The Stockholm’s Addiction Clinic: What we offer

The Stockholm’s Addiction Clinic (Stockholms beroendeklinik) has been established by renowned UK Addiction treatment provider Castle Craig Hospital.  Castle Craig is a rehab clinic in Scotland, close to Edinburgh with over 30 years experience of providing high quality addiction treatment. The Stockholm Addiction Clinic offers assessments, outpatient care, aftercare and support in the Stockholm area and around Sweden through TeleHealth. We offer treatment in English.

Our patients can also be referred to the residential treatment programmes in Castle Craig Hospital or to our Irish hospital Smarmore Castle Private Clinic. We have around 40 beds in Castle Craig Hospital and another 40 beds in our extended care. There are 20 beds at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic. Both hospitals offer a continuum of care, from medical detox, rehab and outpatient care to psychiatric care and alternative treatments. We can also treat the health problems that often arise from long-term addiction. Both our hospitals have a broad range of therapies sp we are able to tailor our care to each and every patient.

We have specialised treatments for alcohol and drug addiction, addiction to prescription drugs, gambling and gaming, and many other forms of addiction. Comorbidity is common among people who are addicted, and one of our expertise areas is diagnosing and treating comorbidity.

Our core values are empathy, compassion and care.

Admission from Sweden

If you need medical detox and inpatient treatment in one of our hospitals, the process begins with us at The Stockholm Addiction Clinic. Our goal is to make it as simple as possible for you to get admitted to one of our hospitals. You can contact us by yourself, but your doctor can also refer you to us for treatment. We normally do not have a waiting list, and you can meet with us within a couple of days from the first contact.

The difference between The Stockholm’s Addiction Clinic and other addiction treatment organisations, is our ability to offer a full continuum of care with everything from outpatient treatment in Stockholm, to residential psychiatric care in one of our two hospitals in Scotland and Ireland.

Integrated addiction treatment

The Stockholm Addiction Clinic is first and foremost for private clients and employers, and our care is tailored to each individual case. Based on our long experience from the UK, we lean towards the more international treatment tradition with an integrated addiction care. We do not divide our patients into body and soul, or psychiatry and addiction treatment. Instead, we offer both medical, psychiatric and specialised addiction treatment together as one. In our concept, addiction treatment is tailored to each individual patient and there is no need to seek treatment in many different places.

Our outpatient care program in Stockholm is designed to be flexible, while providing the stability and support that is required in order to recover. The goal is for you to have control over your own treatment, while you get the structure and guidance that you need during your recovery journey. With our wide range of different treatment methods, we are able to custom build a treatment program while taking your previous experiences and wishes into account. If you live within commuting distance of Stockholm, the treatment takes place in our centrally located premises. Otherwise, we can also offer most of our services via video link (TeleHealth). Family therapy is always included in our treatment plans.

At The Stockholm Addiction Clinic, we see recovery as a long-term process that requires different intensities and efforts depending on where you are on your recovery journey. We are there for you both before, during and after the treatment program. Instead of dividing the treatment into primary care and aftercare, we believe that all our patients are unique and that the need for support can vary over time. An example of where we differ from others is that we place great emphasis on all transitions in the treatment process. An example of this is what is traditionally called aftercare. When leaving a treatment program or a rehab, the need for professional support is often greater, and that is when we are there with efforts that are designed to reduce the risk of relapsing.

What kind of help can I get from Stockholm’s Addiction Clinic?

Below is a list of some of the services that we offer at Stockholm’s Addiction Clinic. All our treatment staff have undergone basic psychotherapy training and some are psychotherapists. If we cannot help you within our organisation’s framework, we will refer you to one of our quality-assured partners.

  • Assessment
  • Case management
  • 12 step program
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • CRA-treatment
  • Relapse prevention
  • CRAFT treatment (for families and loved ones)
  • Psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • Referral to Castle Craig Hospital and Smarmore Castle Private Clinic for   medical detox and rehab
  • Extended aftercare
  • Treatment for trauma and PTSD
  • Interventions
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy

All our treatment programs include family therapy and we also offer separate treatment programs and group treatment for relatives. In our family treatment, we create a safe space where you as a relative can ask questions, discuss challenges, get help to set healthy boundaries and find ways to feel better no matter what your loved one chooses to do. We know that support from family and friends is crucial for long-term sobriety. We believe that it is essential to involve these important people from the start.

If you are a relative or a partner and want to motivate your loved one to accept treatment, we can offer you effective treatment programs that help you motivate your loved one. We can also help with professional interventions, using the non-confrontational and evidence based ARISE method.

The Stockholm Addiction Clinic also offer support for other professionals in their work by:

  • Patient assessments
  • Referrals to private caregivers
  • Professional supervision
  • Professional trainings and seminars
  • Trainings for employees and HR

Assistance with assessment and referrals can be of utmost importance for therapists who work under private auspices. A well-conducted assessment provides a good basis for deciding the appropriate level of care (inpatient care or outpatient care) and for choosing specific interventions, such as medical detoxification. We are happy to help private individuals and other healthcare providers with a second opinion when they are faced with the choice of care.

We also want to spread knowledge about addiction and mental illness to both private individuals and professionals. The Stockholm Addiction Clinic arranges free seminars and commissioned training.

Who are our services for?

If you are a relative or a partner to a person with addiction problems, you are welcome to contact us for support and guidance. All questions and thoughts are welcome. Although we are limited to outpatient care in Sweden, we can offer medical detoxification and longer rehab stays at our hospitals in Scotland and Ireland. When the patients return to Sweden, The Stockholm Addiction Clinic will welcome them back with outpatient care and aftercare.

If you have undergone treatment with another care provider and need more support in your addiction recovery, we can help you through group treatment or individual treatment. We also arrange workshops and inspirational seminars for those who have been in recovery for a long time.

How can I contact you?

You can contact us by phone or email. If you are a relative or an employer, we can schedule a phone call or a meeting to discuss how we can be of help and if you need support with motivating your employee or family member.

We usually have no waiting list and can offer a first call within a day from the first contact. If an emergency placement is needed at one of our hospitals, we can make a shortened assessment that will be completed during the admissions process at the hospital.

What does it mean that the treatment is tailor-made?

We mean that it is personalised. We believe that there is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to addiction. Every patient is unique, and therefore they need a unique treatment program that covers every part that requires help. We have the expertise to map your unique needs and match them with the different available treatments that we offer.

Our belief is that the addiction treatment is only the beginning of your recovery journey and we attach great importance to the support and help you receive from us after your first treatment program has been completed. Some people need continued, structured and intensive outpatient care for a long time, while others can move on to our aftercare program.

Because we want our patients to be aware of the risks of relapse and triggers, aftercare is always included in the price of your treatment. We know that the transition when you end an intensive program can be scary, and therefore we want you to know and feel that you have our support. During your aftercare, your therapist will make sure to keep in touch with you between meetings.

At the Stockholm Addiction Clinic, there is always more help available if you need it. If you feel that there is an imbalance between your needs and the care you are receiving, do not hesitate to tell your therapist. It is very important that you feel that you can trust us and the treatment you receive.

If you have questions about our treatments or want to discuss an individual patient matter, please get in touch.