Exercise and Fitness

Smarmore Castle Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Smarmore Offers Unrivalled Facilities and Medically Managed Detox From Drugs and Alcohol.

Smarmore Leisure Centre

22 Metre Swimming Pool

Our large swimming pool is perfect for swimming and aqua-aerobics. Our aquatic fitness training instructor provides a range of activities such as aqua aerobics and aqua yoga. The feeling of weightlessness when exercising in water has been found to have a calming and de-stressing effect.Exercise gives the body the physical strength to overcome addiction.

Sauna and Steam Rooms

Our patients can relax after swimming sessions in our sauna and steam rooms. 

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Our gym has a variety of fitness machines. 

Yoga and Pilates

Yoga and Pilates sessions are also provided by our fitness staff.

Outdoor Activities

Our 16 acres of gardens and parkland are ideal for outdoor activities such as walking and jogging.

Exercise & Fitness in Rehab

Exercise is an integral part of rehab and we make sure that all patients have a minimum of three fitness sessions per week.

Patients usually enter treatment in a poor physical state due to years of drug and alcohol abuse. Exercise gives the body the physical and mental strength to overcome addiction and suppresses drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms, helping patients focus on their recovery. 

Relapse Prevention

Exercise releases feel-good endorphins which reduce depression and anxiety and increase positivity and self-esteem. It is an important relapse prevention tool.

Free & Confidential Addiction Assessment

Taking the first step in seeking help can be very difficult, our team is here to help you.

  • 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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