How are you now - Saskia

In the series “How are things now” we talk with former patients about the period that they receive treatment
went at Castle Craig. They tell about their experiences and how things are going now. The names are
fictitious, but their stories are real.

Saskia (21) 2016

`` When I was at Castle Craig that summer of 2016, I remember looking in every mirror that I did
encountered: the mirror on the toilet in the lower hall of the castle, the mirror in our bathroom.
And what I mainly looked at was: who am I? I had completely lost myself through years
drug use. But even by not wanting to feel anything for years, I had become alienated from myself.
It was tough there. Simply because I started to feel again and started a fearful search
to what I stood for. Because there was a reason that I had that ahead in my life for a reason
slid. '

Saskia (25) 2020

'It was the toughest, but at the same time the best months of my life. I found out
why all my relationships were doomed to failure. I simply did not like men, but noticed
women. And I found out back there in Castle Craig. My coming out in Scotland, ha ha ha ha! I
am very happy with my girlfriend. For me she has stopped drinking, smoking and the occasional
taking a line at parties. In fact, she is just as clean & sober as I am, but not an addict.
How beautiful is that? For the first time in my life I have a life. Thanks to CC. '