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Alcohol Rehab

Leading alcohol rehab

This page has been medically reviewed by Doctor Peter McCann, MSC, MBBS. Dr McCann is a is a Psychiatry and Internal Medicine Resident at Duke University Hospital, USA. 

Before you read any further, please remember these three things:

  1. Problems with alcohol are more common than you think
  2. Things can get better (and will if you take the right steps) 
  3. Nobody should go through this alone
  4. Sober living and complete abstinence are very possible

Rehab for Alcohol Addiction

An alcohol disorder is not only characterised by the number of units you drink but how your body and mind physically and mentally depends on alcohol to function.

If you drink to forget past traumas, overcome grief, escape feelings of anxiety or depression and just want to be free, then you’ve come to the right place. Castle Craig is a well-known Recovery Centre that was established in 1988.

At Castle Craig, we are not so concerned with the amount you drink or the frequency, but the reason you drink and how your behaviour subsequently changes because of your alcohol use.

Our style here at Castle Craig combines expert psychological therapies with relaxing, comfortable surroundings. Our breathtaking views of Pentland Hills Regional Park provide the perfect private oasis where you can truly get better.

We’ve helped more than 10,000 people find recovery.

Call 01721 722 763.

Treatment stages

 We’re here to tell you that there is no one-size-fits-all rehab program for alcoholism.

 In any addiction recovery journey, progress is a process.

As experienced addiction psychiatrists we know that one of the most important aspects of recovery is to work with knowledgeable professionals who can provide medical diagnoses and have a holistic approach to treatment. All people who come through our doors have very different needs and circumstances. In this respect, we offer individualised treatment plans.

When experienced medical staff are involved you can gain access to a customised treatment plan that will make the most sense to your unique situation, addiction and co-occurring mental health issues.

Medical intervention will play a big role in your recovery journey, and at Castle Craig, we have a total of 18 psychiatrists, doctors and nurses with 14 additional specialist therapists. More.

The journey from addiction to recovery typically takes place in a sequence of stages…

Castle Craig Rehab

Alcohol rehab stages

Understanding the problem

Denial is an innate characteristic of alcohol addiction, especially among high-functioning users. The first step in making a real change is to see addictive behaviour for what it is. Being asserted is the first part of any Treatment Facility process of admission.

Free alcohol addiction assessments

You’ll receive an assessment from an addiction case manager to determine the severity and underlying conditions of your alcohol addiction.

  • Free addiction assessments can be arranged by telephone or zoom before admission.
  • It is completely free of charge
  • No obligation to pursue treatment if we are not the right rehab facility for you.
  • On admission, those seeking treatment will be assessed by a consultant psychiatrist.
  • Free addiction assessments will serve as the initial foundation for your customised treatment plan.

These alcohol addiction assessments will provide you with the opportunity to speak with one of our alcohol admission specialists, who can help explore your unique situation, the challenges you are facing and if treatment at Castle Craig will be right for your current condition. More.

This opportunity allows you to touch aspects and personal circumstances like trauma, grief, anxiety and depression that might be contributing to your dependency.

Alcohol detox

Some people require a medically supervised detox before they are ready to move on to our main rehab facility where therapy sessions will begin. More.

This will allow you to clear your body safely from alcohol abuse and overcome the discomfort of any withdrawal symptoms you might experience, with the right care and support of psychiatrists, nurses and doctors.

Primary Treatment (rehab)

Patients often attend residential treatment as an inpatient (those wishing to seek this side of treatment as an outpatient, will be required to spend 3 weeks at our facility before being discharged to continue their treatment at home).

During your inpatient treatment at our alcohol rehab, you will begin to work through a personalised therapy programme designed to create long-lasting life changes. Low-cost rehab options.

Alcohol relapse prevention

 Working with your primary therapist, you will build a plan for long-term sobriety that includes continuing therapy, alcoholics anonymous, lifestyle considerations and social support. 

Continuing care

You’ll continue the work you started in treatment and make recovery practice a part of your daily life. Our aftercare support services help sustain recovery through weekly group sessions, check-ins and annual alumni meetups. More.

Aftercare, post rehab, Castle Craig offers a programme of continuring care

Castle Craig is a fully medically managed alcohol rehab

An important aspect of alcohol rehab, which many people can sometimes fail to neglect, is the team responsible for saving your life.

Alcoholism is an illness and you can only expect to overcome it with the right intervention of professional medical staff that includes psychiatrists, therapists, doctors and nurses.

We are proud to announce a 73.4% successful recovery rate for long-term alcohol sobriety.

How much does alcohol rehab cost?

The price of alcohol rehab can often depend on your length of stay.

There are free rehabs spaces provided by the NHS and charities; however, due to high demand and underfunding, they often have long waiting lists. This doesn’t make seeking free help impossible, it just makes it harder. More on prices.

What is rehab like?

We cannot speak for what the rehab experience is like at any other alcohol clinic. However, from information collect by patients who have received treatment previously elsewhere, we have been told that Castle Craig is unique. More.

How does alcohol rehab work?

The Castle Craig experience is about being completely immersed in a therapeutic community. With no outside influences in sight for six miles, we can offer the opportunity to break away from triggers, influences, temptations and even your past self. More.

Alcohol rehab duration

Here at Castle Craig, we recommend a minimum of a 5-week residential stay. Longer than the usual 28-day rehab model, we understand that treating and reversing the psychological effects in just 28 days is a difficult task. More.

Call 01721 722 763 to discuss your stay.

Rehab success

Here at Castle Craig, we are confident that our alcohol treatments work because we see the results of it daily. We also have a 73% success rate for achieving long-term sobriety amongst 10,000 patients. More.

Admissions process

The admissions process is straightforward, all you need to do is give us a call and we will take care of everything for you. Admissions can be processed in 24 hours or less, and for emergencies and times of crisis, we can organise immediate admission for treatment. More.

Book a FREE addiction assessment today.

Post-rehab support

Our care for you will continue when you leave our residential alcohol rehab. We have paid-for aftercare programmes such as Intensive Continuing Care (£1,200), which includes 2x individual therapy sessions and 2 group sessions a week and Group only Continuing Care for 10 weeks at £500.

We also offer free aftercare support services, where you can take part in our weekly alumni group sessions up to your first year in recovery.

Change your story. Call 01721 722 763.

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    Page last reviewed and medically fact-checked | September 2, 2021