Castle Craig Reviews New

Nick Hazell

Business Development Specialist, Hazell&Partners

I’ve always found Castle Craig an excellent rehab from communication, through to supporting the patient. The environment is tranquil, whilst the staff are caring and supportive.

I always think of Castle Craig as one of the main rehabs when asked for advice on options.

Joe S

Castle Craig Alumni 2007

8 years ago I came to Castle Craig.

Today I can say I am certainly enjoying the ride.

Dr Cosmo Duff Gordon


Founder and Director of Start2Stop, London

Start2Stop have referred people needing primary treatment to Castle Craig for many years.

Castle Craig is a genuine centre of excellence.

The care offered by Castle Craig is world-class and delivered with expertise and love.

It’s a place where people with addictive disorders get well.

Dr Chi-Chi Obuaya


Consultant Psychiatrist, London

I have had excellent experiences of referring patients to Castle Craig.

The assessment process is thorough and offers patients lots of reassurance. I was able to refer several patients in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and the process was smooth and straightforward. The weekly updates are extremely helpful to keep in touch with the patients and there is ability to speak to a therapist when needed. I cannot recommend Castle Craig highly enough.

Virginia Graham


Private Therapist, London

I have always had excellent experiences with Castle Craig.

Castle Craig provides a safe and supportive space for clients to take an honest look at themselves and ascertain what changes need to be made. The McCann family provide an excellent backdrop to a rigorous and well designed treatment programme.

“Knowing the family are there reassures me that the centre has integrity and strong foundations. Thank you Castle Craig.”

Dr Mike McPhillips


Consultant Psychitrist, London

Castle Craig has always been high on my list of options for treating patients who need a safe, spacious, secure and tranquil environment in which to seek their early recovery from addiction.

“Highly Recommended.”

Charlene, treated for addiction to drugs

“Since I left Castle Craig my life’s been absolutely wonderful.

I feel happy.

I feel comfortable in my skin.

I feel absolutely free.

I don’ feel frightened anymore.

I can manage life.”

Caroline Curtis Dolby


Psychotherapist, Belgravia Therapy

It has always felt as if Castle Craig, the founded family and personal service is part of the culture and fabric you deliver with the highest industry standards.

I personally at Belgravia Therapy have been referring to Castle Craig and Smarmore for many years and have had many happy patients returned to me from the excellent primary care which they received at your facilities.

It is a pleasure working with Castle Craig and Smarmore and I fully intend to continue referring clients and building on what is already an important and bonded relationship with Belgravia Therapy.

I want to thank you!

I’d like to thank you so much for all the help you have given Jordan. He has come out of the castle a much calmer, clearer & more self assured person. He now believes he has a future and is very positive about the direction he wants to go in!

Words From a Mother

“Thank you for looking after Lewis during this time with you at Castle Craig. The day I dropped him off you promised you would look after my son – and you certainly did that. After many years I now have Lewis back and I can’t tell you just how amazing that is!!!

Lewis continues to do well and is a joy to be around. The work you do is incredible and really does save lives.”

To The Staff at Kirkurd

I want to express my appreciation about all of you.                                                   And I really mean all!
Nobody excluded!
All disciplines that are working at Kirkurd. 
I have a lot of respect for you all. 
The way you treat us and me is amazing.
You were always kind,respectful,present,helpful,
And funny humour.  
I never felt that I am less a 
human thank you all are.
I never felt a patient (like top-down) I never felt I am a 
problem seeker alcoholic
I always felt equal with whoever I was in interaction. 
So,Dear Staff you all made 
My stay in Kirkurd pleasant,safe and comfortable.
You are doing a great job,not only helping us(me)
But also the whole of society. 


If it was not for the staff at Castle Craig I wouldn’t be alive today. I will always be grateful for all the support they gave me xxx

I can not describe the magic this place holds. It saved me from a place so much worse than death, it saved me from the powers of alcoholism. I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to have found my way here 🙏 nothing but gratitude for CC xx

Recovery in Lockdown – Words from Niall

“I’m so glad to be sober at this moment in time. Dealing with what is going on is hard enough, without throwing drink into the mix. I’m living with my parents who are in the vulnerability category…being sober allows me to be present and to help them get through this time too. I don’t doubt that alcohol consumed in the levels I drank would affect the immune system. I felt horrendous towards the end of my drinking.

My journey began at Castle Craig and it’s where I first learned to start living “one day at a time”- never has this been more true. Stay safe and thank you for working during this time and still providing the excellent care that you do.”


I had known for long alcohol had a detrimental effect on all aspects of my life. Yet due to the cunning, baffling and powerful nature of alcohol I believed I could arrest my addiction

and regain control of my dysfunctional life. Of course due to the progressive nature of the illness I became financially, physically,emotionally and spiritually bankrupt. Existing in a darkness darker than night where my next flit would surely have been the Kirk Yard. I was blessed.

I was 12 stepped by a Castle Craig alumni with 11 years sobriety . It was frightening to

embark on that journey but the alternative was more so. I was beat. I was powerless over alcohol and my life had become unmanageable. I am now 15 months sober ODAAT. Castle Craig has given me a freedom I could never have imagined. A life beyond my wildest dreams. I will be eternally grateful to Castle Craig and the beautiful human being that set me on that journey. An angel awaiting their wings 🙏❤️