Addiction Treatment

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Safe & Expert Addiction Treatment & Detox

Smarmore Offers Unrivalled Facilities and Medically Managed Detox From Drugs and Alcohol.

Residential Addiction Treatment at Smarmore

Smarmore Castle is a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic that treats alcoholism, drug and gambling addiction.

Our aim is to help patients achieve abstinence through an intensive, personalised programme that follows the 12 Steps, and provides detox and medical treatment, psychotherapy and complementary therapies

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Learn more about who we are and why we are the leading private addiction rehab clinic in Ireland.

At Smarmore residential rehab clinic, we offer the clinical excellence and specialist treatment experience for which our founding clinic in Scotland is renowned. Our addiction treatment programme has been carefully constructed with over 30 years of practical and professional experience. We treat addiction as a disease of the brain and evidence shows that abstinence is essential for a long-lasting recovery. 

This section of the site takes you through the various stages of a typical programme, from admission to discharge:

Successful Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation

The treatment programme at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is based on the highly successful addiction treatment model, pioneered by Castle Craig Hospital in 1988. Castle Craig has treated over 9,000 patients. 

Independent research of former patients treated at Castle Craig shows that up to 73% achieve long-term abstinence following treatment, and up to 92% see an overall improvement.  The programme developed by Castle Craig is one of the UK’s most established and respected and boasts very high client satisfaction rates, which we strive to match at Smarmore Castle.

Staging an Intervention

Sometimes additional help is needed for a loved one to see the hurt they are causing themselves and the family

The role of an intervention professional is to help families understand their loved one’s addiction. They are not there to mediate a family therapy session.

An interventionist’s primary role is to help build the bridge to the family’s recovery while helping them better understand the person’s behaviours and their reaction to those behaviours.

Personalised Treatment

We thoroughly assess each patient in order to build a comprehensive, personalised treatment plan.

An intervention specialist may work on their own or with another person. They will work with the families beforehand and carry out a thorough assessment of their needs. It’s important that they gain an accurate insight into what the dynamics are within the family, and whether their loved one is also suffering from any additional mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder.

  • 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.

Find Us

Smarmore Castle is located near Ardee, County Louth, about 45 minutes north of Dublin, Republic of Ireland and 1.5 hours south of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Smarmore, Ardee, Co. Louth, A92 YY22, Ireland

+353 (0) 41 214 5111

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