Advice from our therapist Gordon Hogg on how families can help someone who is in residential addiction treatment….
Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge-eating often co-occur with drug or alcohol addiction. Read about how they are treated in a rehab clinic….
In order to achieve long term abstinence, people need a sense of purpose. You don’t have to be religious to participate in the 12 Step programme or fellowships like AA….
Addiction changes the way the brain carries out its regular functions. Find out how more time spent in residential rehab results in a higher chance of recovery….
There is no scientific justification for the “28 day” addiction treatment period to which insurance companies limit funding….
A short description of the situation in Ireland with regards to addiction treatment and the new EU directive on Cross Border Healthcare….
Why referrals of drug and alcohol addicts to residential rehabilitation centres in Scotland are so low? Read to find out more….
Most addicts have low self-esteem and this stops them trusting anybody. They feel unimportant and lonely. Recovery is about changing these attitudes….
Dealing with everyday problems is difficult. Try these five ways to relieve stress, which left untreated can lead to depression, anxiety, burnout….
Medical staff are twice as likely to get addicted to drugs or alcohol than the general public. Dr Jim Craig, our consultant psychiatrist, explains….
How do therapists working in an addiction rehab clinic deal with patients whose lives have been turned around by drugs and alcohol abuse, trauma and suffering?…
Drugs and alcohol are in the news again. We argue that addicts should be offered rehab treatment and dealt with by the health service rather than the legal system….
Read figures which show the current state-of-play in the English & Welsh drug treatment field, access to rehab and the costs of addiction to society….
In response to calls by Amy Winehouse’s family, the NHS claims patients are waiting less than 3 weeks for rehab. Castle Craig explains why this is not true….
New report states that more elderly people are becoming addicted to alcohol & prescribed drugs & GPs should screen & advise patients about addiction issues….