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Private Drug Addiction Treatment, Dubai

Drug addiction in Dubai is a growing problem among local Emirates and foreign expats and business people. If you are struggling with drug addiction and don’t know where to turn for help, our rehab guide can recommend top drug addiction rehab clinics.

Drug abuse has a hugely negative impact on people, their families and on their workplace environment. It is important to seek help as soon as you realise you have a problem.

The UAE is known for handing out lengthy jail terms to people caught dealing or transporting drugs. This means that if you have a drug addiction you may be afraid to admit you have been using illegal drugs and are ashamed to reach out for help.

Cocaine addiction

Cocaine is a huge problem among city professionals and young people in Dubai, it is an extremely addictive drug. Cocaine is one of the most abused drugs in the UK. Long-term cocaine abuse can lead to a number of serious mental and physical health complications. Chronic cocaine users frequently suffer from depression, panic attacks, anxiety, and paranoia.

Cannabis addiction

Cannabis, or Marijuana, is a psychoactive drug that is usually smoked. The effects of cannabis include feelings of euphoria and relaxation, changes in perception and mood.

Increased appetite, drowsiness, and short term memory loss are more common effects of smoking cannabis and users may also experience downsides such as paranoia and anxiety and long-term use can lead to psychosis.

Research suggests that cannabis can act as a ‘gateway drug’, meaning that people will begin smoking marijuana recreationally before moving on to harder drugs in search of a more intense high. 

Prescription drug addiction

Prescription drug addiction is just as widespread and damaging as addiction to illegal drugs, and has a serious impact on the lives of those addicted. Different prescription drugs produce different withdrawal and can impact people in a variety of ways. Detoxification from many prescription drugs can be lengthy and complicated and it’s important that any detox programme is led by a Consultant Psychiatrist and a team of doctors and nurses to provide the safest care possible.

Possession of restricted medications are also prohibited in Dubai such as some painkillers containing codeine. List of drugs in UAE can be found here.

A change for your life

Private drug residential rehab treatment can transform your life and rebuild your family relationships.

For information about private drug detox and confidential drug addiction treatment, if you are from Dubai call Castle Craig’s confidential international helpline on +44 1721 722 763 or visit the Castle Craig website to find out more about drug rehab.

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Last Updated on June 15, 2022 by Victoria McCann


Castle Craig has been successfully treating people with drug addiction for over 35 years. As the leading private addiction hospital in the UK, we are family-owned and family-run – compassion and care is at the centre of our ethos. On top of this we emphasise excellence in medical treatment, patient safety and evidence-based therapies to provide the highest quality of care.

Our drug addiction treatment programme is personally tailored to each of our patients based on their history of drug use and their individual treatment goals agreed with their therapist. Our drug rehab programme incorporates group therapy and personal one-to-one therapy, alongside family therapy if appropriate.

We also provide a range of evidence-based complementary therapies and activities to enhance holistic emotional and spiritual healing. These include equine therapy, drumming therapyart, creative writing and mindfulness meditation.

We continue to support patients after they have completed their treatment with us by providing a comprehensive online continuing care programme.

Experience our virtual tour of Castle Craig drug rehab in the UK

 

Real life story – from drugs to recovery

Charlene shares her experience of treatment at Castle Craig for drug addiction. “I feel absolutely free!”

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Private rehab

At Castle Craig our private rehab programme delivers intensive treatment by psychiatrists, doctors, therapists and other healthcare professionals, with round-the-clock care. Private rehab can be paid for privately or through private healthcare insurance. Various bedroom options are available – these range from our Executive bedroom option, to a private single ensuite room, and shared room options.

Therapy

Psychotherapy is used in the treatment of addiction by trained counsellors and psychotherapists.

Psychotherapy can include individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), DBT, educational lectures, family counselling and other therapies that target specific problems in the person’s life e.g. grief therapy, therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder or eating disorder therapy.

Complementary therapies are often offered alongside psychotherapy and these can include equine therapy, drumming therapy, art therapy and mindfulness meditation. These provide a holistic experience at rehab.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

CBT is a structured, short-term ‘talking therapy’ and is popular among those who prefer a structured and pragmatic approach to therapy. CBT can take place as a one-on-one therapy with a therapist or as part of group therapy.

CBT changes negative thought patterns, attitudes and behaviours that block recovery. It helps a person with alcohol and drug problems to recognise situations which could lead to relapse and to apply coping skills effectively in these situations; learn how to avoid and manage negative feelings and address situations in a positive and assertive manner.

Detox

At Castle Craig residential rehab clinic our expert team of doctors and nures have years of experience in managing complex detoxification from all prescription medication in safety and with minimal discomfort. Because our treatment is residential and located on the same site, patients are able to detox in the comfort of a private, ensuite bedroom, while being introduced to the therapy programme.

Getting to Castle Craig

Most major airlines offer flights from Dubai to Edinburgh with a single stopover. We arrange for a trusted driver to meet admissions at Edinburgh airport and bring you directly to the clinic.

Castle Craig is open during the Covid-19 pandemic and international travel for healthcare is permitted into the UK. Visits from family members may be welcome if available due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Get Help Now

For information about private drug detox and confidential drug addiction treatment, if you are from Dubai call Castle Craig’s confidential international helpline on +44 1721 722 763 or visit the Castle Craig website to find out more about drug rehab.

Quick contact Form

Last Updated on June 15, 2022 by Victoria McCann


Castle Craig has been successfully treating people with drug addiction for over 35 years. As the leading private addiction hospital in the UK, we are family-owned and family-run – compassion and care is at the centre of our ethos. On top of this we emphasise excellence in medical treatment, patient safety and evidence-based therapies to provide the highest quality of care.

Our drug addiction treatment programme is personally tailored to each of our patients based on their history of drug use and their individual treatment goals agreed with their therapist. Our drug rehab programme incorporates group therapy and personal one-to-one therapy, alongside family therapy if appropriate.

We also provide a range of evidence-based complementary therapies and activities to enhance holistic emotional and spiritual healing. These include equine therapy, drumming therapyart, creative writing and mindfulness meditation.

We continue to support patients after they have completed their treatment with us by providing a comprehensive online continuing care programme.

Experience our virtual tour of Castle Craig drug rehab in the UK

 

Real life story – from drugs to recovery

Charlene shares her experience of treatment at Castle Craig for drug addiction. “I feel absolutely free!”

Addiction info

Private rehab

At Castle Craig our private rehab programme delivers intensive treatment by psychiatrists, doctors, therapists and other healthcare professionals, with round-the-clock care. Private rehab can be paid for privately or through private healthcare insurance. Various bedroom options are available – these range from our Executive bedroom option, to a private single ensuite room, and shared room options.

Therapy

Psychotherapy is used in the treatment of addiction by trained counsellors and psychotherapists.

Psychotherapy can include individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), DBT, educational lectures, family counselling and other therapies that target specific problems in the person’s life e.g. grief therapy, therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder or eating disorder therapy.

Complementary therapies are often offered alongside psychotherapy and these can include equine therapy, drumming therapy, art therapy and mindfulness meditation. These provide a holistic experience at rehab.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

CBT is a structured, short-term ‘talking therapy’ and is popular among those who prefer a structured and pragmatic approach to therapy. CBT can take place as a one-on-one therapy with a therapist or as part of group therapy.

CBT changes negative thought patterns, attitudes and behaviours that block recovery. It helps a person with alcohol and drug problems to recognise situations which could lead to relapse and to apply coping skills effectively in these situations; learn how to avoid and manage negative feelings and address situations in a positive and assertive manner.

Detox

At Castle Craig residential rehab clinic our expert team of doctors and nures have years of experience in managing complex detoxification from all prescription medication in safety and with minimal discomfort. Because our treatment is residential and located on the same site, patients are able to detox in the comfort of a private, ensuite bedroom, while being introduced to the therapy programme.

Getting to Castle Craig

Most major airlines offer flights from Dubai to Edinburgh with a single stopover. We arrange for a trusted driver to meet admissions at Edinburgh airport and bring you directly to the clinic.

Castle Craig is open during the Covid-19 pandemic and international travel for healthcare is permitted into the UK. Visits from family members may be welcome if available due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Get Help Now

For information about private drug detox and confidential drug addiction treatment, if you are from Dubai call Castle Craig’s confidential international helpline on +44 1721 722 763 or visit the Castle Craig website to find out more about drug rehab.

Quick contact Form

Last Updated on June 15, 2022 by Victoria McCann