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World renown rehab centre treating addiction

Castle Craig Rehab

One of the most renowned rehabs in the UK, Castle Craig is an addiction treatment facility based in Scotland.

For 30 years, our family-run rehab has been managed by two generations of the McCann family, who are pioneers in ground-breaking addiction treatment programmes and research. Our beautiful, 18th Century listed building which includes a spa and full detox facility is set in 50 acres of private parklands.

Recovery from addiction: the entire experience we deliver here at Castle Craig has been described by patients as a “life-saver” and we are proud to say that we’ve helped more than 10,000 addicted patients get their lives back.  All of our treatments are Evidence-based and clinical protocols and procedures govern our medical and clinical practice. These protocols and procedures are regularly reviewed. We are iso 9001 certified.

Rated “Exceptional” by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, we are one of the largest addiction hospitals in the UK.

We also have one of the highest percentages of onsite medical staff including; psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, doctors (GPs) and nurses.

Let us help you make a fresh start today towards sober living. Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 01721 728118.

World renown rehab centre treating alcohol and drug addiction

Alcohol Rehab

Our alcohol rehab and detoxification begins with removing alcohol from the body in a medically supervised environment to mitigate any withdrawal symptoms. 

Once fully sober, patients can join our foundation treatment program designed to help people obtain long term sobriety and freedom from alcoholism. The real behavioural therapy work begins with identifying the core reasons why patients might use alcohol as a coping mechanism. Next, our psychiatrists will assign a full treatment plan to treat the alcohol addiction and any dual diagnosis like trauma, anger, grief, anxiety or depression. Reasons why rehab works.

We know that rehab is often seen as the last chance salon, but we have many patients who have described their time at Castle Craig as a lifesaver.

All of our treatment plans are person-centred and are tailored to the exact needs of every person who comes to Castle Craig for treatment.


Drug Rehab

Our expertise in treating drug addiction and substance use begins by addressing a patient’s medical, psychological and holistic needs. Treatments start with withdrawal management and a medically-assisted detox before being completely immersed in therapies like CBT and EMDR.

Intensive therapy will be used to target triggers and learn essential coping techniques that encourage long-term sobriety away from addictive substances and dependencies. Other co-occurring disorders can also be treated in tandem. These may include eating disorders, anger issues, bipolar disorders, some personality or mood disorders. The ultimate aim is to help patients recover, so can live a life free of chemical dependency. See helping a loved one with an addiction.

We have experience with the full range of drug addiction, from opioids to cannabis, from prescription medications to street drugs like cocaine and heroin.


Behavioural Rehab

A relatively new phenomenon, behavioural addictions like gambling, gaming or shopping are often misunderstood. Here at Castle Craig, we have specialist behavioural therapists who have created custom Inpatient psychotherapy programmes to move towards an abstinence model. Individual therapy is a very important part of our addiction treatment program.

Our recovery centre offers unrivalled Inpatient treatment for the vast majority of behavioural addictions, including eating disorders, when combined with other substance based dependencies.  


“The therapists were the best part of his whole experience”.  – Andy


Our experienced team of psychiatrists, doctors and nurses works together to oversee every individual detoxification and personalise treatment to make detox as safe and as comfortable as it can be. With 24/7 round-the-clock care, our compassionate staff of medical experts support and encourage you through this difficult time.


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How much does rehab cost?

The price of accessing any recovery program depends on which provider you choose. Whilst low-cost prices may seem alluring, you often get what you pay for. Low fees can be an indication of few or zero on-site medical staff, so we recommend doing your research beforehand.

There are also multiple ways in which you can pay for rehab, these include; self-funding, insurance and NHS referrals. Castle Craig’s prices are highly competitive and have the advantage of being inclusive.  See advantages and disadvantages of going to a treatment centre.

Cost of rehab

How long should I stay?

All patients come to Castle Craig voluntarily. Some people come here through an intervention. Some patients are in a critical condition and may need longer treatment. Multiple psychiatric facilities throughout the UK offer varying lengths of stays as it is tailored around the programmes they offer. The most common is often 28-day rehab (4-week rehab), or 5-week rehab stays, which is what we offer here at Castle Craig. What happens in rehab.

Other stay lengths include:

Our minimum duration is 5 weeks minimum. We also offer advanced programmes, where patients can extend their stay to continue their treatment. This is because not every patient is the same and many need additional therapeutic support to assist in their recovery.

On the other hand, our online rehab ‘PRO Pathway programme’ offers the opportunity to undergo dependency therapy from the comfort of your own home. Programmes can last anywhere from two to six weeks. See rehab success rates.

Types of rehab

As addiction comes in multiple forms, so does rehab. The term is rehab is used to describe intensive, supervised programmes designed to help stop individuals from using drugs and alcohol – but there are various types, most of which are incorporated already at Castle Craig. Not ready for rehab?

Residential/inpatient rehabilitation

Patients staying within a hospital for 28 days to receive highly structured care.

Day-hab centres

For those who cannot commit to full residential programmes or do not require inpatient support. They are often 12-week outpatient programmes that run daily; Monday-Friday, 9.30 am-6.00 pm.

Executive Rehabilitation

Designed for professionals struggling with addiction that requires a higher level of privacy.

Recovery housing/halfway houses

Where patients live in supervised, temporary housing where they can undergo treatment programmes.

Secondary rehab treatment

Rehab is referred to as primary treatment. So secondary treatment is post-rehab. These are more informal settings where people are helped to reintegrate back into their lives but have the advantage of having support in the evenings and at weekends from trained therapists and counsellors.

12 Step addiction treatment programme

The premise of this addiction recovery approach relies on peer support to help one another achieve abstinence.

Therapeutic Communities/Christian Philosophy

Where patients undergoing addiction treatment guide new patients through daily programmes and offer mutual support. Incorporates religious, specifically Christian philosophy into the rehab process.


Allowing people with multiple different religious backgrounds the chance to use their faith to overcome substance abuse and addiction.

Personal And Skills Development

Educating users on healthy habits to make them more aware of the substances they put into their bodies and offers skills and tools for relapse prevention.

NHS / free rehab

It is possible to get a referral to Castle Craig via the NHS. It can seem like a complex system at times and will require some patience. Waiting lists can be long and perseverance will be required, but bear in mind that it’s important to know your rights and keep records of your conversations. 

Women’s only treatment centres

Whilst women only drug rehab clinics are few and far between, they are not always quite what you would expect. However, we do offer women-only therapy group sessions at Castle Craig to make you feel more comfortable, as we are aware this can be a certain requirement of women in certain faith groups. More.

Community addiction treatment

This is drug and alcohol addiction care from home or often in local clinics offering counsellors.

PRO Pathway (online rehab)

Uses 12 steps, abstinence-based therapies including CBT. Starts with three-week inpatient detox and residential treatment, then three weeks of intensive online therapy. Duration is six weeks and costs £12,000.  More.


Rehab is not the end of a treatment process. When people complete their treatment in rehab they can receive continuing care with regular remote therapy sessions via video conference. More.


Trust us

Searching for residential rehab means you and your loved ones are going through a difficult time right now, where life might seem unbearable.

You may have tried many times to control your drinking, cannabis, heroin or prescription drug use but have failed and needed professional assistance and counselling to overcome your compulsive habits.

Now is the time to get away from your home environment and seek help from therapists who know exactly how to help people suffering like you.

It’s a difficult decision to make, but a stay at residential rehab is the most effective way of tackling alcohol addiction or drug addiction. See help and advice.

You don’t have to do it alone. We’re here, 24/7, 365 days a year. Call 01721 722 763



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Page last reviewed and clinically fact-checked | October 12, 2021