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 one year continuing care plan when they complete treatment. Aftercare Groups at Smarmore Castle are free of charge.
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 Group Therapy in Continuing Care
After leaving Smarmore Castle, patients are encouraged to attend continuing care group therapy sessions. These are held on a weekly basis at Smarmore Castle. We recommend that patients attend these groups for at least one year after finishing their treatment with us.
Our aftercare groups work to support the growth and recovery of the person leaving treatment.
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 and at Smarmore Castle.
Please note: Our aftercare groups are free of charge. Group Members must be abstinent from all mood-altering drugs and processes. The groups are mixed-gender.
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Continuing Care in Other Locations
For patients who are 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 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 aftercare group. In this way, we can give urgent, specialised group help to those who have relapsed.
We run two groups at Smarmore Castle each week that are open to former patients accompanied by a family member. This popular group gives attendees the chance to grow and learn together in Recovery.
Over 40 Years of Experience Treating Addiction
One-to-One Therapy over Zoom
We offer private, paid-for individual therapy sessions via CATCH Recovery, our specialist addiction outpatient centre based in London. All of our therapists are qualified and experienced rehab specialists. For more details on our programme of 10 individual therapy sessions held 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?
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.