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Edinburgh Private Drugs Addiction Treatment Clinic

Edinburgh Private Drugs Addiction Treatment ClinicAre you from Edinburgh worried you may have a drug addiction problem?

Drug abuse is common across Scotland. It was estimated that there were 61,500 problem drug users in Scotland during 2012/13. 

In many deaths were heroin, morphine and ‘new psychoactive substances’ (NPS’s), which were formerly known as ‘legal highs’.

Cocaine is an increasingly popular drug in Edinburgh, and cocaine-related deaths increased thrice from 2010 to 2015.

Castle Craig is a private residential rehab clinic near Edinburgh which provides treatment for alcohol, drug and gambling addictions. Established in 1988 we have forged close ties with the private and NHS medical community in and around Edinburgh and across Scotland.

Our Clinic Is Near Edinburgh

Driving to Castle Craig clinic from Edinburgh and the Lothians takes 30 minutes. We regularly pick up patients from central Edinburgh, Edinburgh Waverley, the Lothian area, and Edinburgh International Airport.

Thinking About Addiction Rehab Close to Edinburgh

Why attend a residential rehab clinic that is close to my home city?

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Alcohol & drug problems in the workplace

The importance of rehab treatment


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. 

Private addiction treatment options near Edinburgh

If you or someone you know struggles with drug addiction, you should seek help immediately.

Diagnosing the problem and accessing treatment early on vastly increase the chances of recovery. Conversely, the longer you wait to act, the harder it will be to make a full and sustained recovery.

Edinburgh has a range of treatment options for those suffering from drug addiction. You can access both inpatient and outpatient facilities.

The best treatment for you is dependent on a number of factors such as which substance is being abused, for how long, and how heavily.

It is also important to take into account whether you are suffering any co-occurring psychological issues such as depression, anxiety or personality disorders.

Our treatment programme provides everything on one site:

  • Detox from alcohol and drugs;
  • Psychotherapy by accredited and experienced therapists;
  • Complementary therapies;
  • Fitness sessions;
  • Meals and accommodation;
  • Two years of free continuing care in Edinburgh and Castle Craig.

We provide all of this on-location at Castle Craig Clinic. Our treatment approach is joined-up – our multidisciplinary team meets regularly to discuss patient cases so nothing is missed and so we can ensure you receive a personalised addiction treatment programme at our clinic.

After you leave we are happy to liaise with any local, Edinburgh-based GPs, addictions doctors, therapists, or case managers with your permission.

We also provide free transport to our rehab clinic from Edinburgh, Lothian, and central Scotland.

Our Team from Scotland
Our therapists and medical team come from all over Scotland – locally from the Borders and Edinburgh, as well as East Lothian, West Lothian, Lanarkshire and Glasgow.

Our therapists are accredited with either COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy Scotland) – Scotland’s professional body for counselling and psychotherapy or BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Our regulatory body is Healthcare Improvement Scotland and we received an ‘excellent’ grade in our last inspection.

Many of our staff have relocated to the Borders or Edinburgh from elsewhere in the UK or from abroad to work with us and help us deliver our much-needed addiction treatment to our patients.


Looking for Alcohol or Drug Addiction Treatment in Edinburgh

You don’t have to hit rock bottom to get treatment for a substance abuse issue or addiction. It is enough to just recognise that there is a problem, in order to get help. This doesn’t seem like much of a step, but admitting to alcohol, drug or behavioural addiction is not easy.

Those who have seen a loved one suffer know that recognising a real problem and taking the path to recovery is harder than one thinks. Read on to find out more about your options for addiction treatment and rehab in Edinburgh.


Addiction and Recovery

When the addiction becomes serious or life-threatening, an inpatient treatment programme may be necessary.

However, not all residential rehabs are alike. A lot of inpatients go through detox and think they are cured once and for all because their cravings are reduced. Unfortunately, detox is only the start of the treatment.

Therapy and support-building, which follows detox, teach the skills necessary to prevent future relapses.

How Rehab Can Help

Residential treatment clinics will happily admit people with addictions of varying types and severity. In most centres, every patient is treated as seriously as the next, even if two people go through a different recovery process. At certain rehabs, the treatment programme will vary from person to person, because each individual has different needs and their own private challenges.

Castle Craig Hospital, near Edinburgh, treats addiction at every step, from the moment a patient is admitted and long after they leave. The private residential rehab is located less than 25 miles south of Edinburgh in a relaxing countryside setting. Less than an hour-long drive from Edinburgh, the hospital is not too far from home, but far enough to provide a change of scenery and prepare for a transformation in mindset.

The benefit of being close to home is that family and friends can always visit during designated hours.


Support Groups in Edinburgh

When looking for drug or alcohol rehab in Edinburgh, looking for free local substance misuse services can be a good starting point.

For example, the Edinburgh Alcohol & Drug Partnership, has plenty of information and advice for those who need help with their addiction. Their website also features a directory of locally based services that can assist those battling a drug or alcohol problem. Scottish Drug Services has an excellent and extensive directory as well.

As an alternative, paying a visit to a local peer-support group, such as Alcoholics Anonymous in Edinburgh or Narcotics Anonymous, can be a good idea as well.

AA Meetings: Edinburgh

AA meetings in Edinburgh can be found on the Alcoholics Anonymous Edinburgh page. There are many AA meetings in Edinburgh every day of the week and at various times, including the following (please verify the timings with the AA website in advance):

Bristo Baptist Church
Wednesday at 20:00
Queensferry Road, EH4 3AP

Royal Edinburgh Hospital (Morningside Terrace)
Wednesday at 20:00 and Sunday at 17:30
EH10 5HF

The Wash House
Saturday at 21:00 and Sunday at 10:00
3 Adelphi Grove, EH15 1AP

NA Meetings: Edinburgh

NA meetings in Edinburgh are also plentiful, and can be found in the city centre as well as outside:

Salvation Army Hostel Dining Hall
Sunday at 13:00
1 The Pleasance, EH8 9UE

St. Cuthbert’s Church
Wednesday at 19:00
5 Lothian Road, EH1 2EP

Last Updated on November 24, 2023 by Rob Lloyd