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Longer Length of Addiction Treatment Linked to Higher Success Rates

March 21, 2017 in News & Views

A new study published this month in the Open Journal of Psychiatry found that longer addiction treatment highly improves patients’ chances of long-term recovery. Read more

Honorary Chair for Professor Jonathan Chick

January 25, 2017 in News & Views

Castle Craig’s Medical Director, Professor Jonathan Chick accepted a further honorary chair at Edinburgh Napier University. Read more

Facing Addiction in the U.K.

January 19, 2017 in News & Views

The U.S Surgeon General's recent report clearly asserts addiction is a chronic neurological disorder, and that those who suffer from it have the same right to treatment as patients with other diseases. Read more

Jonathan Chick Receives the Max Glatt Award

December 7, 2016 in News & Views

Our congratulations go out to Castle Craig’s Medical Director, Professor Jonathan Chick, who has received the Max Glatt Award from the Medical Council on Alcohol (MCA). Read more

‘Radioman’ - Documentary Film Review

November 24, 2016 in News & Views

Mediaeval kings had their court jesters with whom they traded familiarity in return for a dose of reality. Twenty-first century movie stars have Radioman. Read more

Review of BP Spotlight: Art and Alcohol at Tate Britain

November 7, 2016 in News & Views

New exhibition at Tate chronicles Britain's relationship with alcohol through a series of paintings. Read more

Review of Pour Me: A Life - by AA Gill

October 7, 2016 in News & Views

Therapist Chris Burn shares his review of the book  Pour Me: A Life - by AA Gill. The book describes the author's descent into alcoholism up until he went into rehab treatment. Read more

Quality Standards and Satisfaction Remain High

August 9, 2016 in News & Views

Castle Craig has recently completed an ISO inspection to ensure our recertification. The outcome was very successful with scores of 100% and 80% in the domains inspected. Read more

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