Do you have employees or colleagues with problem drinking or drug using? Read more about how to help them and professionally manage substance abuse in the workplace….
Many servicemen become addicted to drugs and alcohol while still in the military. Read short interviews with British war veterans in recovery….
Five great films featuring personalities that struggled with addiction: Charlie “Bird” Parker, Jake LaMotta, Lenny Bruce, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kurt Cobain….
Many people with bipolar disorder experience problematic use of alcohol and drugs. Castle Craig Rehab’s psychiatrists explain the link between bipolarity and addiction….
This article remembers the addiction-related deaths of some of the biggest names in show business: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Whitney Houston, Truman Capote….
A statement from Charles Kennedy’s family soon after his death acknowledged that he had lost his life to alcoholism. We look at the media coverage of alcoholism – from “demons”, “flaw” to the disease model of addiction….
The Recovery Cafe is a phenomenon started in the US that has been taken up in the UK in the past ten years. Read more about alcohol-free recovery cafes across the UK….
About 20% of people suffering from social anxiety also develop an alcohol problem. Alcohol starts off as a temporary solution and can become a long-term problem….
In recent years, rappers and hip hop enthusiasts began to talk about their addiction problems. Macklemore and Eminem were hooked on drugs. Now they rap about recovery….
Simple techniques to deal with cravings in early recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Castle Craig rehab therapist advises on how to cope with cravings….
Director Lars Von Trier said that he did not think he was able to create anymore. Many examples prove him wrong….
Dorien was a ‘functioning’ alcoholic for 18 years before she came to Castle Craig. Read about her difficulties after leaving rehab and how she overcame them….
Codependents facilitate a person’s ongoing drug and alcohol addiction. They’re drawn into a circle of behaviour and breaking the pattern is almost impossible….
Addiction has inspired many directors to make great films and actors to give unforgettable performances. Here is a good list of ten films about addiction….
Group therapy in residential addiction treatment is about breaking the defences that allow people to stay addicted. Read more on group therapy at Castle Craig Rehab….
Sandra Swenson is the mother of two sons, one of whom is an addict. She shares her story as a way of helping other parents find a recovery of their own….
The Swedish legislation states that all employers need to have a written policy regarding alcohol and drug abuse and provide addiction treatment for their employees…
What is St Valentine’s Day like for those in early recovery from alcohol or drug addiction? Recovery coach David Charkham talks about his relationship experience in early recovery….
Salvation Army may try to change perceptions about homelessness, but the link between addiction and social-break-down is something to be tackled….
Vulnerability follows the alcoholic or chemically dependent patient at every step in the addiction treatment process. Read more on how vulnerability helps recovery….
Ben Parkinson, the most injured British soldier to have returned from Afghanistan, is receiving Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment at Castle Craig Hospital….
Addiction specialist Dr Margaret McCann explains her definition of addiction. Addiction is a complex, chronic, biopsychosocial illness….
Status Quo Singer, Francis Rossi, describes cross-addiction & his cocaine addiction. Cross-addiction happens when one form of addiction leads to another….
New Year Resolutions can be risky for those in alcohol or drug addiction 12 Step recovery. Read how to make change that will help long term in your recovery….
Where there is addiction to alcohol, drugs or gambling, there is usually enabling by those close to the addicted person. What does enabling mean?…