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The Importance of Treating Mental Health as a Medical Issue

June 23, 2017 in Clinical Insights

Mental health can often be overlooked or ignored by families and physicians as less important than physical medical treatment but in fact it's just as important and leads to overall recovery success if handled properly. Read more

New US Study Findings: HBOT is of "Profound Importance" to Opiate Detox

November 29, 2016 in Clinical Insights

Groundbreaking research from Washington State University found that hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) can halve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. Read more

Join an Inspirational Nursing Team

November 25, 2016 in Clinical Insights

Castle Craig is seeking applicants for the position of Staff Nurse. If you would like to know what a nursing job at Castle Craig would be like and apply, then read on. Read more

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

October 26, 2016 in Clinical Insights

There has been increasing evidence to show the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) as a complementary treatment for addiction. Read more

In Rehab with an Interpreter

August 29, 2016 in Clinical Insights

An interpreter working with a patient in a residential rehab setting is quite uncommon. Despite the challenges, over the last five years Castle Craig has proven that it can indeed work. Read more

Study Reviews the Evidence for Castle Craig's Treatment Programme

August 17, 2016 in Clinical Insights

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. Read more

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy at Castle Craig

May 2, 2016 in Clinical Insights

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is an evidence based therapy for patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) but it is well suited to the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders. Read more

Helping Someone Who Wants to Leave Treatment Early

February 25, 2016 in Clinical Insights

It's a huge decision to come into inpatient rehab treatment. Everyone comes in with a degree of ambivalence. Prof Chick explains what happens when patients ask to leave addiction treatment. Read more

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