Foundation Programme

World Class Addiction Treatment

We give patients the therapeutic tools they need to stay abstinent and live fulfilled lives.

Who is our Foundation Programme For?

Castle Craig’s foundation programme is for anyone ready to get help for addiction and is especially beneficial for those who require a medically supervised drug detox or alcohol detox, as well as intensive psychological therapy. When creating this programme, our addiction specialists acknowledged that each patient has unique needs, which is why treatment plans vary from person to person. 

The residential treatment programme starts at five weeks which is the recommended minimum, and your stay can be extended up to 12 weeks. Our programme can be funded through private, medical insurance, or via NHS in rare cases. At the end of your treatment, your focal therapist will create a personalised continuing care plan and all patients who complete rehab can join our online continuing care programme for 24 weeks to facilitate a smooth transition back into everyday life​.

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How is the Programme Structured? 

Castle Craig’s Foundation programme is structured around the 12-step therapy model, specifically guiding patients through the first six steps. This model helps patients confront their addiction through a series of steps beginning with the acknowledgement of their addiction, recognising a higher power that can give strength, examining past errors with the help of a sponsor, making amends for these mistakes, learning to live a new life with a new code of behaviour, and helping others who suffer from the same addictions or compulsions. This approach is designed to promote healing and recovery by instilling hope, building a supportive community, and fostering behavioural change.

What Does the Foundation Programme Involve

The programme lasts 5-6 weeks and provides a solid foundation for recovery. The focus of the programme is to take patients through the detox process, ensure they are physically stabilised and introduce them to our evidence-based therapies to help them overcome addiction once and for all. Patients can expect the programme to cover a range of specialist therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), trauma therapy, grief therapy, as well as complementary and expressive therapies like therapeutic art group, equine therapy, drumming therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

The programme adopts the first five steps of the 12 Steps in the Minnesota model, addressing issues like denial and acceptance, identifying needs for overcoming addiction, and helping patients make amends for their past actions.

CATCH Recovery offers therapy & support to those who have completed treatment at Castle Craig

Who Provides the Programme?

Treatment is typically provided by our multidisciplinary team of addiction specialists, which includes:

  1. Addiction therapists
  2.  Psychiatrists
  3.  Psychologists
  4.  Medical doctors
  5.  Nursing staff
  6.  Complementary therapists
  7.  Fitness trainers

What Happens After the Foundation Programme?

After completing the residential foundation programme at Castle Craig, patients have access to continuing care options to support their ongoing recovery. This includes a structured online continuing care programme provided by our London-based outpatient clinic, CATCH Recovery. This programme provides the support and guidance required for a smooth transition back into daily life. Patients also have the opportunity to join the Castle Craig Recovery Club, which offers a community for ongoing support, including events and workshops to reinforce recovery principles. Additionally, CATCH Recovery offers further therapy and support for those who have completed treatment at Castle Craig​​.

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