Castle Craig drug rehab: helping people in Liverpool for over 30 years.
Liverpool is often referred to as ‘the drug capital of the UK‘ with the rate of substance misuse rising year on year.
Merseyside is one of the worst-affected areas in the UK, with residents witnessing first-hand the devastating effects that drug abuse has had on their community. The city has seen a staggering jump in the number of people who died from substance misuse in recent years, with figures almost doubling since 2014.
Successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction first requires eliminating the physical dependence, followed by intensive therapy in order to overcome the psychological aspects and causes of addiction. Castle Craig is a residential rehabilitation clinic that has helped people in Liverpool overcome alcoholism and addiction to illicit and prescription drugs for more than 30 years. We also treat other behavioural addictions such as gambling and cryptocurrency addiction. If you or someone you know are in Liverpool and have an addiction problem we can help you.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Statistics Liverpool
A report from Liverpool City Council found that alcohol misuse costs Liverpool a total of nearly £204million per year, this equates to £203.97 per head of population.
Liverpool ranked 20th highest out of 326 Local Authorities nationally.
Engineering student Ellie Wilson, 16 was raised in Egerton Court, a block of flats notorious from drug dealing and use. Despite her youth, Ellie was under no illusions about what was going on around her. She said: “A lot of people here take heroin and crack, and they come here when they get out of prison. “If you were taking a family and that you would not want to live over here, especially this place.” From her time living in Egerton Court, Ellie said the origins of the crack and heroin making life miserable for many locals was no secret.
Why Choose Castle Craig?
Castle Craig is an ideal choice for anyone in Liverpool who is looking to attend treatment. The Castle’s picturesque location and vast grounds make for the perfect place to begin your journey to recovery. In addition to its peaceful surroundings, Castle Craig is one of the UK’s most renowned facilities for treating addictions of all kinds. We proudly provide patients with:
- Medical detox at our on-site facility
- Psychiatric assessments
- Sober transport service
- 24-hour care
- Evidence-based addiction counselling
- Treatment for dual-diagnosis
- Holistic therapies
- Fitness therapies
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- 12 Step recovery model
- One-to-One therapy
- Equine and pet therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Family therapy
- Aftercare and support
We understand that the thought of entering rehab can be daunting, especially if you’re required to travel further out for the best facilities. However, distancing yourself from familiar surroundings and triggers can help reduce the desire to use or engage in problematic behaviours, reinforcing your commitment to recovery and sobriety.
What We Treat
At Castle Craig, our team of addiction specialists have many years of experience successfully treating alcoholism, drug addiction, behavioural 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. 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
Inpatient Rehab vs Outpatient Rehab Near Liverpool
Deciding to enter rehab for addiction can feel like a daunting first step, and once you’ve done so, you must then consider whether you wish to attend inpatient or outpatient treatment. This choice will ultimately depend on the severity of your addiction and whether you have any additional needs. When deciding on the type of care you require, it’s always best to call the clinic directly for advice on which course of treatment is best suited to your needs.
Outpatient rehab is also referred to as ‘day rehab’ and involves patients attending sessions during the day. This type of treatment programme is ideal for people who are unable to commit to a residential stay. However, while the flexibility appeals to many prospective patients, it isn’t considered an appropriate course of treatment for someone who has been abusing substances over a prolonged period.
Inpatient rehab is considered the most effective form of addiction treatment and requires patients to stay at the clinic for the duration of their programme. Choosing to complete your treatment in a private facility will guarantee you receive the best quality of care. One of the main benefits of residential rehab is that they offer a supervised detox and round-the-clock care. At Castle Craig, we have an on-site doctor on hand to prescribe medical care where necessary.
Finding a Medical Detox in Liverpool
Most people suffering from substance use disorders require a medical detox before further treatment can begin. There are a number of free services available in the city and its surrounding areas, however, these organisations tend to be severely underfunded and can’t provide the same level of care as a private rehab. If you require a medical detox, residential rehab is advised to ensure your safety and wellbeing. Mersey Care runs the Hope Centre, which offers detox programmes to those who have been unsuccessful in trying to do so. You cannot self refer however you can be referred through DART or Brook Place.
At Castle Craig, all patients receive round-the-clock care during the detox process. We have a separate detox facility designed to provide patients with the utmost comfort while they complete their detox.
Free addiction services in Liverpool
There are a number of free addiction services in and around Liverpool, many of which are run by charities and local councils. However, in Liverpool alone, funding for drug and alcohol services has plummeted by 72 per cent, from £12.8m in 2015/16 to £3.6m in 2019, despite addiction-related hospital admissions continuing to soar.
Fortunately, there are plenty of fellowship groups
AA Meetings: Liverpool
Here are some local AA meetings in Liverpool. More can be found on the Alcoholics Anonymous Liverpool page.
Tuesday and Sunday at 19:30
All Saints Church, L4 2QG
St Francis of Assisi, 26 Earp St, Garston, L19 1RT
Emmanuel Church, Higher Lane, Fazakerley, L9 9DJ
NA Meetings: Liverpool
Surrender from the Heart
Sunday at 11:00
17 Rodney Street, L1 9EF
The Good Shepherd Church
Wednesday at 19:00
Carr Lane East, L11 4UJ
Al-Anon Meetings: Liverpool
Hunts Cross St Hilda’s Church Hall, 7 Kingsmead Dr, L25 0NG
Saturday, 12.15 pm
West Derby St Mary’s Millennium Centre, Meadow Lane, L12 5EA
How Long Does Rehab Last?
Your treatment programme will ultimately depend on a few different factors, such as whether you require a detox. During your initial phone assessment, our team will ask you questions in order to determine what level you might need, how severe your addiction is, and whether you have any additional needs or mental health disorders that need to be treated. Once they’ve gathered this information, they will be able to recommend a programme length suited to your needs. Detox typically lasts between five to seven days, and it is recommended that patients complete a minimum 28-day rehab programme.
How Much Does Drug and Alcohol Rehab Cost in Liverpool?
One of the first questions people ask is “how much will rehab cost me?” The answer will vary across different facilities and locations.
Getting to Castle Craig from Liverpool
At Castle Craig, 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.
Castle Craig is located 40 minutes drive from Edinburgh International Airport, however, there are currently no direct flights from Liverpool to Scotland.
Travelling to Castle Craig from Liverpool by car takes approximately 3 hours 25 mins (195.9 miles) via the M6.
There is no public bus or train to Castle Craig but there are plenty of buses running from Edinburgh to the nearby locations of Penicuik, West Linton, Peebles and Biggar — from where you can get a taxi. Train times vary depending on which of these destinations you choose, but you should expect your journey to take approximately five hours.
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.
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 Liverpool?
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.
Can I go through rehab as an outpatient?
Yes, many clinics offer outpatient rehab for people with less severe addictions or those who are unable to attend residential rehab.
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.
How can I get a fast drug detox in Liverpool?
The best way to guarantee quick access to detox facilities is through self-referral and funding.