Addiction Resources

Signs You are Misusing Alcohol

Are you concerned that you are drinking too much? Perhaps you have begun suffering from withdrawal symptoms or noticed an increase in how often you consume alcohol. Or maybe you have started longing for a drink whenever you are feeling anxious or sad. In this article, we will take a look at common signs and […]

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a long-term (chronic) condition in which you struggle to gain control over something that you are doing, using or taking – despite these actions causing harmful consequences to your physical health, mental health or relationships and work. Defining Addiction Over the last few decades, the understanding of addiction has vastly changed in the […]

Is Co-codamol Addictive? Everything You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard about Co-codamol, perhaps from a doctor or a friend who’s used it for pain relief. But like many prescription medications, there’s more to this drug than meets the eye. This article aims to give you an in-depth understanding of Co-codamol, its potential for codeine addiction, and what to do if you or […]

Can I Drink Alcohol While Breastfeeding?

With advice changing all the time and there being many misconceptions about drinking while breastfeeding, it can be difficult to figure out whether you can breastfeed while drinking alcohol. On this page, we discuss some of the latest NHS guidance and scientific research on the subject. If you are struggling to control your drinking you […]

Castle Craig Releases ‘Recovery Days: Daily Thoughts for Living in Recovery’

For 35 years, Castle Craig has been at the forefront of addiction treatment, providing compassionate care and support to people seeking recovery. Throughout this time, we have witnessed first hand the transformative power of daily reflections as an integral part of addiction recovery. We’re pleased to introduce our own contribution with the publication of our […]

Is It Safe to Mix Alcohol and Blood Thinners?

What Are Blood Thinners? Despite their name, blood thinners don’t thin the blood. Instead, they help blood flow smoothly through the blood vessels, which prevents blood clots that can lead to heart attack and stroke.  They have often been prescribed for people with the heart condition atrial fibrillation, which causes the heart to beat faster and […]

Anabolic Steroids Addiction

What are Anabolic Steroids? Anabolic steroids, officially known as anabolic-androgenic steroids, are a group of synthetic substances that mimic the naturally occurring hormone testosterone. Originally developed to treat medical conditions in which individuals did not naturally produce sufficient testosterone for growth and development, these performance-enhancing drugs have become virtually synonymous with their contemporary use and […]

Cannabis Induced Psychosis

Can Weed Cause Psychotic Symptoms? Cannabis is a commonly used recreational drug. It is popular because it causes effects that some people find pleasurable. Unfortunately, like all recreational drugs, it also causes many unpleasant side effects. One of the most distressing side effects cannabis can cause is cannabis-induced psychosis. What is Cannabis? Cannabis, also known […]

Antidepressants Addiction and Treatment

What Are Antidepressants?What Are Antidepressants Used For?What Are the Side Effects of Antidepressants?Signs of Antidepressant AbuseHealth Risks of Antidepressant AbuseAntidepressant Withdrawal SymptomsTreatment for Antidepressant Addiction at Castle CraigHow Can Castle Craig Help? How Do I Pay For Rehab?How Long Is the Rehab Programme?Who Will I Speak to When I Call?What Happens at the End of My […]

Can You Drink Alcohol While on Ritalin?

Can You Drink Alcohol While on Ritalin? When used together, Ritalin(methylphenidate) and alcohol make a dangerous and potentially lethal cocktail, even in low doses. This is because alcohol changes how Ritalin works, and Ritalin masks some of the effects of alcohol.  This article is for you if: Ritalin and Alcohol, Key Facts Mixing Ritalin & […]

Can You Overdose On Weed? Understand The Signs

Unlike other substances such as cocaine or heroin, cannabis rarely causes fatal overdoses. However, inexperienced users may quickly unknowingly consume too much, resulting in unpleasant and sometimes serious side effects. People often think that cannabis is harmless. While it may not have the same risks as opioid overdose or overdosing on other harder drugs, it […]