Smarmore Castle Drug & Alcohol Rehab
The aim of detox is to rid the body of alcohol and drugs as safely, quickly and comfortably as possible. If necessary we prescribe medicines to manage the withdrawal symptoms. The doses are closely monitored and will be reduced over time until the patient has fully detoxed. Alcohol and drug withdrawal can be very dangerous if the process is not managed properly and this is why we have medical staff on duty 24/7 to supervise our detoxing patients.Doctors and nurses are on call 24 hours a day.
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Suddenly stopping alcohol and drug consumption without medical supervision is also known as going ‘cold turkey’ and is very dangerous as the physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms can be severe:
This depends on the drug but can include: craving, insomnia, vomitting, restlessness, cramps, muscle and bone pain, anger, depression, increased heart rate, and diahorrea.
Mild symptoms include intense craving, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, trembling, sweating. Severe symptoms include hallucinations, delirium tremens, convulsions, seizures and heart failure.
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Detox from Drugs at Smarmore
Detox from drugs depends on the type and amount of drugs taken and can last from one week to six weeks or longer. We ensure we deliver detox at a comfortable and safe rate. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can take a particularly long time.
Detox from Alcohol at Smarmore
Detox from alcohol usually lasts from 3-14 days, depending on the person and the extent of alcohol consumption. Clinicians may decide to prescribe reducing regimens or vitamin replacements. Possible complications are monitored, quickly identified and treated.
Medical Care During Detox
Patients can feel anxious during detox and have trouble sleeping. Our specialist medical team, led by our doctors monitor detox patients round-the-clock. Doctors and nurses are on call 24 hours a day, easing discomfort, striving to promote patient dignity, providing support and encouragement.
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Taking the first step in seeking help can be very difficult, our team is here to help you.
Starting Psychotherapy Alongside Detox
The medication prescribed during detox may ease the cravings somewhat but will not stop them completely. This is why it is important to introduce patients to the therapy programme as soon as possible. This is when recovery truly begins.
Some patients arrive already detoxed and start the full daily schedule immediately after their medical assessment.
- 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.