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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.

Seeing Green With Environmental Surroundings

June 26, 2017 in Addiction Advice

The beauty of a natural landscape does wonders for the soul and we make that a central part of the recovery process here at Castle Craig where the rolling Scottish hills are a boon to the treatment and recovery of addiction. Read more

How To Respond to Emotional Confrontations with Compassion And Empathy

June 20, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Disagreements and squabbles are part of the recovery process for any family, so learning how to respond to emotional confrontation in a healthy, positive way can make the recovery more pleasant for all involved. Read more

Bringing The Family Together After Treatment: Family Dinner

June 16, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Family dinner and other rituals of bonding are important for bringing the family together after addiction treatment. Read more

How to Handle Early Recovery and Stay Sober

June 6, 2017 in Addiction Advice

You are leaving rehab and feeling anxious. What will life outside be like without alcohol and drugs? It will not be easy, but do not be discouraged, if you are prepared to put in some effort, you will soon see results. Read more

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

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