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Rehabs close to Durham

Rehabs near Durham

Addiction Treatment & Rehab near Durham

Drug, alcohol and behavioural rehab clinics offering proven and first-rate recovery programmes and therapies in Durham can be few and far between. Perhaps you or a loved one are looking for help.

I am here for Alcohol | Drugs | Other addiction

Here at Castle Craig, we often receive patients from County Durham (DA1) in need of essential addiction treatments and therapies delivered in a safe, structured environment. 

Our inpatient treatment centre is based in an idyllic country location that offers patients in Broompark, Bearpark, Croxdale and the entire North East of England detoxes and proven therapies delivered by expert psychiatrists, therapists, doctors and nurses. We deal with primary addiction that often includes co-occurring mental health issues like depression, anxiety, eating disorders. We believe in complete abstinence.

Becoming yourself again… The first step

Located in the charming south-eastern Scottish Borders, Castle Craig near Edinburgh is an evidence-based residential rehab that has rescued thousands of lives, over 10,000 to be exact.

Patients can self-refer themselves to our recovery facility and can do so by partaking in a short, FREE addiction assessment, which will serve as the foundation of their custom therapy plan (if they choose to pursue treatment with us).   

From here, a psychiatrist will manage your addiction recovery, ascertain a diagnosis and prescribe a suitable course of treatment/therapies.

During this call, we will begin to examine the possible underlying causes of your addiction or substance abuse and distinguish any co-occurring mental health concerns.

Call 01721 722 763 to arrange an assessment now.

 “Life-changing” addiction therapies

We treat various addictions and dual diagnoses

All of our patients have their own stories to tell and their journeys to travel. However, most all share mental health challenges like trauma, anxiety and depression alongside problems with drugs and alcohol. We can help. 

Castle Craig: Leading Alcohol rehab

Our selected treatments are so vital because they mix holistic and certified therapies to equip you with adequate coping mechanisms so that you can handle any co-occurring issues that might act as triggers.

Therapies can include CBTGroup therapy (women only groups), 1-1 therapyEMDR,  Grief Therapy and Family counselling.

Drug rehab: For over 30 years, Castle Craig’s medical staff have been providing medically managed drug detoxes combined with indispensable therapies to help people break free from addictive substances.

Our rehab is equipped to handle all types of drug addictions, including cocaine, cannabis, heroin, meth, prescription (painkillers and sleeping tablets) and sedatives.

During group therapy session members supporting crying desperate girl

Finding us

Our outstanding hospital and rehab facility is represented by some of the UK’s best psychiatrists and therapists, who have supported many Durham residents attain long-lasting sobriety.  

Our address: Blyth Bridge, West Linton EH46 7DH

Travelling to Castle Craig from Durham

For those that are travelling from Durham, Spennymoor, Lanchester or Stanley, the quickest way to arrive at our facility is via car or train. 

Visitors coming from the North East of England can expect the journey to take around 2 hr 55 mins.

We offer all patients the use of our sober transport service, which will 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.

By car: via A68


  • Get on A1(M) from A690
  • Continue on A1(M). Take A1, A696 and A68 to Main St/A6091 in the Scottish Borders
  • Continue on A6091. Take A72 to Castle Craig

By train: 3 hours and 5 mins

  1. Durham Station to Edinburgh 
  2. Then walk 1 minute to North Bridge (STOP NE), take the X62 to Galashiels and switch at the Post Office to take the 93 to West Linton and continue until you reach Castle Craig

Castle Craig is only a short drive away from Edinburgh (half an hour or so) so we can help to arrange transport or a taxi if you need help doing so. 

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How patients can recover from addiction

We expertly combine detox and a range of therapy methods to give our patients the best chance of maintaining long-term sobriety.

This is why here at Castle Craig, we suggest 35 days (5 weeks) of treatment rather than shorter residential stays.

Patients choosing our facility can depend on and benefit from 24/7 medical monitoring and proven to work therapies. 

Why Castle Craig has been described as a “life-saver”

“I have left Castle Craig as the man I have wanted to be for so long. My entire experience at the alcohol rehab has been something of a lifesaver.”

More reasons to Durham residents choose us:

  • Crucial one-to-one sessions with a therapist
  • Prompt access to individualised treatment
  • Flexible choice around treatment programmes
  • Access to accredited psychologists and therapists
  • A medical director who supervises your case
  • 24/7 medical team consisting of doctors and nurses 
  • Accredited by Counselling
  • Aftercare for sober living

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    Please contact for more information about how we can help you or a loved one.

    Proof that our rehab is successful

    Our specialised programmes have seen exceptional success in helping our visitors attain long-lasting sobriety.

    “From 250 patients surveyed 73.4% remained abstinent from all drugs and alcohol a year after treatment.”

    Free support resources for alcoholism and drug addiction in Durham 

    Those in Durham looking for free support and help can choose to give Castle Craig a call 01721 722 763 or visit the below helplines for further advice.

    For individuals experiencing addiction:

    Get in touch today

    If you need emergency mental health advice or medical support please call the NHS 24 helpline as soon as possible on 111. The advice is free and could save your life.

    If you need advice on accessing rehab treatment for addictions, please call our 24-Hour Rehab Helpline on 01721 728118 to arrange a free addiction assessment or click here for more information.

    You’ll be glad you did.

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    Can I visit a loved one in rehab?

    Unfortunately, due to Covid, family visits will be phased back in gradually to make sure the clinic remains Covid-free. However, relatives can stay in touch via phone while they are here.

    Can I get funding for drug/alcohol rehab in Durham?

    We understand that not everyone can afford private rehab. In certain cases, you may be eligible to apply for funding from your local authority. However, it’s important to note that this process is often lengthy and is not an option for everyone.

    How do I know if I need rehab?

    A common misconception is that you have to hit ‘rock bottom’ before you really need to seek help. In fact, the earlier you begin addiction treatment, the greater your chances of maintaining sobriety. People enter rehab at different stages of their addiction, either because they themselves are concerned about their drug/alcohol use and behaviour, or because their loved ones have expressed concern about their wellbeing. If you’re unsure as to whether you need rehab, you can call our help centre for advice on 01721 728118.