We provide all patients with personalised two-year continuing care plans that will benefit them after they return to their homes and communities. We consider continuing care essential to reduce the risk of relapse and we provide continuing support for our patients after they complete treatment.
Free Aftercare Groups for our Patients
We hold free weekly continuing care group therapy sessions at Castle Craig Hospital and in Falkirk, Scotland. For our clients based in London and the South of England, we offer a list of recommended London-based aftercare and relapse prevention groups that they can attend. All clients are encouraged to attend one or more of these weekly aftercare group sessions on an ongoing basis for at least two years after completing treatment at Castle Craig. Castle Craig Netherlands organises its own continuing care programme in Holland. Smarmore Castle, Republic of Ireland, organises continuing care meetings at Smarmore. These are free of charge.
Other continuing care services we offer include:
Support within your Community
Addiction is a life-long condition and we ensure that when our patients leave here they’re equipped with the right tools and are referred to the right people. We refer the patient back to their GP, referral agency, community addiction team, or any other medical practitioners involved in their care. We arrange for a contact within the local AA / NA fellowship, usually a former patient of Castle Craig, to act as a ‘sponsor’ and help provide an introduction to these essential support networks.
Visiting Castle Craig
We offer patients the opportunity to return to Castle Craig at any time if they need advice or help. This includes weekly continuing care group therapy sessions, and personal therapy can be arranged. Our annual reunions are a highlight event for both staff and friends of Castle Craig.