Specialist Therapies for Treating Addiction

Detox and management of physical ill health is only the first step in recovery but we know that it is never sufficient to simply stop drinking or using drugs. 

Our specialist therapies address the psychological and emotional changes that accompany long periods of alcohol or drug use.

Following safe detoxification it is necessary to address the psychological and emotional changes that accompany long periods of alcohol or drug use. At Castle Craig, current evidence-based therapies that we employ include Twelve Step Facilitation and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Individual Therapy

Each patient is assigned a focal therapist who will conduct regular individual psychotherapy sessions. These sessions enable the patient to explore the impact of addiction on themselves and their family, and offer the opportunity for the therapist to regularly review and guide the patient through the treatment plan.

Group Therapy 

The community spirit at Castle Craig, with its positive peer influences, helps individuals to: 

  • Identify their feelings,
  • Share and compare their experiences,
  • Solve problems,
  • Deal with the process of change. 

Patients will notice these influences throughout their daily routine. Group Therapy sessions are held twice a day for some weeks in order to maximise these benefits. The groups usually include around 10 people and are led by a therapist whose role is to facilitate and, where appropriate, to gently probe. Shared experiences and openness among the group members creates a renewed sense of empowerment and regains hope and self-esteem.