Private treatment centre

At Castle Craig rehab clinic, we ensure the care, respect and dignity of people who come to us for help

Our inpatient detox and therapy programme treats addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling and prescription drugs as well as dual diagnosis disorders.

I am here for Alcohol | Drugs | Other addiction

We believe each patient is unique and our staff work hard to meet the specific needs of each individual person.

The following elements form the bedrock of our residential treatment programme:

Residential treatment at Castle Craig is the beginning of a life-long journey from admission and detox, to relapse prevention and discharge. Our patients leave us in excellent health and carrying a set of therapeutic skills and tools that last a lifetime:

  • Impulse control
  • Therapeutic tools to combat negative feelings
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy problem-solving skills
  • Relapse prevention techniques
  • Holistic therapy aids for mind, body and spirit
  • New, healthy dietary and fitness habits
  • 12 Step fellowship
  • New sober friends
  • Strong support networks that last a lifetime

Residential treatment at Castle Craig is the beginning of a life-long journey from admission and detox, to 12 steps, relapse prevention and discharge. An intensive recovery experience is made possible thanks to the community effect. During residential treatment patients will:

  • Mentor and orientate new patients – patients can offer newcomers a valuable insight into treatment and recovery whilst helping reduce anxiety;
  • Attend all parts of the therapeutic programme together;
  • Meet in group therapy where peers support each other;
  • Accomplish daily duties to encourage awareness and pride in their surroundings;
  • Follow rules and guidelines so that everyone is treated equally;
  • Engage with each other openly and avoid cliques and unhealthy exclusive groups.
  • Regular staff meetings are held so all staff are aware of the dynamics within the community at any time.

Our patients leave us in good health and carrying a set of therapeutic skills and tools that last a lifetime:

  • Impulse control
  • Problem-solving
  • Therapeutic tools to combat negative feelings
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy problem-solving skills
  • Relapse prevention techniques
  • Holistic therapy aids for mind, body and spirit
  • New, healthy dietary and fitness habits
  • 12 Step fellowship
  • New sober friends
  • Strong support networks that last a lifetime

Daily schedule

Our structured and intensive daily schedule has been carefully constructed applying over 30 years experience in recovery programmes. It immerses patients in the programme in a safe and supportive environment and has a clear focus – abstinence.

Our schedule is designed to be varied and engaging and is occasionally altered based on the input and views of staff and patients.

A typical day on the Castle Craig Foundation programme will include rising at around 7:00 am for meditation and breakfast, morning lecture and discussion session followed by group therapy. Afterwards, relaxation and lunch followed by individual therapy some days, afternoon workshops and groups, fitness sessions and complementary therapy sessions are also provided most afternoons.

In the evening group, shares are a regular occurrence as are trips to local AA and NA groups (or Zoom sessions). At the same time, patients will have some reading and ‘homework’ assignments to complete as part of their 12 Step therapy.

Most people coming into treatment don’t know what is wrong with them. We want to educate our patients and inform them that they are suffering from a disease, not a moral disorder.

The lecture programme helps patients to gain awareness of the behaviour and attitude patterns resulting from addiction and provides relief and direction throughout the treatment process.

Addiction lectures

Patients receive approximately 10 lectures a week delivered by a member of the clinical team, or as a carefully chosen educational DVD. The daily lectures by the clinical team cover a broad range of topics including:

  • The disease of addiction,
  • The medical complications of addiction,
  • Cross-addiction,
  • The 12 Steps,
  • Relapse prevention,
  • Mental health,
  • Feelings and emotions,
  • Nutrition and general health.

Food and nutrition

Alcohol and drug abuse rob the body of important vitamins and minerals.

A healthy, balanced diet improves organ function and digestion; it boosts the immune system, and it increases energy and mental alertness. 

This helps patients focus on their recovery, increases positivity, and reduces cravings.

Our professional catering team use wholesome, nutritious ingredients and prepare all dishes with pride. We listen to our client’s suggestions and feed back comments to our caterers directly.

Out buffet, continental-style breakfast consists of a range of fruits, meats, cereals, cheeses and eggs. Lunch and dinner are both hot meals with a meat and vegetarian option. We supply plenty of fresh fruit and healthy snacks throughout the day as well as an evening snack before bed.

Tea and hot drink facilities are available throughout the day.

The water at Castle Craig comes from our own private supply of pure Scottish spring water. More.

Specialist dietary requirements

We provide dietary assessment and nutritional counselling for patients with eating disorders and we cater for special diets on religious or medical grounds. We also provide for those who are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. See also fitness and exercise.

Planning for Life After Rehab

You will work with your focal therapist to make a detailed continuing care plan for leaving. This includes recommendations for further individual and group counselling (if necessary) and emphasises the importance of attending local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) / Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings regularly.

We will make sure you are given contact in of your local AA/NA group, often a former patient of Castle Craig who is established in their own recovery and who can act as a ‘sponsor’, to provide guidance and support while the patient gets settled. We recommend that all patients attend weekly continuing care sessions for at least 2 years after leaving treatment. See more on discharge.

Our specialist team liaises with GPs and referring agencies, to make sure that they are updated and involved in this process and that arrangements are in place to support patients’ ongoing care.

Get in touch today

To find out how we can help you please telephone Castle Craig on our 24-Hour Helpline: 01721 728118 or click here to arrange a free addiction assessment or here for more information.

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    Page last reviewed and clinically fact-checked | November 10, 2021