Smarmore Castle Drug & Alcohol Rehab
Aftercare Reduces the Risk of Relapse
At Smarmore Castle, we understand that addiction is a lifelong condition, and this is why we continue to support patients after they have completed their treatment with us. We consider aftercare essential to reduce the risk of relapse after our patients have returned to their homes and that is why we ensure our patients are equipped with an individualised continuing care plan when they complete treatment. We have a range of continuing care packages available to pateints to avail of after residential treatment.
We provide ongoing support, making sure that they have all the resources and tools they need to maintain their sobriety and reintegrate into their daily lives.
Free Relapse Prevention
All patients are encouraged to join our Saturday morning Relapse Prevention group for past patients. This is a therapist-facilitated group with the primary focus on implementing and managing relapse prevention techniques learned in treatment.
Group Therapy in Continuing Care
Treatment can be followed by a 12-month Aftercare group therapy programme for patients which also includes a family therapy programme for loved ones. This can be discussed during treatment.
Our continuing care groups work to support the growth and recovery of the person leaving treatment. All groups are facilitated by psychotherapists
We allocate a specific group for the person so they can get to know other members better and feel secure and comfortable. Groups are held via Zoom, in Dublin city centre and at Smarmore Castle.
Please note: Group Members must be abstinent from all mood-altering drugs and processes. The groups are mixed-gender. There are a number of payment plan options available to enable patients to access this valuable resource of support.
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Continuing Care in Other Locations
For patients unable to access group therapy in any of the available locations – Smarmore Castle provides a course of one-to-one tele-therapy to help patients through the early weeks and months of recovery. Our therapy staff also work with our outreach team to identify local resources that may be accessible whether for free, or for an additional charge.
Anyone who suffers a relapse is able to get specialist group therapy via our Relapse Re-entry Group, where a psychotherapist helps people who have relapsed to process what happened, and develop skills to prevent it from happening again. The Relapse Group runs for a minimum of 6 weeks until the person is stable enough to rejoin our continuing care group. In this way, we can give urgent, specialised group help to those who have relapsed.
Family members who attend our family programme while their loved one is in treatment can avail of our family-specific continuing care group or join the patient as a concerned person in their group.
Over 40 Years of Experience Treating Addiction
We offer private, paid-for individual therapy sessions via CATCH Recovery, our specialist addiction outpatient centre based in Dublin. All of our therapists are qualified and experienced rehab specialists. For more details on our programme of 10 individual therapy sessions held in person via Zoom, contact CATCH Recovery
Support Within Your Community
We refer our clients back to their GP or to the original medical practitioners involved in their care. We also arrange for a contact within the local AA/NA fellowship to act as a sponsor and help introduce them to these essential support groups.
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- 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?
- 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.