Addiction Treatment Programme

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Our residential rehab model incorporates evidence-based therapies, 12 Step philosophy and medical care.

Our Addiction Treatment Programme at Smarmore

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is a private residential rehab clinic near Dublin. We treat alcoholism, drug addiction and gambling addiction as well as other behavioural addictions and dual diagnosis.

Our programme includes medical assessment, medically managed detox and permanent supervision, along a carefully planned schedule of individual and group psychotherapy and complementary therapies.

The programme is developed and constantly supervised by our multidisciplinary team. This is made up of consultant psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, addiction therapists, fitness instructors and other medical professionals.

Our treatment model is based on that of the world-renowned Castle Craig Hospital in Scotland, and we are proud to bring 30+ years of experience in treating drug and alcohol addiction to Ireland.

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The Benefits of Our Residential Programme

Higher Rehab Success Rates

Many addiction specialists believe that inpatient rehabilitation programmes offer a higher success rate for the patient’s’ physical and psychological recovery than outpatient clinics.

No Temptations

One of the main advantages of a residential environment is that the patient is removed from their local drug-associated environment. Patients are able to focus on their recovery without outside distractions, temptations and the stress of everyday life. 

Cohesion of Care and Daily Routine

Patients are able to undergo detoxification and receive medical treatment while at the same time attending individual or group therapy sessions and joining in the daily routine.


The therapeutic community provides strong bonds with therapists and other patients that aid recovery.

Complementary and Holistic Therapies

Recovery isn’t only about therapy and medical care. Holistic therapies such as equine therapy, drumming and art therapy help to heal the mind; fitness sessions help to build strength and increase energy naturally; a healthy diet is provided to restore nutrients.

A Retreat from Stress

A residential treatment programme is also advised when dealing with addiction in the workplace. This can reduce executive burn-out stress and prevent the impact that alcohol and drug addiction among employees has on the business, such as:

  • Lower employee performance and quality of work;
  • Impaired skills;
  • Absenteeism;
  • Increased risk of accident;
  • Disruptive tension among colleagues.

Integrated Detox and Addiction Therapy

A typical stay at Smarmore Clinic lasts from four to six weeks, or sometimes longer depending on each patient’s individual medical and substance misuse history, the severity of their drug and alcohol addiction and treatment needs.

All medical appointments and therapy sessions are conducted onsite, where patients are accommodated in private or shared rooms. Regular, nutritious meals and healthy snacks are provided every day.

The treatment programme starts with medical care and drug or alcohol detoxification. Patients attend other activities as soon as their medical condition permits it. This includes:

And other complementary therapies, such as:

Our patients are welcome to become part of the Smarmore Castle therapeutic community and learn about the 12-Step principles, which will guide their ongoing recovery.

  • 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. A person must be ready to commit to treatment if they want to get the most out of the programme. However, there are ways in which you can encourage someone to enter rehab, one of these ways is via an intervention with a trained interventionist, who facilitates an honest discussion between family members and the individual. This is something Smarmore Castle can arrange – contact us today.

  • Which Drugs Does Smarmore Castle Detox From?

    We offer detox from any drug, 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?

    Yes. 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, please speak to our advisors if you require collection from an airport.

    We can also arrange a ‘sober transport’ service with a trusted driver, from anywhere in Ireland or Northern Ireland, at an additional cost.

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