Going through the rehab process for an addiction is a difficult journey, but well worth the effort. Learn how to respond to negative criticism about recovery to keep you motivated….
Recovery should be the most important focus of your day after achieving sobriety through addiction treatment, so here’s how to make recovery your first priority….
Sometimes the best thing to do for a solid improvement in your mental health during recovery is a change of habit. Learn how your habits and routines affect your wellbeing….
For individuals struggling with an unhealthy relationship with food, proper care from a reputable eating disorder treatment program can help improve mental and physical health….
Recovery is about kicking your addiction, but it’s also about learning self control and decision making. Choosing wisely in recovery can be a lot easier if you stick to these three easy steps….
Addiction is a dangerous and chronic condition that should be treated immediately. There’s no sense in procrastination when it comes to addiction treatment….
After you have gone through an addiction recovery program, it’s important to maintain that momentum for the weeks and months and years that follow in order to stay sober and clean….
Addiction takes a long time to develop and therefore requires a sufficient length of time to fully heal as well. So don’t rush your recovery, do the work to make sobriety a new lifestyle….
Family time promotes the integration of recovery and a newly sober loved one. Creating a strong foundation in the family home helps a loved one create a strong foundation in their personal life and their new life of recovery….
New study shows longer addiction treatment significantly improves long term recovery rates. Castle Craig’s patient outcome studies show a 45% better abstinence rate….
The review’s author concludes that there are very few treatment services apart from Castle Craig Hospital that can show academic and theoretical backing for their treatment model….
Your addiction therapist will devise a personalised treatment plan to take you through the process of recovery from alcohol, drug or gambling addiction….
It’s a huge decision to come into inpatient rehab treatment. Prof Chick, leading researcher in the addiction field, advises on what happens when patients ask to leave addiction treatment early….
NICE’s guidelines on inpatient and residential treatment cannot be summarised into a simple rule. Read more here….
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….
Vulnerability follows the alcoholic or chemically dependent patient at every step in the addiction treatment process. Read more on how vulnerability helps recovery….
Treating an addict’s traumatic past may be a critical factor in their recovery. Castle Craig has been treating addicted people with trauma for 25 years….
An addiction therapist in Paris talks about the developement of AA and 12 step based programs in France. Castle Craig Hospital welcomes patients from France….
A new EU directive came into force, allowing EU citizens to claim the costs of healthcare treatment in other EU member states….
Read a list of self-sabotage thoughts that can block addiction treatment and learn how to deal with them. As with all recovery, honesty is the keyword….
Castle Craig Rehab develops tele-counselling and other tele-based services for the provision of continuing care addiction treatment services….
Read more on “community treatment” and the new survey showing that community addiction treatment is struggling to keep up in Scotland’s most deprived areas….
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….
Tom Bruce, the Deputy Head Therapist at Castle Craig explains why inpatient addiction treatment programmes work, especially for those with other underlying issues….
Research shows pre-frontal cortex is significantly damaged in drug and alcohol abusers and addicts. Read more about the effects here….