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Addiction Advice

For patients and families Advice for people who are struggling with addiction - either themselves, or because of a family member or friend. In this section we aim to inform, advise and give hope. Please contact us if you would like us to address a particular issue.

Can Couples, Siblings or Friends Join a Rehab Programme Together?

April 5, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Family and friends can be a crucial part of the addiction recovery process. But what if two friends, a couple, brothers and sisters, or family members both suffer from addiction? Should they attend the same rehab programme together? Read more

Healing Words: The Therapeutic Value of Creative Writing

March 2, 2017 in Addiction Advice

The new Creative Writing workshops at Castle Craig have a lot of benefits for recovering patients. Using creative input during alcohol and drug rehab treatment helps restore balance and build up self-identity. Read more

The Role of Recovery Coaching

February 8, 2017 in Addiction Advice

We spoke to recovery coach Camilla Crichton-Stuart to explore what exactly a recovery coach is and how this supplement to aftercare can help someone in recovery from alcohol or drugs live a happy, stable, sober life. Read more

It’s a Miracle Christmas – Don’t Fight It!

December 23, 2016 in Addiction Advice

I have been homeless at this time of year. I’ve also known addiction, the dole, depression and a terrible spiritual emptiness. Yet today I’m clean and sober and happy. How did this change happen? Read more

Alcohol-Free Christmas Cocktails for People in Recovery

December 21, 2016 in Addiction Advice

Try our winter alcohol-free cocktails for the Christmas and New Year's Eve party. These delicious mocktail recipes help those in recovery through the festive season. Read more

5 Codependent Habits and How to Change Them

September 28, 2016 in Addiction Advice

This article is for the family and friends of those struggling with alcohol or drug addiction. They too may be suffering from a condition known as codependency. We look at codependent symptoms and how to change them. Read more

Don't Fear the Group

September 15, 2016 in Addiction Advice

Many people contemplate entering treatment for addiction in a state of high anxiety. They want it all to consist of personal attention, specifically one-to-one therapy. No need for a group they say. Read more

Drug & Alcohol Intervention - Taking the First Step

July 28, 2016 in Addiction Advice

Convincing a loved one to enter a treatment centre can be incredibly challenging. Professional interventionists can help you in this difficult process.  Read more

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