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Smarmore Castle Drug & Alcohol Rehab

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

Arriving at Smarmore Rehab Clinic

Our administrative and nursing staff greet patients and their family on arrival at our residential rehab clinic.

The nurse informs new patients of the daily routine, visiting arrangements, guidelines and procedures and answers any questions they have about our rehab programme. All patients undergo a thorough and comprehensive medical assessment.

Assessment on Arrival

A thorough and comprehensive medical assessment is undertaken shortly after arrival, which begins before admission and continues during the subsequent days following admission.

Family Counselling Sessions

We have trained family therapists available and encourage the families of addicts to be involved from the very beginning of treatment.

Over 40 Years of Experience Treating Addiction

Evidence-Based Therapy In Relaxing, Comfortable Surroundings

Orientation and Mentoring

At Smarmore Castle new patients receive a warm and caring welcome, both from staff and also from fellow patients. All bedrooms are en-suite.

A welcome pack is given to all new patients and contains:

  • An overview of the treatment timetable,
  • Guidelines and procedures,
  • Details of visiting times,
  • Some written assessments.

Following the medical assessment, patients meet with a senior therapist who explains the treatment approach and answers any questions the patient has.

New patients are assigned a ‘mentor’ from among their peers who will show them around and introduce them to the rest of the community.

Personalised Treatment

We thoroughly assess each patient in order to build a comprehensive, personalised treatment plan.


Our range of bedrooms are designed to facilitate recovery and all afford comfort, privacy and assist recovery.

We believe that sharing a bedroom facilitates mutual support between patients and offers the chance to engage and share with each other. This limits the isolation which so often accompanies drink and drug use.

We have found that for those patients who experience anxiety, depression and low self-esteem sharing a bedroom not only heightens camaraderie but also strengthens relationships within treatment which in turn leads to a greater willingness to share and participate. Shared bedrooms are particularly important as a safeguard for patients going through detox.

Our bedrooms accommodate 2, 3 or 4 people. All rooms are single-sex and en-suite to assure privacy and dignity. The rooms are large and offer personal space, storage space and stunning views across the countryside.

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Learn more about who we are and why we are the leading private addiction rehab clinic in Ireland.
  • 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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