What is Residential Rehab?

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A residential rehabilitation treatment facility is one where patients live in the addiction clinic for the whole of the rehab treatment programme.

The Benefits of Residential Rehab

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.

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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

In residential rehab 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.

Residential Rehab in Ireland

Smarmore Clinic offers a comprehensive residential addiction treatment programme in Ireland, County Louth, near Ardee and Drogheda and only 45 minutes away from Dublin by train.

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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.

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