Nitazenes: Misuse, Effects and Treatment

Nitazenes are a potent class of new synthetic opioid drugs that are not approved for medical use. These opioids present a high overdose risk due to their exceptional strength, which is up to 1000 times stronger than morphine, and are highly addictive. If abused, they can cause severe health issues, including lowered consciousness and respiratory […]

Do I Need Detox?

If you are battling drug or alcohol addiction and considering treatment options at Castle Craig, you may be asking yourself an important question: “Do I need a detox?” Here we aim to provide you with a clear understanding of whether a medically supervised or assisted detoxification is necessary for your recovery. Detoxification, commonly known as […]

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 […]

Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Women

As a woman struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, you face a unique set of challenges that can significantly complicate your recovery journey. Recognising these many complexities becomes crucial in acknowledging the issue, seeking appropriate support, and successfully navigating the path to a life free from substance dependency. Why Are Women Affected by Addiction? Addiction […]

Codeine Addiction: Codeine Overdose & Dangers

Are you worried you, or someone you care about, is currently experiencing a codeine overdose? This article will talk you through what happens during an overdose, what to do, and what treatment you can expect to receive.  It’s important to note that codeine is both a prescription drug and addictive, so in some cases people […]

What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Codeine Addiction?

What are The Withdrawal Symptoms of Codeine? Codeine is both a prescription drug and addictive, so in some cases, people accidentally end up addicted to it.  If you, or someone you care about, are currently taking codeine and you are worried about addiction, this article will explain what to expect when you withdraw from it.  […]

Mixing Xanax With Alcohol: What Are the Dangers?

You might think taking your prescribed dose of Xanax and enjoying a few glasses of wine is perfectly safe. After all, both substances are legal. Yet Xanax, which is prescribed for anxiety and muscle spasms, is a sedative and so is booze. This means if you combine the two you multiply their effects to such […]

Valium Overdose: What Are the Side Effects?

Valium Overdose? Doing so can result in some unpleasant side effects, and, in rare cases, it can even be fatal. Even if you are taking it as prescribed medication and following the correct dose, there are certain things you can do to keep yourself safe from an accidental overdose (such as avoiding alcohol). If you’re […]

Is Mixing Valium and Alcohol Dangerous?

Many people who have been prescribed a benzodiazepine like Valium aren’t aware that it shouldn’t be mixed with alcohol. Because both Valium (also known as diazepam) and alcohol are sedatives that depress the nervous system, taking them together will intensify the effects of both. Both substances are also capable of causing addiction, and this is […]

Can You Overdose on Ketamine?

The rapid onset of the effects of ketamine can make it difficult to know how much is too much. There’s a fine line between the extreme high (K-Hole) that some users chase and an overdose which can be fatal. Whether you are prescribed ketamine for pain relief, use it recreationally, or have a ketamine addiction, […]

Ten Excuses People Use Not To Go To Rehab

1. I Can Quit Any Time on My Own – It’s Not So Difficult You’re having fun, right? It’s your choice, right? Why would you want to go to drug or alcohol rehab when you can put a stop to it when you’re good and ready? Who needs the trouble and expense?  Addiction is the point you reach […]