Are you from Aberdeen and worried you might have a drug problem?
Aberdeen has the third-highest proportion of people unable to work due to alcohol issues in the UK. Drug use is also prevalent across Scotland. In 2014, there were 29,138 drug seizures in Scotland, an increase of 0.6% from 2013.
Problem drug use was more prevalent in non-rural areas of Scotland, with higher than average rates in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. Aberdeen had a problem drug use prevalence rate of 1.91% in 2012/13.
Heavy and prolonged drug use leads to a host of damaging physical, social and psychological effects. The Executive Rehab Guide is an online resource published by Castle Craig Hospital that provides advice and treatment information for people, in Aberdeen and beyond, with addiction problems.
Help and support for
This video features insights from addictions professionals and a former rehab patient into the importance of professional treatment for employees with alcohol and drug problems.
Employers often ignore alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace until it is too late. Residential rehab treatment can transform an addicted employee from a liability to a productive and fulfilled worker.
The benefits of residential rehab
Residential rehab is one of the best ways to treat drug addiction problems.
This is an intensive form of treatment where the patient remains on-site for the duration of the programme. It is a very successful method that helps patients to turn their lives around and discover a fulfilling, sober existence.
Castle Craig, ‘the private addiction clinic in Scotland’
Castle Craig is a leading residential addiction clinic based near Edinburgh, a three-hour drive from Aberdeen. It provides intensive, residential rehab for patients suffering from drug or alcohol addiction.
Castle Craig’s highly experienced team of staff is led by a team of Consultant Psychiatrists, doctors, nurses and therapists who provide an expert level of care.
The treatment programme is independently proven to be effective and leads to successful, sustained recovery for the vast majority of patients. Although registered as a hospital, Castle Craig is a vibrant therapeutic community, where patients help each other to face their past and move towards a sober future.
After completing treatment, patients are encouraged to attend our weekly aftercare group meetings held at Castle Craig Peeblesshire, and in Falkirk. These sessions are offered to all patients as part of our continuing care programme.