Admissions from Cheshire


Smarmore Castle Private Clinic, near Cheshire, is a residential rehab clinic providing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and behavioural addictions including gambling.

Our Location, Convenient from Cheshire…

…Yet Far Enough to Guarantee Anonymity

Smarmore Castle is located in a discreet, countryside location, one hour’s drive from Dublin, Ireland. Regular flights, lasting just one hour, operate throughout the day from Manchester airport to Dublin. We ensure collection of our patients from Cheshire by our driver.

Our location in Ireland is convenient for those looking for private addiction rehab within easy reach of Cheshire, but with the guarantee of privacy and anonymity. 

Our patients find comfort and discretion in a renovated 14th-century castle, housing excellent facilities including a leisure centre, gym and swimming pool. It is set within 15 acres of stunning Irish woodland, which patients are able to explore in their leisure time.

Cheshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Between 2008 and 2010, there were an average of 14 deaths as a result of drug use in Cheshire West and Chester. This was slightly lower than the average for the whole of England and Wales, but not significantly. In Cheshire, there was estimated to be 6.88 crack or opiate users per 1000 of the population in 2009/10. Among individuals registered with IMS (Integrated Monitoring System) treatment services in Cheshire in 2015/16, steroids was the most commonly abused drug group. In Cheshire East, this was followed by heroin (10.7% of drug users), and the same was true for Cheshire West and Chester (32.1%).

In 2010/11, 258 people were admitted to hospital due to drug-related mental or behavioural disorders, which was lower than the national average. However, 117 hospital admissions were attributed primarily to poisoning by drugs, which was higher than the national average.

Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Cheshire

At Smarmore Castle, our mission is to provide the highest quality and most effective treatment for our patients and those suffering from alcohol, drug and gambling addiction in Cheshire. We receive patients from Cheshire, the rest of the UK, the EU and globally. We offer many different options for referral and admission.

Admissions for Patients from Cheshire

Patients from the Cheshire can access addiction rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic in the following ways both as a private patient, or through a private medical insurance plan.

Contact us for more information on our admissions process.

Our Treatment Programme

The addiction treatment model at Smarmore Castle has been developed over 30 years by a world-renowned team of doctors and psychologists. We provide an intensive rehab programme which follows the 12 Steps Model. The programme incorporates a rapid admissions process, during which the patient receives a full medical assessment and physical examination. They will then begin a period of detoxification from alcohol and drugs, which is closely monitored by our medical team. Our core treatment programme is made up of specialist addiction therapies including individual therapygroup therapyCBTTrauma therapygrief therapy and family therapy.

Our residential rehabilitation treatment programme is based on the clinically proven rehab treatment model pioneered by Castle Craig, our partner establishment in Scotland. At Smarmore Castle, our expert team of therapists, nurses and doctors are led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist.

It is supported by a range of complementary addiction therapies, including hyperbaric oxygen therapyequine therapy and drumming therapy. For patients suffering psychological conditions such as depression or eating disorders in addition to addiction problems, we offer dual diagnosis treatment.

Patients enjoy access to our 22 metre indoor heated swimming pool with a sauna, steam room, gym and sports with our fitness instructor. In addition, patients can explore the 16 acres of private gardens surrounding Smarmore Castle.

When they complete our rehab programme, patients continue to be supported by our continuing care plan.

Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous in Cheshire

We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings in Cheshire. They provide an invaluable network of support for those suffering from alcohol addiction in Cheshire.

From Cheshire? Contact us for Addiction Advice

The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programmeadmissions, or funding. If you are from Cheshire and are thinking of entering rehab or if you are the family member, friend or employer of someone who is suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction in Cheshire, please contact us for advice.

Effectiveness of the Treatment at Smarmore Castle

Residential rehab treatment has been demonstrated to be more effective than outpatient treatment by numerous studies of patient outcomes. Although a fairly new rehab centre, Smarmore Castle follows the same clinical model as Castle Craig, our partner establishment in Scotland. The resulting treatment programme is based on 30 years of experience rehabilitating drug and alcohol users. Castle Craig has conducted several studies on patient outcomes which demonstrate the effectiveness of this programme in cultivating long term abstinence in patients. The results for 2015 revealed that around 73% of patients were still completely abstinent after one year of finishing treatment, while 92% were abstinent or reported reduced drug or alcohol use.

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