effects on the community at large. It is not just booze that is the problem. The area has seen a rise is heroin, crack and cocaine. Ketamine was also reported as being used in Sheffield after a person’s son admitted taking it. However tha stalwart drugs of coke and heroin along with cannabis are considered the most widely used substances in Sheffield. Heroin and crack users are estimated to be slightly higher than the national average.

Castle Craig is a rehab centre that puts your recovery first.

We help people in Sheffield with an addiction or substance abuse problem get the treatment they need, no matter the circumstances they find themselves in. Our team of experts have over three decades of top level experience in treating addiction. We were the first treatment centre to bring the 12 step facilitation programme to Scotland, as far back as 1988. Our experience, guidance, and support will give you the best chance possible for a successful and long-term recovery. At our exclusive residential facility, we ensure our patients live a healthier, happier life, free from drugs and alcohol. Castle Craig is one of, if not the premium rehab facility in the whole of the United Kingdom and Europe.

Beating addiction is hard to do on your own and that is why we make sure you have the support you need to get you on track to lasting recovery.  We can also help your family to be there to support you in the healing process and we assist you gently while you rehabilitate yourself and your relationships.  The successful journey to sobriety of a loved one should be a moment of great joy and it can be shared with the whole family or a close network of trusted caring friends. We make sure you get the best treatment available in the perfect location to tackle your sobriety and embark on a new life and  freedom from addiction.

In October 2017 we were awarded grades of 6 “excellent” and 5 “very good” for every part of our care programs as well as quality in all areas in our latest inspection report.

We have a long history in making sure that people get effective treatment and Castle Craig are proud of our hospital management team, who take extra care and attention to make certain that our patients are put first and their overall health is our priority. Each client’s individual needs are examined and then  a tailored customised approach is used in our addiction treatment plan. This is because no two people are alike and we understand that the same program will not work for everyone. For most people, the road that has led to addiction is usually stress, trauma or depression or a combination of all of them. You can expect the highest level of innovative personalized attention and the benefit of different options rather than a rigidly enforced system. Your feeling safe and cared for during your personal recovery is our top priority. You need the best quality care to make sure that you can beat your addiction and move forward with a positive healthy lifestyle. A recent Intertek International ISO 9001 quality standard inspection described us as ‘exemplary’.  At Castle Craig we are proud of our world-class treatment programs for all forms of addiction and have over 30 years experience treating people from the Sheffield area successfully. Call our number any time of day if it is an emergency and you want help.

Who We Can Help

We treat a wide range of patients from all walks of life and we have helped many people achieve long term lasting sobriety in Sheffield and South Yorkshire. Castle Craig can also help if you are a loved one or relative of an addict. It can be very stressful for all concerned when a loved one needs assistance. We do not judge anyone for their need for recovery or their addiction. There are also times when a work colleague is in desperate need of someone to grab their hand and get them into recovery. Having a few too many drinks at a works do is one thing, but getting completely obliterated and having patchy memories of a debauched night out is a recipe for disaster in the workplace. Our team are here to get the person through to full lasting recovery over the long term. If you have someone you care about that is stuck in a tragic cycle of addiction, no matter what it is, make sure they are able to get the aid they need.

How can I tell if I am suffering from drug or alcohol addiction?

If you are an addict or think you may have a problem, we can help you get clean and stay clean. Entering rehab for any kind of addiction is incredibly brave. Just admitting you have a problem is the first step. For the rest, you will need people to lean on and be there to support you.  The journey will change your life forever for the better. If you think you might have a problem with drugs or alcohol and are ready to do something about it pick up the phone and give us a call.

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Choose Rehab at Castle Craig

Not all residential rehabs are created equal and each treatment program can vary or be incomplete. Castle Craig Hospital focuses on assisting people each and every step of the way – before they walk through the doors and long after they leave. With Castle Craig being just a four-hour drive from Sheffield, it can be a convenient option for someone that needs to escape their daily environment but not be too far from home.

Finding Us

If you or someone you know needs help with alcohol and drug addiction treatment our team of compassionate and caring experts can help. Sheffield is in a wonderfully central location for the rest of the United Kingdom and it is easy to travel to Castle Craig from there. Castle Craig is in the beautiful hills and woodlands of the Scottish Borders.

We are easily accessible being located only 40 minutes from Edinburgh International Airport. We are easily accessible by road and can also arrange a car to pick you up.

The air is fresh and clean, wildlife, trees and plants are everywhere and the private water supply comes straight out of the surrounding hills – it is good enough to bottle.

Are you thinking about treatment at a drug rehab centre? If you or a loved one suffers from a problem with alcohol or drugs, Castle Craig Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centre can help.

We provide :

  • Customised Tailored Treatment plans
  • Treatment in a luxury resort-style facility
  • State of the art equipment
  • Aftercare to help you stay clean and sober

Castle Craig Hospital

Blyth Bridge, West Linton
Scotland, UK
EH46 7DH 

Freephone (UK only): 0808 256 3728
International: +44 1721 788 372

If you want more information feel free to contact us.

Twelve-step fellowships are a great option for those who are unsure about treatment or don’t know where else to turn. Their meetings are free to attend and are completely confidential. Alcoholics Anonymous Sheffield lists all of their meetings on their website.

Local AA Meetings: Sheffield


Date and Time Wednesday at 19:15
Length of Meeting 1 hr 30 mins
Where (name of facility) Houlden Hall
Street Address 11 Norfolk Row
Section, City, Metro Area South Yorkshire
Postal Code S1 2PA
Who can attend? Open
Wheelchair accessible? Full access

Date and Time Friday 13:00 and Tuesday 13:00
Length of Meeting 1hr 30 mins
Where (name of facility) Central United Reformed Church
Street Address 60 Norfolk St
Section, City, Metro Area South Yorkshire
Postal Code S1 2JB
Who can attend? open
Wheelchair accessible? Full access

Date and Time Monday 13:00
Length of Meeting 1 hr
Where (name of facility) The Town Trust Rm
Street Address Sheffield Anglican Cathedral, Church St.
Section, City, Metro Area South Yorkshire
Postal Code S1 1HA
Who can attend? Open
Wheelchair accessible? Full access

Local NA Meetings: Sheffield

Date and Time Saturday 17:30
Length of Meeting 1hr 30 mins
Where (name of facility) Addaction
Street Address 42 Sydney Street
Section, City, Metro Area South Yorkshire
Postal Code S1 4RH
Who can attend? Addicts only. Open to all 1st sat of the month
Wheelchair accessible? No

Date and Time Wednesday 17:15
Length of Meeting 1hr 30 mins
Where (name of facility) Town Trust Room
Street Address Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street
Section, City, Metro Area South Yorkshire
Postal Code S1 1HA
Who can attend? Open to all. Childcare provided.
Wheelchair accessible? yes