Smarmore Castle Drug & Alcohol Rehab
Helping Beat Stress, Anxiety & Depression
Mindfulness aims to treat the following conditions:Mindfulness Meditation helps to treat stress, anxiety, depression and compulsive behaviours.
- Compulsive behaviours.
Hyperarousal and flashbacks can be alleviated with mindfulness techniques and reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and also reduce physical pain.
Mindfulness in Relapse Prevention
Patients are given the opportunity to learn how to recognise and regulate their cravings and the associated thought processes leading to cravings. These tools can be used in aiding relapse prevention.
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How Mindfulness Meditation Works
Focusing on the here and now and acknowledging and accepting thoughts and feelings as they present is at the heart of mindfulness. Patients become skilled in recognising and detaching from negative feelings, rather than seeking a release via damaging behaviours, leading to a higher level of self-awareness.
Mindfulness and the Brain
Scientific research has shown that mindfulness can thicken the right pre-frontal cortex of the brain, the part most damaged by alcohol and drug abuse, and the area responsible for awareness, creativity, well-being and decision making.
Over 40 Years of Experience Treating Addiction
- 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.