Drug and Alcohol Rehab Serving Birmingham

Rehab Treatment Options

Our drug and alcohol rehab can be accessed via private pay, medical insurance and local community funding in Birmingham.

This page introduces the services that Castle Craig offers to the people of Birmingham. We frequently welcome private patients from Birmingham to our residential rehab program and can arrange sober transport services to ensure a safe journey to our facility. Our addiction treatment is covered by major UK health insurance providers. Individuals under the care of Change, Grow, Live, and the NHS in Birmingham can be referred for inpatient addiction treatment at Castle Craig.

We provide aftercare counselling online, allowing you to receive support from your home in Birmingham. Additional services available to those in Birmingham include interventions, which can be conducted either at your home or online, helping people address their addiction and need for assistance. This page will also list various free alcohol and drug treatment services in Birmingham.

Does Birmingham Have a Drug and Alcohol Problem?

Birmingham is a fantastic city, full of places to go and things to do. It isn’t called the “Second City” for nothing. The Midland metropolis boasts a hugely popular music scene and has some fantastic bars and clubs.

The party scene has a darker side to it and has been plagued by drug and alcohol abuse for years. Nearly 450 people in the West Midlands have died as a result of drugs in the past three years. The rising number of deaths is being caused by cocaine and fentanyl, a powerful opioid drug that some people have been mixing with heroin which has been causing accidental overdoses. Birmingham has also seen a rising number of deaths due to prescription drugs identified by the government as potentially addictive.

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Private Rehab For Residents of Birmingham 

If you or someone you care about needs help in the West Midlands, our expert team at Castle Craig has over 35 years of experience successfully treating people from the Birmingham area.

Located 5 hours drive north of Birmingham, Castle Craig is in an ideal location to attend a 4-6 week rehab programme. As part of the Castle Health Group, we have outpatient therapy services in Nottingham, just an hour from Birmingham, an ideal service for those leaving residential rehab and moving on to aftercare.

We treat a wide range of patients from all walks of life and we have helped many people achieve long-term lasting sobriety. Castle Craig can also help if you are a loved one or relative of someone who is suffering. It can be very stressful when a loved one needs assistance. We do not judge anyone for their need for recovery or their addiction. There are also times when a work colleague is in desperate need of someone to grab their hand and get them into recovery.

Located only 30 minutes from Edinburgh, our rehab is set within 50 acres of stunning countryside that is both peaceful and picturesque. We are close enough to be easily accessed, but sufficiently far away to ensure that our patients are afforded both privacy and the opportunity to concentrate on recovery, leaving the cares of the world behind them for the next 28 days.

What We Treat

At Castle Craig, our team of addiction specialists has many years of experience successfully treating alcoholism, drug addiction, and behavioural addiction. In addition, we also provide treatment for other assisted mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Treating an addiction alongside mental health issues is known as dual diagnosis. Our expertise lies in treating addiction alongside co-occurring disorders and dual diagnoses such as trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, shame, and relationship problems. Set yourself free from addiction and find out if we have a treatment plan that can get you on the road to recovery and take back control of your life.

Castle Craig Puts Your Recovery First

We were the first treatment centre to bring the 12 Step facilitation programme to Scotland, as far back as 1988 and we have over 35 years of experience helping people close to Birmingham with an addiction or substance abuse problem. When it comes to addiction a person needs to get the treatment they need, no matter the circumstances they find themselves in. With our experience, guidance, and support you have the best chance possible for a successful and long-term recovery.

Our Process

Each client’s individual needs are examined and then a tailored customised approach is used in every single one of our addiction treatment plans. Castle Craig has extensive resources designed to help you achieve long-lasting recovery. We offer more so that you can get even more out of the experience. Of course, we do have full medical management and in-house staff training, but our patients have access to a wide range of complementary therapies – including physical training, equine-assisted therapyart group, and mindfulness meditation.

We do not focus solely on your addiction. We delve deeper because many people who suffer from addiction experience other mental health and emotional conditions such as depression, grief, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Each patient receives the benefit of a personalised recovery programme, rather than a rigidly enforced system, and their safety and well-being during recovery are our top priority.

Our help centre is open 24 hours a day should you, or someone you love, need emergency help and advice. 

AA Meetings: Birmingham

One can find their local AA meetings on the Alcoholics Anonymous Birmingham page. Here are some AA meetings in Birmingham, but you can also find one at a convenient time and date for you on the website.

Date and TimeFriday at 20:00
Length of Meeting1 hr
Where (name of facility)St. Chad’s RC Cathedral
Street AddressSt Chad’s, Queensway
Section, City, Metro AreaWest Midlands
Postal CodeB4 6ET
Who can attend?open
Wheelchair accessible?Not listed
Date and TimeMon and Fri 12:00
Length of Meeting1hr 30
Where (name of facility)St Vincents RC Church
Street AddressFrancis St, (near Nechells Parkway),
Section, City, Metro AreaWest Midlands
Postal CodeB7 4JY
Who can attend?Open mtgs on request
Wheelchair accessible?unlisted

You can find a full list of meetings hosted by Narcotics Anonymous in Birmingham by going to the Narcotics Anonymous UK page. Here are some below:

NA Meetings: Birmingham

Date and TimeSunday 19:00
Length of Meeting1.5 hrs
Where (name of facility)The Arthur Moore Hall
Street AddressAlexander Road, Acocks Green
Section, City, Metro AreaBirmingham, West Midlands
Postal CodeB276HE
Who can attend?Open on request
Wheelchair accessible?yes
Date and TimeMon 12:00
Length of Meeting1.5 hrs
Where (name of facility)Birmingham, West Midlands
Street Address8 Allcock Street
Section, City, Metro AreaDigbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands
Postal CodeB9 4DY
Who can attend?Addicts only
Wheelchair accessible?No
Please verify on the support group website before travelling.

The NHS also has an extensive directory of various addiction-related services and centres for both counselling and treatment. Asking your GP for help or a referral is never a bad idea.

You can also contact the admissions staff at Castle Craig about addiction treatment options for yourself or someone you care about. We’re happy to help you out, with no obligation.

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic illness that causes people to obsessively seek and consume a substance like alcohol or drugs, or engage in an activity regardless of the consequences.

Being addicted to something, whether it’s alcohol or gambling, can be an awful experience. Not being able to control yourself when it is damaging you, your relationships, and your work life has far-reaching consequences and can even end in death.

Some addictions might seem more innocuous, perhaps easier to deal with, or less harmful, but the truth is that once addiction has its proverbial claws into you it becomes a life-long battle.

Drug and alcohol recovery, as well as addiction treatment, is something that is best done by people you can trust in an environment that is caring and safe. It’s not an easy road but with help, people can live a long fulfilling life after beating their addiction.

We also have a chronic pain management programme to treat people with chronic pain who are addicted to opioid painkillers

Drug and Alcohol Statistics Birmingham

  • The number of drug deaths in the West Midlands has reached its highest level ever – and the annual death toll has doubled in the past decade.
  • In 2020, there were 219 drug-related deaths reported in the West Midlands. This figure is up from 185 the previous year. These are said to be the highest figures since records began in 1993. 

Birmingham’s Drug Problem

Birmingham has seen far-reaching complications associated with substance abuse and this includes a rise in crime, either directly or indirectly associated with drugs or alcohol. Homelessness can be a direct consequence of addiction and substance misuse. Users who are injecting drugs like heroin are having a serious effect on the city. According to West Midlands Police, Birmingham has a serious issue when it comes to used needles being left on the streets. The map below shows locations of discarded needles found in recent years around Birmingham city centre.

To deal with this awful problem the city has a needle exchange programme at many pharmacies. It is a harm reduction method and was first introduced in England in the mid-80s in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. People who are using drugs intravenously can obtain sterile injecting equipment and also dispose of used needles in a responsible, hygienic, and safe manner.

Both crime and homelessness are issues that have been on the rise in Birmingham for several years. According to a 2017 report by the West Midlands Police. If you or someone you know has an issue with injecting drugs or has a serious addiction you should get help as soon as you can. Many people, especially those who are struggling to find support, should try 12-step-based programmes such as Alcoholics Anonymous, or Narcotics Anonymous. This type of group support also exists for behavioural or process addictions – some examples are Help for Hoarders or Sex Addicts Anonymous.

Find Us

We try to make the whole process of getting to Castle Craig as easy as possible and can arrange for a private driver to meet you at the airport or train station.

Castle Craig

Blyth Bridge,
West Linton
EH46 7DH


0808 271 7500

How Can Castle Craig Help?

How Do I Pay For Rehab?

One concern we sometimes hear from people is how they will fund their rehab treatment. The cost of rehab varies depending on what kind of accommodation you choose. You can pay for treatment at Castle Craig privately, or through medical insurance, and some people receive funding through the NHS.

How Long Is the Rehab Programme?

Residential rehab treatment starts at 4 weeks and can go up to 12+ weeks. Research shows us that the longer you stay in rehab and are part of the residential therapy programme, the longer the likelihood of continued abstinence and stable recovery.

Who Will I Speak to When I Call?

When you call you will reach our Help Centre team who will give you all the information you need to help you decide whether to choose treatment at Castle Craig. Once you have decided that you would like to have a free screening assessment you will be put in touch with our admissions case managers who will guide you through the admissions process.

What Happens at the End of My Treatment?

Castle Craig thoroughly prepares patients before departure by creating a personalised continuing care plan which is formulated following discussions with the medical and therapeutic team. We offer an online continuing care programme which runs for 24 weeks after leaving treatment, in order to ensure a smooth transition back into your everyday life. Patients leaving treatment automatically join our Recovery Club where they can stay connected via our annual reunion, events, online workshops and recovery newsletters.

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