How to Treat ADHD without Stimulants

Getting ADHD under control is a crucial part of addiction recovery. Unfortunately, the most common medications for ADHD, Ritalin and Adderall, are stimulants that are prone to misuse. Click here to learn more now.

Methamphetamine vs Amphetamine: What is the Difference?

Understanding the distinction between methamphetamine and amphetamine is crucial for anyone seeking clarity on these substances, which, while chemically related, have significantly different impacts on the individual’s health and well-being. Both fall under the category of stimulants, a group of drugs known for their ability to increase alertness, attention, and energy. However, their differences lie […]

Rehab for Executives & CEOs

Addiction is a disease that can infiltrate even the highest ranks of a workplace, and you might be surprised to learn just how common these issues are among top executives and CEOs. The stress of managing a company, coupled with the ease of access to substances, leads many business leaders down a dangerous path. But […]

Can You Drink Alcohol While on Ritalin?

Can You Drink Alcohol While on Ritalin? When used together, Ritalin(methylphenidate) and alcohol make a dangerous and potentially lethal cocktail, even in low doses. This is because alcohol changes how Ritalin works, and Ritalin masks some of the effects of alcohol.  This article is for you if: Ritalin and Alcohol, Key Facts Mixing Ritalin & […]

Can You Overdose on Ritalin?

A Ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose is a medical emergency. It is also often a sign of addiction, meaning the user is at risk of overdosing again. If you experiment with Ritalin, think you might be addicted to it, or know someone who might be, it is important to know what to do in the event of […]

Concerta Side Effects: Uses, Dosage, Interactions & Warnings

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 9.8% of children aged 317 years old have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That may not sound like a very large percentage, but it equates to about 6 million kids. From 2016 – 2019, 12 to 17-year-olds had the highest prevalence of ADHD at 13% (3.3 million teens). Six […]

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, […]

Khat Abuse, Addiction and Treatment

What is Khat? Khat is a green-leafed shrub (called Catha edulis), that is native to East Africa and Southern Arabia. The plant contains two alkaloids: cathinone and cathine, whose effects are similar to amphetamines. The main psychoactive ingredients in khat are cathine and cathinone which are classified as stimulants, though less potent than amphetamine. These […]

How Many People Seek Rehab for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in the UK?

UK Addiction Facts and Figures Who exactly goes to rehab and why How many people request drug or alcohol treatment in the UK Over a quarter of a million adults in the UK sought treatment for alcohol or drug addiction. This is largely the same as in 2018/9. Approximately half were offered some sort of […]

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 […]

Cocaine Detox: What To Expect

To stop using cocaine and break free from addiction, one must undergo a cocaine detox. The process can be complex and challenging, but it is absolutely possible with professional help and support.  This article explains exactly how to detox from cocaine. It will help you mentally prepare for the process or support a loved one […]

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 […]