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….
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….
Director Lars Von Trier said that he did not think he was able to create anymore. Many examples prove him wrong….
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….
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…
Salvation Army may try to change perceptions about homelessness, but the link between addiction and social-break-down is something to be tackled….
Ben Parkinson, the most injured British soldier to have returned from Afghanistan, is receiving Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment at Castle Craig Hospital….
Status Quo Singer, Francis Rossi, describes cross-addiction & his cocaine addiction. Cross-addiction happens when one form of addiction leads to another….
Belgium is the first EU Member State to implement legislation to counteract psycho-social risks determined by work-related stress, like burnout….
If you are entitled to healthcare treatment in Ireland you can get it at Castle Craig in Scotland….
An interview about the role of online Narcotics Anonymous meetings in recovery from addiction….
An article about our connection with nature and how it can help in addiction recovery….
Rebuilding a damaged relationship can be one of the biggest challenges in addiction recovery. Find out how differences between the male and female brain help….
What do Paolo Coelho’s The Alchemist, Breaking Bad and 12 steps have in common? Read an analysis of the common message of these two powerful stories….
Public Health England (NHS) recommends the use of 12-Step self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Castle Craig is a 12-step based rehab clinic….
A recent research paper suggests electronic cigarettes can be more toxic than normal cigarettes. Read more experts’ opinions and e-cigs health risks here….
Few could picture Philip Seymour Hoffman as a heroin addict. For many, this was a confrontation with the shocking truth of addiction which doesn’t take sides….
The Romanian media recently announced medicinal marijuana was about to be legalised. Castle Craig Rehab investigated the story. Read more….
America’s biggest rehab clinics – the Betty Ford Clinic and Hazelden – announced merger, creating the world’s biggest addiction treatment organisation….
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….
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….
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….