Alcohol and Drug Rehab near Carlow

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic outside in autumn

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Near Carlow

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

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is a residential rehab clinic providing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and behavioral addictions including gambling. We are located in County Louth, Ireland, just a 50-minute drive from Carlow. Patients from Carlow can access addiction rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic.

Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Carlow, Ireland

Carlow Alcohol Abuse

In 2011, Carlow had low alcohol consumption rates compared to other Irish counties, however, in 2012 it had one of the highest numbers of patients treated for problem alcohol use relative to the rest of Ireland. The Irish population as a whole drinks large quantities of alcohol compared to other countries in Europe.

The average Irish person over 15 years old drank 10.93 litres of pure alcohol in 2015. In 2014, among drinkers in Ireland aged 18-75, 6.9% were found to be dependent on alcohol. Alcohol dependence was most common among 18-24 year olds (14.7%). Over-consumption of alcohol has tragic results, with the rate of alcohol-related liver disease trebling in Ireland between 1995 and 2013.

Safe Detoxification from Drugs & Alcohol

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

Carlow Drug Abuse Rates

The South East region of Ireland, including Waterford, had the highest number of problem drug users treated between 2005-2010, compared to the rest of Ireland. Drug use among young people in Ireland is growing, with the use of ecstasy among 15-24-year-olds quadrupling between 2011 and 2015. In 2016, Ireland came near the top of a number of countries in terms of the rate of medical problems caused by ecstasy and alcohol. Drug-related deaths have shown an upward trend between 2009 and 2014.

Gambling Problems Ireland

The Irish Medical Association estimates that 1% of the Irish adult population experiences gambling addiction problems.

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Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Carlow

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 Carlow. We receive patients from Dublin, Carlow, wider Ireland, the UK, EU and the rest of the world. We offer many different options for referral and admission.

Our staff are dedicated to assisting those who seek our help to achieve stable abstinence, empowering them, so they may enjoy a fulfilling, sober, meaningful and productive life in recovery.

Admissions for Patients from Carlow and the Rest of Ireland

Patients from Carlow and the rest of the Republic of Ireland can access detox and addiction rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic in the following ways:

Contact us for more information on our admissions process.

Treatment Programme

At Smarmore Castle, our expert team of therapists, nurses and doctors are led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist.

Smarmore Castle  provides a clinically proven, 12-step-based rehab programme which includes:

  • Rapid admissions process,
  • Thorough medical assessment and full physical examination,
  • Detoxification from alcohol and drugs, managed by our medical team,
  • Specialist addiction therapies include individual therapy, group therapy, CBT, Trauma therapy, grief therapy,
  • Complementary addiction therapies, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, equine therapy and drumming therapy,
  • Dual diagnosis treatment including eating disorders and depression,
  • Use of our 22-metre indoor heated swimming pool with sauna and steam room, gym and sports with our fitness instructor,
  • 16 acres of private gardens,
  • Family therapy programme,
  • Continuing care after discharge.

Our addiction treatment programme is based on the clinically proven rehab treatment model pioneered by Castle Craig, our partner establishment in Scotland. This addiction treatment model has been developed over 30 years by a world-renowned team of therapists, nurses and doctors, led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist.

Our Location, 50 Minutes from Carlow

Smarmore Castle is situated just 50 minutes from Carlow, in a stunning, countryside location in County Louth. Patients will find both comfort and privacy in a renovated 14th-century castle, housing excellent facilities including a leisure centre, gym and swimming pool.

Carlow Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous

We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending peer support groups in Carlow. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are organised across Ireland, in Dublin, Cork, Tipperary, Limerick, Galway, among others. They provide an invaluable network of support for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in Carlow, Ireland. They help people from Carlow to achieve sobriety through a 12-step programme.

Contact Our Team for Advice

If you are from Carlow 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 Carlow, please contact us for advice. The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programme, admissions, or funding.

  • 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, 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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