Valium Addiction: Withdrawal Symptoms

As a prescription drug that is highly addictive, some people end up unintentionally addicted to Valium. If that’s you, you’re not alone: it’s estimated there are some 1.5 million people in the UK addicted to benzodiazepines. If you, or someone you care about, is addicted to Valium you may be searching for the best ways […]

Can You Overdose on Xanax?

Xanax is a sedative prescribed by doctors for anxiety or muscle spasms and it is also bought illegally as a party drug. It is particularly strong and highly addictive, which means it can be easy to overdose on it. Here we explain the danger of taking too much Xanax, what to look out for if […]

Five Reasons Why Alcohol Detox at Home Could Be Risky

Safety  If you have been misusing alcohol and/or drugs for a significant period, your brain may now be relying on them to maintain a level of functioning. When those substances are removed, the mind and body cannot function as normal, perhaps leading to distressing symptoms. These can trigger a desire to want to drink and […]

The Dangers of Quitting Alcohol Cold Turkey: Navigating Sobriety Safely

Deciding to quit alcohol is a courageous step towards a healthier and more fulfilling life. While the idea of immediate freedom from alcohol may seem appealing, it is essential to understand the potential dangers associated with this approach. Is it Safe to Quit Alcohol Cold Turkey? When undertaking the road toward sobriety, it is necessary […]

10 Reasons Why Rehab Doesn’t Work

Rehab is not a guarantee of sobriety, in fact, it is estimated that between 40% – 60% of attendees will relapse within one year. If you’re one of those for whom rehab did not work, do not despair but instead, ask yourself – why me, where did I go wrong? Understanding how your relapse happened can become your […]

Borderline Personality Disorder & Addiction

Addiction and BPD Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and addiction have much in common. Their side effects and causes are similar. Having both BPD and a substance use disorder can be challenging and seeking help can be even harder. Fortunately, treatment for addiction with BPD as a dual diagnosis is available. At Castle Craig, our experienced […]

Advanced Residential Programmes at Castle Craig Hospital 

Once a patient has completed the residential foundation programme, they may decide to progress further and continue with the advanced programme and stay a further six weeks to 12 weeks.   Who Can Benefit From Our Advanced Programme?   This programme is designed for patients who could benefit from a longer stay in rehab, particularly those dealing […]

Rehab Programmes

Addiction is a serious and complex illness. Since our doors opened in 1988, our approach has been evidence-based and medically managed, this ensures that all patients receive safe and effective treatment for addiction. Our commitment is to provide a supportive and effective treatment process, designed to meet individual needs with compassion and professionalism. You can […]

Alcohol Psychosis, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Alcohol-induced psychosis as a result of excessive drinking should always be treated seriously. It can manifest as alcoholic hallucinosis or other forms of delirium tremens and timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment is essential. Alcohol-related psychosis is considered a medical emergency as it causes symptoms of alcoholic paranoia that are alarming to the person affected and […]

Can Hospital Medications Lead to Relapse? How Big Is the Risk?

Hospitals are places where people go to get better, but they often dispense powerful medications and anyone at risk from addiction should take precautions to protect themselves from situations that could lead to relapse. Hospital staff are well aware of the dangers inherent in the drugs they use (which are powerful because they need to […]

Ten Signs Your Loved one is Struggling With Addiction

Many people struggling with addiction can maintain successful careers, relationships, and other responsibilities, appearing outwardly unaffected. However, over time, their dependence on substances will inevitably impact their health, finances, and mental well-being. At this point family and close friends may start to question whether their loved one has a problem with drug or alcohol misuse. […]

Alcohol Rehab Near Middlesbrough

Alcohol rehab is a specialised addiction centre that specialises in the treatment of alcoholism. Those who are struggling to stay sober and believe that their drinking habits are out of control may seek alcohol rehab for medical detox and psychological counselling. It is critical to remember that alcoholism is a progressive disease that, if left […]