Residential Rehabilitation for Alcoholism

At Smarmore Castle we have developed a specialised and effective treatment programme for alcohol addiction. Alcoholism can have a devastating impact on personal lives, careers and relationships, however it is treatable. Our evidence based approach treats addiction as a disease of the brain that requires abstinence to achieve optimal recovery.

If you or someone close to you is struggling with addiction, it is essential that you get the help you need as soon as possible.

Alcohol Detox

When patients first enter treatment they begin with our alcohol detox programme. Detox is important to safely remove all traces of alcohol and drugs from the body and to treat the symptoms of withdrawal comfortably and safely.

Throughout the detox process, an experienced team of doctors and nurses support the patient at all times, to ensure their utmost safety and comfort. Our inpatient, on-site environment means that patients can join the daily programme of therapy and counselling as soon as they are physically able. This is important so that patients are embedded into their recovery programme as early as possible.

Individualised Alcohol Treatment Plan

Our Consultant Psychiatrist drafts a personalised treatment plan for each patient, which takes into account their unique alcohol abuse history and their individual needs. Throughout their time here, our team of doctors, psychiatrists, nurses and therapists frequently meet to discuss the progress of each patient and update their treatment plan accordingly.

Smarmore Castle’s Alcoholism Rehab Model

The Smarmore Castle treatment programme follows the Castle Craig Model which combines a number of evidence-based therapies for the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. Our 12 step-based programme combines detox,  high quality medical care, psychotherapy including personal therapy, group therapy, family therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy among others. Many of our therapists have successfully been through recovery themselves and have a deep understanding of patients’ experiences within the programme. Our extensive range of complementary therapies that aid the patient’s sense of well-being and spirituality include equine and art therapy.

Exercise and a well-balanced diet also help patients to regain their health. The supportive community and peaceful, countryside surroundings make Smarmore Castle a conducive environment for overcoming addiction.

Each patient is assigned a primary therapist, who provides regular one-on-one counselling throughout their stay. They will oversee the patient’s progress and work with the Head Nurse and Consultant Psychiatrist to develop a continuing care plan when it is time for the patient to leave.

Our Alcohol Addiction Treatment is Proven to Work

Independent studies of patient outcomes prove that our treatment model works.  

Contact us for Alcohol Addiction Advice

If you or someone close to you is struggling with addiction, it is essential that you get the help you need as soon as possible. Please contact us to access the treatment you need. Attempting to detox on your own can be dangerous and does not tackle the underlying problems of addiction. In contrast, the Smarmore Rehab programme provides an excellent chance for achieving long-lasting recovery.

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