Involvement of family members in alcohol & drug treatment & strong support networks of friends and colleagues is vital to successful addiction recovery….
Individual psychotherapy is a cornerstone of rehab treatment at Castle Craig. Patients speak in complete privacy with a specialist addiction therapist….
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…
We provide all patients at Castle Craig rehab clinic, Castle Craig London, Smarmore Castle Ireland and Castle Craig Netherlands with personalised two-year continuing care plans to reduce the risk of alcohol and drug addiction relapse. We hold our own free aftercare groups for past clients to attend to help avoid relapse….
Mindfulness is more than just a New Year’s resolution – it can be a meaningful tool for those in recovery. Read on for 7 tips on change through mindfulness….
Recognising that teens face the same issues she does and wanting to be a role model for her fans, Demi Lovato decided that honesty is the best policy….
One of the newest, fastest growing and most dangerous gambling activities is cryptocurrency trading and that’s why we welcome those addicted to cryptocurrency at Castle Craig Hospital….
Although pets are great for people who are up to the challenge, they aren’t necessarily a good idea for everyone. If you are in recovery, the time and expense a pet requires is overwhelming. If you think there’s a chance you might relapse, leaving a dog tied up in the garden for a week, you should probably wait a while…
Although most people don’t feel very optimistic starting recovery, developing a more optimistic attitude greatly improves your chances of long-term success. Optimism reduces stress, improves health, fosters perseverance, and most importantly, makes people believe they can stay sober if they try…
Most people don’t go into recovery feeling optimistic. Most people just feel like life couldn’t get much worse and they have to change something. That’s more like desperation than optimism. Depression has many facets, one of which is the inability to imagine a better future….
Everyone has some bad habits. When you’re in recovery, some of those habits will work against you. Maybe you still smoke, or you don’t get enough sleep, or you spend too much time on Facebook, or you still spend time with people who drink…
Laughing helps recovery in many ways. It reduces stress, it helps you relax, it improves your immune system, making you less prone to illness, it reduces pain, and it helps you stay positive. All of these are important if you’re trying to stay sober, or if you just want to be happy….
Addiction is a serious topic with serious consequences. People lose their jobs, their homes, and their lives. Quitting is a struggle and for many people it’s the hardest thing they’ll ever do. Despite all that, or because of it, laughing is one of the best things you can do for yourself in recovery. Here’s why….
Acceptance is a big part of moving past addiction or any personal challenge. Acceptance means accepting reality as it is, including accepting yourself as you are. If you don’t start with acceptance, everything else is harder because you see the world as you would like it to be instead of how it is. Learn more now….
Self-awareness is an important skill for overcoming addiction and staying in recovery. Without some level of self-awareness, no personal growth is possible, especially when it comes to addiction. Click here to learn more now….
Anxiety is when you suffer extreme apprehension and worry which can affect everyday situations and relationships. Anxiety is not a disorder to take lightly as side effects include panic attacks, headaches, frequent urination, insomnia, having trouble sleeping, depression, and much more. Click here to learn more….
Walking outsides is good for your mental health as well as a study in 2009 saying taking a nature walk can reduce stress levels. It was also said in 2013 how walking on a green space can put the brain in a meditative state. Click here to learn more….
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy to help people reprocess painful, unresolved memories such as people who have PTSD….
Meditation and mindfulness are powerful tools in addiction recovery and Guided Therapeutic Imagery can help patients elucidate complex problems so they can face them head on….
Recovering from addiction often involves developing a connection to a higher power of your understanding, which helps to shape your accountability, resolve, and spiritual growth….
The traditional approach to treating addiction has always involved some connection to a higher power of your own understanding, and awakening your spiritual side can give you the strength to succeed in recovery….
Stress is a big factor in substance abuse and the recovery from addiction, as it serves as a trigger for relapse and poor mental health. Coping withs tress is essential for recovery and there are many ways to improve your ability to handle stress….
It’s important for patients in addiction recovery to have attainable goals that they can pursue and achieve. It’s great for confidence and builds momentum for ongoing success….
Diet and nutrition is a major factor in the rehabilitation process of drug rehab, so learning to incorporate these healthy foods into your diet will help you maintain a strong recovery….
Emotional intelligence is an important trait for self awareness and success in the recovery process, so are you emotionally intelligent? Learn how you can tell….