For people with drug and alcohol problems

NHS or private rehab?

. Recognising you need the help is half the battle – accepting the help is another.

Private Rehab Facilities vs NHS

Residential rehab is the preferred rehab treatment option for many professionals and their family members. Admission can often be organised within 24 hours, on Mondays to Fridays.

If you are able to fund treatment privately or if you have private health insurance then you will be able to access private rehab treatment.

Good quality private rehab treatment provides the best option for detoxification and recovery from addiction.

Just because a treatment centre is private, does not guarantee that it provides a good quality programme.

Make sure you check the quality standards of a rehab clinic that you are considering.

Inspection reports, ISO accreditation and verified outcomes (success rates) provide a way of checking on the quality of a treatment programme.

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The best place to get help

Our admissions team can help connect you to the right treatments and the right rehabsUsually, the best place to begin is with your GP.

Here, you will be able to discuss your problems and they will be able to outline the best next steps forward.

However, in our experience, we have often found that patients are not always comfortable going to their GP and prefer to approach external and more private sources.

The Executive Rehab Guide is here to connect you to the right treatment centre and the right therapy.

We have expertly trained doctors and therapists available to both you and your family to help you get the help you need quickly and safely.

What to expect during your first appointment

The NHS:

During your first appointment, appointed staff will survey you about your addiction and substance abuse.

It is often commonplace to discuss your work, family and living situation.

In some cases, you may be required to provide a urine or saliva sample and from here staff will be able to walk you through all the available treatment options.

In the meantime, you will be connected to local support groups for drug users, family support groups and advice for carers.

You’ll also be matched with a keyworker, who will be there to guide you throughout your treatment.


You’ll be checked in straight away to the wellness clinic of your choice.

We will run through a questionnaire with you and one of our therapists will then sit down to pinpoint the root cause of your problem.

This will allow the specialist to prescribe what treatment therapy you will benefit the most from.

You’ll be given a tour of the grounds – we also have lodges on site available for family members to stay, participate and visit.

Which is better? NHS or private?

We’re here to help

Castle Craig is nestled into 200 acres of beautiful countryside

Depression and anxiety have the power to make you feel alone.

Recognising you need the help is half the battle – accepting the help is another.

Our specialist therapeutic programmes are scientifically proven to help you rebuild your life.

They will provide you with the tools and coping techniques to help you continue with your long-term recovery.

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Treatments offered in Castle Craig:

Castle Craig has treated over 10,000 patients in 30 years.

72.3% of these went on to achieve long-lasting abstinence.

This is because we focus on the treatments that will provide you with the mental strength you need to overcome your problems.

Rebuild your family

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that addiction, depression and anxiety are very difficult things to deal with as an individual, but it can also have a massive impact on your family.

More often than not we see families torn apart by lack of understanding, frustration and exhaustion.

We not only provide our visitors with therapeutic solutions but invite family members to get involved too.

We do this with several family therapy sessions available, as well as onsite lodges for family members to stay.

This is because we understand it’s vital to have a strong support network when you leave us.

Need help now?

There are many free resources available to you with many phone lines and support groups dedicated to supplying you with the best way forward.

For specialist, therapeutic advice on admissions, you can call our 24/7 line on 0808 256 6163.

Other resources include: