Craig Castle cost
United Kingdom residents can fund their stay at Castle Craig through private health care. There is also an option for NHS supported funding. A 30-day stay at Castle Craig in shared room accommodation costs $18,214. Private rooms are $23,000. The center promotes a 90-day stay for full recovery. A three-month stay at Castle Craig in shared room accommodation would cost guests $54,642.
The five-star rehab facility is located in a 200-year-old castle. It is one of the most unique rehab facilities in the world and few – if any – can claim to be situated inside a two-century-old castle. Castle Craig is surrounded by 50 acres of natural Scottish beauty. Residents at the facility will be able to walk the grounds and experience the healing powers of the local landscape.
Castle Craig admits male and female residents to its 120-bed campus. Not all residential facilities are located inside the castle. An additional care area is located just outside the castle’s walls and 70 residents are housed there.
Rooms are gender-specific and clients share with other residents. Rooms are either double or triple occupancy. Private rooms are also available for guests seeking solitude during recovery. Castle Clinic offers comfortable common areas with ornate decorations in all common areas. The extended care facilities next to the castle include cottages.
Castle Clinic treatment
Castle Craig offers evidence-based practices to residents that include CBT, 12-step recovery, and DBT treatments. The staff at Castle Craig supports residents suffering from alcoholism and drug abuse as well as co-occurring disorders. Castle Craig promotes absenteeism rather than replacing one drug with another.
Prior to treatment, patients undergo a comprehensive evaluation and receive an individual treatment plan. Mobile phones and laptops are checked upon arrival, telephone privileges and access to computers are limited. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), including Suboxone and Librium, is used as needed and is available at Castle Craig, which uses a Minnesota model aimed at abstinence. The detox time varies, but typically lasts four to ten days, depending on stage of addiction and clients are monitored around the clock. Castle Craig is a Hospital and so all detoxes are medically managed on site.
In the first phase of care, four to five clients are assigned to a team of ten therapists. Each client takes part in a three-day group and the treatment lasts six to ten weeks. The weekly treatment includes three days of physical therapy, two to three hours of cognitive behavioral therapy and three to four hours of psycho-social therapy per day.
There is a women’s group dealing with gender issues, and there are also meetings for men and women on issues related to mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and dissociative disorders.
The hospital employs 34 staff including nurses, social workers, doctors, nurses, psychologists and nurses. Dual diagnosis is available. Residents undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy in an oxygen chamber where they breathe in pure oxygen under pressure for up to three hours a day, seven days a week and a total of six weeks a year.
Other alternative therapies include art, and there is a gym available, and exercise is an important part of the program. Castle Clinic is a 12 Step facility.