Safe & Expert Addiction Treatment & Detox
We are happy to be able to offer a number of resources to any journalists or media who are interested in finding out more about Smamore Castle Private Clinic or the disease of addiction.
Should you wish to speak with a member of staff or set up an interview with one of our directors or doctors, please contact us on:
Phone: +353 41 214 5111
International: 00353 41 214 5111
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For a collection of high resolution images of Smarmore Castle, key staff, logos and pictures of therapy and treatment, please visit our Smarmore Media Dropbox File.
Please visit the Castle Craig team page for biographies of our Chairman, CEO and Medical Director:
- Smarmore and Castle Craig Chairman, Peter McCann,
- CEO and Co-Founder, Dr Margaret McCann
- Medical Director, Prof. Jonathan Chick.
For biographies of key Smarmore staff please visit Meet the Team.
We are happy to provide a range of services to the media looking for:
- Information on the Smarmore Castle treatment programme;
- Information on alcohol, drug or other addictions in Ireland and the UK;
- An opinion on a breaking news story about addiction or rehab treatment.
Please contact us using the details at the top of this page should you wish to set up an interview with an addictions expert.
Safe Detoxification from Drugs & Alcohol
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Castle Craig Hospital
For further information about Castle Craig rehab clinic please visit our website.
- How to Access Rehab With Health Insurance
For those experiencing existing mental health conditions in Ireland, there are private medical insurers who can help you cover treatment. As addiction experts, we know that receiving the appropriate care and support when you have a mental health disorder is pivotal to attaining long-lasting recovery. Below, we will go through the various health insurance options to help you understand your options when it comes to seeking private residential care for substance abuse. Please note that there is no guarantee that you can be covered for all addiction problems as policies are always assessed on a case-by-case basis. Find Out More
- My Loved One Doesn’t Want Help, What Do I Do?
You can’t force someone to go to rehab. At the end of the day, it needs to be their decision because they are the ones that need to be open to turning their lives around. There are ways in which you can encourage someone to enter treatment, one of these ways is via an intervention with a trained interventionist, who facilitates an honest discussion between family members and the addict. This is something Smarmore Castle can arrange – contact us today.
- Which Drugs Does Smarmore Castle Detox From?
We can detox people from any drugs whether they are illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, ketamine; or prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines or zopiclone, oxycodone, zolpidem, klonopin, methadone, cannabis; and legal drugs such as alcohol.
- How Long Is the Treatment Programme?
Our treatment programme starts at 4 weeks and is flexible in length, giving you the opportunity to extend for a longer period if you need it.
- Do You Treat Dual Diagnosis?
All patients are reviewed by a consultant psychiatrist in the first week and we can diagnose and provide treatment for a number of co-occurring mental health conditions.
- Do I Need to Be Abstinent Before Admission?
Our medically managed detoxification with 24/7 medical cover means that we can perform complete and complex detoxes at Smarmore Castle. You don’t need to be abstinent before arrival.
- How Do I Get To Rehab Safely?
Smarmore Castle is one hour north of Dublin international airport and we can arrange a driver to collect you and bring you straight to us for free.
We can also arrange a ‘sober transport’ service with a trusted driver, from anywhere in Ireland or Northern Ireland, at an additional cost.