Treatment Effectiveness

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

Smarmore Castle follows the Castle Craig Model of addiction treatment, which is founded on a solid evidence base. Research produced by numerous studies indicates that residential rehabilitation is the best form of care for people with alcohol or drug addiction, and a strong theoretical foundation underpins our treatment philosophy.The treatment programme that we provide hinges on evidence-based therapies.

Although a new addiction centre, Smarmore Castle follows the same clinically proven treatment model as Castle Craig, our partner establishment based in Scotland. Studies of patient outcomes for this treatment programme demonstrate its high success rates for ensuring long-lasting abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

The following studies were conducted with former patients of Castle Craig. These results are applicable to Smarmore Castle as it follows the same clinically proven treatment model.

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Outcomes from a Cohort of Patients at Castle Craig Hospital, 2015

  • 73.4% of former patients of Castle Craig were completely abstinent from drugs or alcohol at the time of follow-up (around one year after end of treatment).
  • 91.8% of former patients either had reduced drug or alcohol use or were completely abstinent.
  • 81.6% were classified as a “good outcome” by independent verifiers.
  • These results indicate the success of our treatment. The study was carried out using scientifically approved methods and was verified by independent reviewers.

Over 40 Years of Experience Treating Addiction

Evidence-Based Therapy In Relaxing, Comfortable Surroundings

Outcomes from a Cohort of Patients at Castle Craig Hospital, 2010

  • 61% of former Castle Craig patients contacted were totally abstinent from drugs or alcohol at time of follow-up (67 weeks after end of treatment)
  • 89% of former patients were either completely abstinent or using drugs and alcohol less

Outcome Study for cocaine addicted patients at Castle Craig Hospital, 2007 

  • 66% of former patients were completely abstinent from alcohol or drugs at time of follow-up (3-5 years after end of treatment)
  • 84% of former patients were either completely abstinent or using drugs and alcohol less

Safe Detoxification from Drugs & Alcohol

Managed by our Medical Director, Psychiatrist, Doctors and Nurses.

Patient satisfaction survey 2015

Castle Craig surveyed 250 former patients between July and December 2015. Of those questioned, 98% classified their treatment as either excellent, very good or good.

Categories which received excellent, very good or good feedback from over 90% of former patients included nursing care (95%), detoxification (97%), individual therapy and group therapy (99%), staff support and family therapy (100%).

At Smarmore Castle, we closely replicate both the treatment model and facilities offered by Castle Craig. Therefore, we have every hope that our residential rehabilitation programme is just as effective. In time, we will conduct and publish our own patient outcome surveys to illustrate this.

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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. 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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