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How to Deal with Stress without Alcohol

Stress is a natural reaction that occurs in response to our everyday experiences, and we all have to deal with it from time to time. Whether it comes from our day-to-day responsibilities like work and family, or serious events such as illness or death, stress is an inevitable part of our lives. Problems may occur, however, if you begin dealing with stressful situations using unhealthy methods, like turning to alcohol. This page will explore how using alcohol to cope with stress can cause further harm to your wellbeing while also outlining helpful ways to manage these feelings. Stress and alcohol…

Why Does Alcohol Cause the Shakes?

  This article is medically reviewed by Dr Peter McCann, MSC, MBBS. Dr McCann is a is a Psychiatry and Internal Medicine Resident at Duke University Hospital, USA.     What are ‘the shakes’ and what causes them? The ‘alcohol shakes’ is a term to describe tremors caused by Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome, which occurs in some frequent alcohol users when they suddenly stop drinking.  It is part of a condition called alcohol withdrawal syndrome that occurs in around 50% of people with heavy alcohol use. In the mild form, typical symptoms other than tremor include anxiety, sweating, nausea, restlessness, headaches…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Response

Castle Craig is open and Covid-free and we continue to offer our much needed residential addiction treatment for patients during the Coronavirus pandemic. Travel to Scotland from the rest of the UK and all European countries is allowed for healthcare purposes. These are difficult times and we want to reassure our patients, their families and people who desperately need treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, that we are committed to providing the safest environment for recovery possible. We have taken special measures to ensure that our clinic operates safely and some complementary therapies have been paused.   Information on Actions…

Castle Craig Rated ‘Exceptional’ in Latest HIS Inspection

Castle Craig had an inspection from our regulators Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) recently and today we have received the official report.  They found our infection prevention and control policies and procedures, were excellent and comprehensive. They commented on the thorough Covid-19 risk assessments which had been carried out and the effective processes we had in place to minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission.   The inspectors commented on the positive attitude and evident teamwork of all the staff that they spoke to, and also the supportive and appreciate attitude of the patients. HIS uses the ratings ‘Exceptional’, ‘Good’, ‘Satisfactory’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’…

BUPA: How to pay for private rehab with BUPA Insurance

Bupa has a comprehensive mental health insurance coverage policy. They cover a variety of illnesses including addiction to alcohol and drugs and can fund treatment at a residential rehab clinic depending on the individual’s coverage policy. Castle Craig is a Bupa-accredited provider of residential addiction treatment. We have received their Covid-19 Safety badge that demonstrates our dedication to Covid-19 safety standards in relation to testing, infection control and use of PPE. View our Bupa page here.  Insurance through Bupa for residential rehab treatment programmes usually covers detoxification, medical and psychiatric assessments, therapy, room and board costs, fitness and continuing care….

8 Reasons to Spend Christmas in Rehab

Would you believe it if we said that Christmas is the perfect time of year to leave your family behind, forget the parties and gatherings and Christmas shopping, and Christmas markets and go to residential rehab? With Christmas being a nostalgic time of year steeped in tradition, spending the Christmas season in residential rehab to get sober and leave alcohol behind doesn’t exactly spell “festive” by many people’s standards. However, if you’re struggling with alcohol, drugs, or any type of addiction, it could be the best time of year for you to go for rehab treatment. Not only will you…

Alcohol Rehab - how to get the support and help you need

Alcohol Rehab: A Guide To Getting Help in the UK

This article is medically reviewed by Doctor Peter McCann, MSC, MBBS. Dr McCann is a is a Psychiatry and Internal Medicine Resident at Duke University Hospital, USA.  If you’re looking for information on alcohol rehab, you’re probably worried that someone has a problem with alcohol. Maybe it’s someone you love, or maybe you’re worried about yourself.  Before you read any further, please remember these three things: Problems with alcohol are more common than you think Things can get better (and will if you take the right steps)  Nobody should go through this alone…  This article aims to set out everything…

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Royal College of Psychiatrists show drinking has nearly doubled since lockdown

High-risk drinking has nearly doubled since lockdown, reports the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and addiction services are in desperate need of funding. Castle Craig’s data supports this, with website visitors more than doubling, a record number of daily enquiries to our Help Desk, and a rising number of enquiries about the Castle Telehealth online addiction therapy programme. The Royal College of Psychiatrists today issued a statement after analysing data from Public Health England which shows that the rate of people in England drinking “high risk” amounts of alcohol has almost doubled at 19% in June, up from 10.8% in February…

Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Rehab Clinic

Castle Craig is a privately-run residential rehab clinic which provides treatment for alcohol, drug and gambling addiction. We are located close to Glasgow, Scotland, and have many ties to the Glasgow medical community. It is possible to drive to Castle Craig from Glasgow International Airport in an hour and we regularly provide pick-ups for our patients who come from Glasgow. Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Glasgow At Castle Craig, our mission is to provide the highest quality and most effective treatment for our patients from Glasgow and across Strathclyde and Scotland and the UK. We offer many different options for…

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Alcohol and Viral Immunity – Heavy Drinking Increases the Risk of Virus Infection

Excessive alcohol consumption is known to cause damage to both the physical and mental well-being, especially if consumed regularly or in large amounts. More so, it can lead to a lowered immune response, particularly when combined with stress. Castle Craig’s Medical Director, Professor Jonathan Chick, advises that during the COVID-19 pandemic it is important to avoid regular heavy drinking and heavy drinking sessions. Reducing or ceasing heavy drinking should improve immunity within days, (except in the case of liver damage). It is advisable to take extra precautions to keep ourselves and each other safe. As there is no known cure…

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Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Rehab Clinic

Welcome to Castle Craig Alcohol and Drug Addiction Clinic, near Edinburgh, Midlothian Castle Craig is a private residential rehab clinic near Edinburgh which provides treatment for alcohol, drug and gambling addictions. Established in 1988 we have forged close ties with the private and NHS medical community in and around Edinburgh and across Scotland. Our Clinic is Near Edinburgh Driving to Castle Craig clinic from Edinburgh and the Lothians takes from 30 minutes. We regularly pick up patients from central Edinburgh, Edinburgh Waverley, the Lothian area, and Edinburgh International Airport. Thinking about Addiction Rehab Close to Edinburgh Why attend a residential…

How to Help Someone with an Addiction

This section will guide you in how to help someone with an addiction. When someone struggles with addiction, it can have serious negative effects on their relationships with family, friends, and work colleagues…

Castle Craig Reviews

Read reviews by former patients and doctors recommending Castle Craig as a top rehab clinic for addiction treatment….

Addiction Treatment Programme

Castle Craig is one of the world’s most renowned residential alcohol and drug rehab clinics and the UK’s only dedicated addiction treatment clinic with a 24/7 doctor and hospital standards. Since we opened our doors more than 30 years ago, over…

Alcohol & Drug Detox

Detox from alcohol & drugs is the first stage of our residential rehab treatment programme. At Castle Craig rehab we prescribe individualised detoxification plans….

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Family Therapy

Involvement of family members in alcohol & drug treatment & strong support networks of friends and colleagues is vital to successful addiction recovery….

Individual Rehab Therapy

Individual psychotherapy is a cornerstone of rehab treatment at Castle Craig. Patients speak in complete privacy with a specialist addiction therapist….

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a structured, short-term approach which works well with the time-scale of treatment at our addiction rehab clinic. Together the patient and therapist set an agenda with goals for the session…

Family Recovery Workshop

Our residential family programme values support networks of family & friends for successful recovery during & after alcohol, drug, gambling addiction treatment….

Continuing Care

Our care for you continues after leaving residential rehab at Castle Craig We know that returning home and to your local communities can cause some anxiety for people who have been through residential rehab and are new to recovery. The last time you were at home you were sick with an addiction to alcohol or drugs and your life was unmanageable. It is an incredible achievement to have been through detoxification, cleared all substances from your body, embraced a new way of life, built up a healthy body, and begun addressing underlying mental health problems and unresolved experiences through psychotherapy;…

Leading Alcohol & Drug Addiction Rehab Clinic

It's time to leave addiction behind. At Castle Craig rehab clinic, we know that recovery is possible. Call us now to begin your journey. Call Now 01721 728118 Make an Enquiry Visit our section on drug and alcohol What We Treat At Castle Craig, we treat many kinds of addictions including alcohol addiction, prescription drug addiction, illicit drug addiction, cocaine addiction, compulsive gambling, other behavioural addictions and dual diagnosis. Read More Visit our section on mental health Therapies We Work With Our expert addiction therapists deliver a clinically proven treatment programme of 12 Step therapy, CBT, psychoeducation, EMDR, group &...