The Scottish Government says methadone should be prescribed as the main substitute for heroin addicts, although the way it is distributed should be improved….
For those of us who have been looking for some scientific answers about the theory of addiction, the film Pleasure Unwoven is something of a revelation….
Was Alexander the Great an alcoholic? Did Odysseus take opium? Was the Oracle at Delphi the world’s first rehab? Commentary piece by Castle Craig therapist….
A High Court judge in Northern Ireland has publically stated that the approach to drug addiction treatment in Northern Ireland is “short-sighted”. Read more….
Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in the U.S explains how drugs affect the brain and why we associate drugs with pleasure….
Aaron Sorkin has opened up about how he managed to overcome his cocaine addiction. Read about other successful addiction recovery cases here….
New research from Yale University suggests that carrying-out brain scans on recovering alcoholics could be used to diagnose the risk of relapse….
The journalists, the authorities and the public fail to make the connection between crime, abuse and addiction. The real cost of addiction is unknown….
Castle Craig Rehab Clinic interviews Dr Mike McCann, an occupational health physician, about alcohol & drug abuse at work, with advice for company managers….
All professionals to be drug tested at work: Staff who are discovered with drugs in their system during work hours with have to get clean or lose their jobs….
Short history of addiction in film: from comic relief or the cause of the central character’s downfall to a more nuanced and honest look at the phenomenon….
In his new single “Where are we Now” David Bowie conveys the confusion for an alcoholic or drug addict that comes with the struggle towards abstinence….
Read advice from staff members at Castle Craig drug & alcohol rehab for people in early recovery who need to get through the festive season without relapsing….
The Executive Rehab Guide equips employers, HR managers, work colleagues with the information & tools to tackle alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace….
Castle Craig Rehab develops tele-counselling and other tele-based services for the provision of continuing care addiction treatment services….
Kate Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge offered her patronage to Clouds House addiction treatment centre, founded by the Directors of Castle Craig in 1983….
Report showed EU member states with the most deaths by alcohol-related liver disease were all from poverty-stricken Central and Eastern Europe….
Read more on “community treatment” and the new survey showing that community addiction treatment is struggling to keep up in Scotland’s most deprived areas….
Castle Craig congratulates Prof. Neil McKeganey on receiving the Bejerot Award for his contribution to research & policy on drug abuse….
Castle Craig has launched a partnership with a Romanian psychiatric clinic to help addicts in Romania, where alcohol & drug addiction treatment is scarce….
Therapists of Castle Craig addiction treatment clinic talked to Dutch psychology students from the University of Tilburg on their study trip to Edinburgh….
A 12 Step poem for people in recovery, by Jim Doolan, Staff Nurse and Therapist at Castle Craig rehab clinic….
Our Head of Training, Glynis Read, talks about effective addiction therapy & the rehab treatment process: “Alcohol and drug addiction is a very treatable illness”…
Tom Bruce, the Deputy Head Therapist at Castle Craig explains why inpatient addiction treatment programmes work, especially for those with other underlying issues….
Our therapist Audrey Grant who runs the Women’s Group explains that women in rehab treatment tend to feel more shame and guilt than men….