This blog article is not updated. For our latest Covid-19 Preparedness & Response Updates please visit our page castlecraig.co.uk/coronavirus In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Castle Craig rehab clinic has launched an innovative, separate admissions and detox unit to treat drug and alcohol addictions. The separate admissions unit, Kirkurd Unit, was created in response to the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic and the increased demand on NHS resources and closure of Private and NHS detox beds and rehab clinics around the UK. The Kirkurd Unit strives for enhanced Covid-19 screening at all stages of admission and detox and a 7 day social distancing…
When it comes to illicit drug use, heroin and crack cocaine are often considered the worst drugs someone can take. They are responsible for the majority of drug-related deaths and are the leading cause of concern in most countries. Now with synthetic opioids, particularly fentanyl, becoming more widespread, it seems that there’s a new epidemic coming. And soon, it is expected to hit the UK as well. Fentanyl has been around since 1959, but it first made headlines in 2016, when it killed Prince, an iconic American musician. He died from an accidental overdose on the drug. Prince was prescribed…
The connection between drinking alcohol and depression is real, although which comes first — alcohol or depression — is up for debate. Does alcohol cause or worsen depression? Or does depression lead to alcohol misuse and abuse?…
Detox from alcohol & drugs is the first stage of our residential rehab treatment programme. At Castle Craig rehab we prescribe individualised detoxification plans….
Showers are an often overlooked comfort in detox. They can soothe any number of withdrawal symptoms and generally make you feel better. Here are some reasons showers are great in detox. Click here to learn more now….
With the rash of prescription medication addictions sweeping the western world, it’s no surprise that Valium addiction is on the rise. Learn how to recognize and get help for this substance dependency….
Detoxification is the first step to treating a substance abuse disorder. It’s the process of removing all traces of the drug from the body. There are different methods of detoxification you can explore….
When drugs and alcohol become a major factor in your life, the sudden absense of those coping mechanisms can cause a fair amount of grief and a sense of loss. Here are 5 ways to cope with this change….
Convincing a loved one to enter a treatment centre can be incredibly challenging. Professional interventionists can help you in this difficult process….
Prof. Jonathan Chick describes the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Read more on the effects of heavy consumption of alcohol and the brain chemistry behind it….
Information about detoxification from alcohol, heroin, cocaine and cannabis. This includes video interviews with specialist doctors from Caste Craig rehab clinic….
What is successful recovery from addiction? Read more about abstinence from alcohol and drugs and recovery as a process through a 12-step programme….
New study finds a number of problems within Scotland’s alcohol treatment services. Several addiction experts at Castle Craig rehab centre comment. Read more….
In this video the Senior Staff Nurse at Castle Craig describes the alcohol and drug detoxification, which is the first step of residential addiction treatment….