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Welcome to Castle Craig Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facility Serving  Birmingham

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.

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Being addicted to something, no matter what your addiction is, can be an awful experience. Not being able to control yourself when it is damaging you, your relationships and your work-life has far-reaching consequences and can even end in death. Some addictions might seem more innocuous, perhaps easier to deal with or less harmful, but the truth is that once addiction has its proverbial claws into you it becomes a life-long battle.

All addictions can be treated and it is best to get the help of a professional at a rehab rather than trying to kick it on your own.

Drug and alcohol recovery, as well as addiction treatment, is something that is best done by people you can trust in an environment that is caring and safe. It’s not an easy road but with help people are able to live a long fulfilling life after beating their addiction.

Alcohol can be a terrible mistress and when you give her the boot she can wreak havoc on your body and mind. Stopping suddenly after using regularly makes your body react and it is not pretty. Seizures, confusion, and anxiety are just a few of the symptoms you could expect. More.

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    Why does Birmingham have such a big drug and alcohol problem?

    Birmingham is a fantastic city, full of places to go and things to do. It isn’t called the “Second City” for nothing. The Midland metropolis boasts a hugely popular music scene and has some fantastic bars and clubs. The up-and-coming music scene of today is centred in Digbeth, the “Shoreditch of Birmingham”, as the NME calls it. As the likes of Peace and Swim Deep demonstrate, the ‘B-town’ scene is fast eclipsing Manchester as a hub of new indie bands.

    The party scene has a darker side to it and has been plagued by drug and alcohol abuse for years. Nearly 450 people in the West Midlands have died as a result of drugs in the past three years. The rising number of deaths is being caused by cocaine and fentanyl, a powerful opioid drug that some people have been mixing with heroin which has been causing accidental overdoses. Birmingham has also seen a rising number of deaths due to prescription drugs identified by the government as potentially addictive.

    It has recently gotten so bad on the streets of Birmingham that the police conducted an operation where they raided a number of properties, targeting guns and drugs. Three men were arrested. The West Midlands police have also set up a tip line where you can remain anonymous and still get the police the information they require to conduct a search and possible seizure.

    Why Choose Castle Craig? 

    If you or someone you care about needs help in the West Midlands, our expert team at Castle Craig have over 30 years of experience treating people from the Birmingham area successfully.

    We are extremely proud of our world-class treatment programs for all forms of addiction. We treat a wide range of patients from all walks of life and we have helped many people achieve long term lasting sobriety. Castle Craig can also help if you are a loved one or relative of someone who is suffering. 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.

    Located only 30 minutes from Edinburgh, our rehab is set within 50 acres of stunning countryside that is both peaceful and picturesque. We are close enough to be easily accessed, but sufficiently far away to ensure that our patients are afforded both privacy and the opportunity to concentrate on recovery, leaving the cares of the world behind them for the next 28 days.

    What We Treat

    At Castle Craig, our team of addiction specialists have many years of experience successfully treating alcoholismdrug addictionbehavioural addiction. In addition, we also provide treatment for other assisted mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Treating an addiction alongside mental health issues is known as dual-diagnosis. Our expertise lies in treating addiction alongside co-occurring disorders and dual diagnoses such as trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, shame and relationship problems. Set yourself free from addiction and find out if we have a treatment plan that can get you on the road to recovery and take back control of your life.

    We also have a chronic pain management programme to treat people with chronic pain who are addicted to opioid painkillers

    Castle Craig Puts Your Recovery First

    We were the first treatment centre to bring the  12 step facilitation programme to Scotland, as far back as 1988 and we have over 35 years of experience helping people in Birmingham with an addiction or substance abuse problem. When it comes to addiction a person needs to get the treatment they need, no matter the circumstances they find themselves in. With our experience, guidance, and support you have 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. 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.

    Our Process

    Each client’s individual needs are examined and then a tailored customised approach is used in every single one of our addiction treatment plans. Castle Craig has extensive resources designed to help you achieve long-lasting recovery. We offer more so that you can get even more out of the experience. Of course, we do have full medical management and in-house staff training, but our patients have access to a wide range of complementary therapies – including physical training, equine-assisted therapyart group, and mindfulness meditation.

    We do not focus solely on your addiction. We delve deeper because many people who suffer from addiction experience other mental health and emotional conditions such as depression, grief, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. Each patient receives the benefit of a personalised recovery programme, rather than a rigidly enforced system, and their safety and wellbeing during recovery is our top priority.

    Our help centre is open 24 hours a day should you, or someone you love, need emergency help and advice. 

    Birmingham has a serious problem on the streets

    Birmingham has seen far-reaching complications associated with substance abuse and this includes a rise in crime, either directly or indirectly associated with drugs or alcohol. Homelessness can be a direct consequence of addiction and substance misuse. Users who are injecting drugs like heroin are having a serious effect on the city. According to West Midlands Police, Birmingham has a serious issue when it comes to used needles being left on the streets. The map below shows locations of discarded needles found in recent years around Birmingham city centre.

    To deal with this awful problem the city has a needle exchange program at many pharmacies. It is a harm reduction method and was first introduced in England in the mid-80s in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. People who are using drugs intrevenously are able to obtain sterile injecting equipment and also dispose of used needles in a responsible, hygienic and safe manner.

    Both crime and homelessness are issues that have been on the rise in Birmingham for several years. According to a 2017 report by the West Midlands Police. If you or someone you know has an issue with injecting drugs or has a serious addiction you should get help as soon as you can. Many people, especially those who are struggling to find support, should try 12-step based programmes such as Alcoholics Anonymous, or Narcotics Anonymous. This type of group support also exists for behavioural or process addictions – some examples are Help for Hoarders or Sex Addicts Anonymous.

    Drug and Alcohol Statistics Birmingham

    • The number of drug deaths in the West Midlands has reached its highest level ever – and the annual death toll has doubled in the past decade.
    • In 2020, there were 219 drug related deaths reported in the West Midlands. This figure is up from 185 the previous year. These are said to be highest figures since records began in 1993. 

    AA Meetings: Birmingham

    One can find their local AA meetings on the  Alcoholics Anonymous Birmingham page. Here are some AA meetings in Birmingham, but you can also find one at a convenient time and date for you on the website.

    Date and Time Friday at 20:00
    Length of Meeting 1 hr
    Where (name of facility) St. Chad’s RC Cathedral
    Street Address St Chad’s, Queensway
    Section, City, Metro Area West Midlands
    Postal Code B4 6ET
    Who can attend? open
    Wheelchair accessible? Not listed

    Date and Time Mon and Fri 12:00
    Length of Meeting 1hr 30
    Where (name of facility) St Vincents RC Church
    Street Address Francis St, (near Nechells Parkway),
    Section, City, Metro Area West Midlands
    Postal Code B7 4JY
    Who can attend? Open mtgs on request
    Wheelchair accessible? unlisted

    You can find a full list of meetings hosted by Narcotics Anonymous in Birmingham by going to the Narcotics Anonymous UK page. Here are some below:

    NA Meetings: Birmingham

    Date and Time Sunday 19:00
    Length of Meeting 1.5 hrs
    Where (name of facility) The Arthur Moore Hall
    Street Address Alexander Road, Acocks Green
    Section, City, Metro Area Birmingham, West Midlands
    Postal Code B276HE
    Who can attend? Open on request
    Wheelchair accessible? yes

    Date and Time Mon 12:00
    Length of Meeting 1.5 hrs
    Where (name of facility) Birmingham, West Midlands
    Street Address 8 Allcock Street
    Section, City, Metro Area Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands
    Postal Code B9 4DY
    Who can attend? Addicts only
    Wheelchair accessible? No

    The NHS also has an extensive directory of various addiction-related services and centres for both counselling and treatment. Asking your GP for help or a referral is never a bad idea.

    You can also contact the admissions staff at Castle Craig about addiction treatment options for yourself or someone you care about. We’re happy to help you out, with no obligation.

    Birmingham Map

    Getting to Us

    The best way to get from Birmingham to Edinburgh is by train, which takes 4h 24m and costs around £90 – £390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 – £30 and takes 7h 20m, you could also fly, which costs £24 – £170 and takes 3h 15m.

    At Castle Craig, we offer all patients the use of our sober transport service. This means we can arrange for you to be taken to and from rehab with a sober companion. A sober companion is someone who will accompany you or your loved one on your flight or car journey and assist you through the difficulties of travel.

    Castle Craig Hospital

    Blyth Bridge, West Linton
    Scotland, UK
    EH46 7DH
    Freephone (UK only): 0808 256 3728
    International: +44 1721 788 372

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