Castle Craig is open and safe and we continue to offer our much needed residential addiction treatment for patients during the Coronavirus pandemic. A Message from our CEO, Dr Margaret McCann Information on Actions & Measures Taken at Castle Craig Hospital Castle Craig Hospital continues to provide access to essential acute medical and clinical care during this period of unprecedented health threat posed by the pandemic of coronavirus (Covid-19). Alcohol and substance use disorders are amongst the most prevalent of mental health disorders globally. Alcohol and drug users are at greater risk of Covid-19 due the health impact of alcohol…
Kit Harington recently checked into rehab after the finale of Game of Thrones. Addiction can affect anyone, celebrities alike. Castle Craig rehab, UK…
The ‘HOOKED’ exhibition explores addiction from the scientific point of view – exhibits demonstrate the often subversively addictive nature of what……
Where You Live May Affect Your Drinking Habits – England Tops the List of UK’s Regular Drinkers Packed with a plethora of information about mainland U.K…….
Getting a Pay Rise may be Bad for your Health. Recently released statistics of drinking habits in the U.K. reveal several interesting trends about adult……
We typically think of negative events as the biggest threat to recovery.Even seemingly minor challenges can pile up and feel like too much to bear. We less often think of good events as a threat to sobriety, but they are sometimes just as dangerous. Learn more here now….
While this level of convenience satisfies our demand for instant gratification, binge-watching television shows is not great for your mental health. Here’s why watching for hours can make you feel depressed….
When you are trying to get sober or stay sober, stress and anxiety are not your friends. They are, in fact, the most common triggers of cravings…
Hair follicle test results are not easily substituted, spoiled, or diluted. Someone can research ways to beat a urinalysis test or buy drug-free urine to pass the test with. You cannot fool people with hair follicles as it is a piece of DNA and unique to each person. Click here to learn more….
Relapse can happen to anyone. When you are surrounded by triggers or you think about what life was like when you were under the influence, you tend to miss those substances. Will Arnett told his story this year about his relapse while filming his new series and how he plans on putting his life back together….
It may seem that because celebrities are always smiling in photos that they are always happy. The truth is that celebrities have inner demons inside of them just like average people do. Click here to learn more….
Movies have the power to make audiences get access to emotions they have been looking for which is why they do so well. We all have that one movie we like to watch when we are feeling sick so that we can have a laugh and feel better than we did before we turned it on….
t is important to never assume that just because celebrities look happy and make a lot of money that they do not have underlying issues. Luckily, there are many celebrities who are willing to let the public know that they have a disorder in order to bring more awareness to it and let the public know they are not alone….
One of the many devastating side effects of struggling with a mental illness is the difficulty in keeping a job. Job loss due to mental health issues is costing the UK big money and requires some administrative attention….
The first step to dealing with addiction is to admit that you have a problem, but the challenge of admitting to an addiction problem can be a major hurdle for folks with severe substance addiction….
Much of addiction and its effects are centered in the brain where evolutionary wiring clashes with modern day drugs and abundance. Learn the neuroscience of impulse and addiction to understand the mechanisms of recovery….
Addiction is a family disease because it affects everyone in the family, not just the user. Acknowledging a loved one’s addiction is the first step to getting help and moving toward recovery….
The U.S Surgeon General has now released a report, ‘Facing Addiction in America’, the first of its kind focusing on the serious public health problem posed by addiction to alcohol and drugs….
Radioman is a film about a homeless on the streets of New York. Addiction therapist Chris Burn reviews this touching documentary about a recovered alcoholic….
rTMS is a noninvasive procedure that stimulates nerve cells in the brain regions associated with depression. rTMS may also represent a new treatment for patients with cocaine use disorder….
Network Rail, the state owned company that runs Britain’s rail infrastructure, has a policy for dealing with drug and alcohol use among its employees. Read more….
Addiction therapist Chris Burn takes a look at Louis Theroux’s new documentary – ‘Drinking to Oblivion’. Read his review here….
Therapist Chris Burn reviews the recent BBC3 documentary ‘Chasing Dad – a Lifelong Addiction to Heroin and Alcohol’. The film documents the mad chase on the treadmill of despair that every family experiences, where addiction is present….
Recent independent research supports the effectiveness of Castle Craig’s model of treatment for drug and alcohol addictions: 73.4% of patients were totally free of drugs and alcohol at follow-up….
Five great films featuring personalities that struggled with addiction: Charlie “Bird” Parker, Jake LaMotta, Lenny Bruce, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kurt Cobain….