Drug & Alcohol Rehab Scotland

Leading Addiction Treatment in the UK

Addiction is a highly treatable illness. Find lasting recovery with our team of specialists.

Castle Craig is unique as the only private residential rehab clinic in Scotland and the UK to offer alcohol and drug alcohol rehab treatment amid 50 acres of private retreat woodland set among the beautiful hills of the Scottish Borders. Our location guarantees privacy, tranquillity, and inspiration during addiction recovery. 

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Find out more about Castle Craig’s world-class addiction treatment programme and our extensive facilities.

Patients Come to Castle Craig From All Over Scotland

AberdeenAyr  | CumbernauldDundee | Dunfermline  | East Kilbride  | Edinburgh  | Glasgow | Hamilton | Inverness  | Kirkcaldy | Livingston | Perth | Scottish Highlands | Shetland & Orkney | Dunfermline

At Castle Craig, we understand the challenges and emotional pain that come with addiction. That is why we are dedicated to providing the highest level of care and support for our patients and their families. Our team of highly qualified professionals offers a range of treatment options to suit each individual’s needs. Our evidence-based rehab programme in Scotland provides a safe and effective pathway to a sober life with strong support networks in recovery.

Our private detox and rehab retreat offers an escape from chaotic lifestyles, in a setting where patients can really focus on their recovery

Detox Centre in Scotland

Castle Craig has been leading drug detox and alcohol detoxification in Scotland since we opened our doors in 1988. We offer a safe and supportive environment for those who are ready to break free from their addiction and our team of medical staff provides round-the-clock care and close monitoring to our patients undergoing detoxification. At the heart of any successful detox programme is a commitment to giving you the therapeutic tools and life skills you need to achieve lasting sobriety. We operate within the guidelines of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence.

Drug Alcohol Rehab

Located on a Private Scottish Estate

Once you arrive through the entrance and drive up the private country road into our estate in Scotland, no other houses or roads can be seen ensuring privacy and confidentiality. 

Yet we are easily accessible being located 40 minutes door-to-door from Edinburgh International Airport and a convenient drive from Glasgow and cities in England.

Outdoor Rehab Treatments

Patients have the chance to get to know the alpacas, horses, pigs, and Hebridean sheep that live on the grounds. Horticultural sessions are sometimes organised as well as equine therapy and outdoor fitness activities.

The ground on Castle Craig estate in Scotland are home to numerous varieties of plants, trees and wild animals.

The air is fresh and our private water supply comes straight out of the surrounding Scottish hills – it is good enough to bottle. Such peaceful surroundings can do wonders during the alcohol and drug detox and rehabilitation process.

A Historical Scottish Estate

Castle Craig was built in 1798 by the Earl of Hyndford, of the Carmichael family. The building is Category B listed and retains many of the original features of an elegant stately home such as grand fireplaces, marble pillars, ornate cornicing, and original oak panelling.

The origins of the Castlecraig estate itself go back into early history as far back as the Romans who camped on what is now a hill within the estate. It was first documented in a historical text in 1170 when it was confirmed to Bishop Engelram of Glasgow by Pope Alexander III.

To read more about the history of the Castle Craig estate in Scotland, visit our history page.

Drug Statistics in Scotland

Drug abuse remains an increasing problem in Scotland where there are an estimated 57,300 individuals with problem drug use – that is almost 1 in 60 of the population aged between 15 and 64. Scotland has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in the UK, with 1330 deaths in 2021 alone – that is more than double the rate in England and Wales. People aged between 35-44 are most at risk of death from drug abuse in Scotland. The most commonly used drug in Scotland is heroin, followed by cannabis, cocaine, and diazepam.


Public Health Scotland – Drugs overview

Public Health Scotland – Scottish drug misuse database

National Records of Scotland – Drug-related deaths in Scotland, 2021

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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