Safe & Expert Addiction Treatment & Detox
“At Smarmore Castle we provide compassionate care to those suffering from alcoholism and other addictions, by treating the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the disease.”
Smarmore Castle Private Clinic, near Liverpool, is a residential rehab clinic providing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and behavioural addictions including gambling. We are located near Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland.
Patients coming from Liverpool can take the ferry to Dublin (7.5 hours) and then drive to our location (one hour). Alternatively, patients can fly to Dublin from Liverpool airport (one hour). We provide the highest quality and most effective treatment for patients suffering from alcohol, drug and gambling addiction in Liverpool.
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Our Location, Close to Liverpool
Smarmore Castle is situated just two hours’ journey from Liverpool, in a stunning, countryside location near Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. Patients will find both comfort and privacy in a renovated 14th-century castle, housing excellent facilities including a leisure centre, gym and swimming pool. It is set within 15 acres of scenic landscape, which patients are able to explore in their leisure time.
Liverpool Alcohol and Drug Abuse
In the UK, one in 12 people aged 16 to 59 had taken a drug in 2015/16 (8.4%). In 2014, it was reported that Liverpool was the ‘drug death capital’ of the UK, with a higher mortality rate than greater London (13 per 100,000). Subsequently, in 2016, it was reported that Liverpool had the highest hospital admission rates for drug use compared to the rest of the UK.
In 2011, 39% of men and 28% of women surveyed in the UK had drunk over the recommended limit in the past week. From 2009 to 2012, Liverpool was one of the worst cities in the UK in terms of the prevalence of alcohol abuse. Liverpool had the highest rate of alcohol-related hospital admissions in 2012 of any UK city apart from Manchester.
Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, Near Liverpool
At Smarmore Castle, our mission is to provide the highest quality and most effective treatment for our patients and those suffering from alcohol, drug and gambling addiction in Liverpool. We receive patients from Liverpool, the UK, the EU and further afield. We offer many different options for referral and admission.
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Admissions for Patients From Liverpool and the Rest of the UK
Patients from Liverpool and the rest of Northern Ireland can access drug detoxification and addiction rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic either as a private patient or through a private medical insurance plan.
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Our Addictions Treatment Programme
The addiction treatment model at Smarmore Castle has been developed over 30 years by a world-renowned team of doctors and psychologists. We provide an intensive rehab programme that follows the 12 Steps Model. The programme incorporates a rapid admissions process, during which the patient receives a full medical assessment and physical examination. They will then begin a period of detoxification from alcohol and drugs, which is closely monitored by our medical team. Our core treatment programme is made up of specialist addiction therapies including individual therapy, group therapy, CBT, Trauma therapy, grief therapy and family therapy.
Our residential rehabilitation treatment programme is based on the clinically proven rehab treatment model pioneered by Castle Craig, our partner establishment in Scotland. At Smarmore Castle, our expert team of therapists, nurses and doctors are led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist.
It is supported by a range of complementary addiction therapies, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, equine therapy and drumming therapy. For patients suffering psychological conditions such as depression or eating disorders in addition to addiction problems, we offer dual diagnosis treatment.
Patients enjoy access to our 22-metre indoor heated swimming pool with a sauna and steam room, gym and sports with our fitness instructor.
In addition, patients can explore the 16 acres of private gardens surrounding Smarmore Castle.
When they complete our rehab programme, patients continue to be supported by our continuing care plan.
Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Liverpool
You may wish to begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending peer support groups in Liverpool. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are organised across Liverpool.
They provide an invaluable network of support for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in Liverpool.
Contact Us for Addiction Advice Near Liverpool
The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programme. If you are from Liverpool and are thinking of entering rehab or if you are the family member, friend or employer of someone who is suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction in Liverpool, please contact us for advice.
Alcohol and Drug Detox Near Liverpool
At Smarmore Castle, the first stage of the recovery process is detoxing from all drugs and alcohol. Firstly, the patient meets with our consultant psychiatrist so they can obtain details about the patient’s history of drug or alcohol abuse.
The patient also receives a full medical assessment, and this information is used to devise a detox plan under medical management.
Detoxing from alcohol and drugs can be dangerous if done abruptly, or without medical supervision, so we take care to develop a plan which takes into account all of the relevant health factors. If you wish to learn more about detoxing at Smarmore Castle, please visit this page.
- 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?
- 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.
Smarmore, Ardee, Co. Louth, A92 YY22, Ireland
+353 (0) 41 214 5111