Drug & Alcohol Rehab & Detox Dublin
Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is a residential clinic providing detox and rehab treatment for alcohol, drug and behavioural addictions, including gambling. We are located in County Louth, Ireland, just a one hour drive from Dublin.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Dublin, Ireland
Alcohol Consumption Dublin
The rate of alcohol consumption in Dublin is high compared to other cities and countries in Europe. In 2015, the average Irish person consumed a volume of alcohol equal to 46 litres of vodka. In 2011, Dublin and the surrounding areas had some of the highest rates of alcohol consumption compared to the rest of Ireland. In 2014, more than half of drinkers aged 18-75 were classified as ‘harmful drinkers’, and Ireland was found to have one of the highest rates of binge drinking in Europe. Among these drinkers, 6.9% were classified as dependent, and therefore in need of addiction treatment.
Gambling Problems Dublin
The Irish Medical Association estimates that 1% of the Irish adult population experiences gambling addiction problems.
Drug Use Problems Dublin
In 2008-2010 the regions surrounding Dublin had the highest number of patients treated for problem drug use compared to other counties in Ireland. In 2014, among Irish patients accessing treatment for drug abuse, 50% suffered primarily with opioid addiction, 28% with cannabis, and 9% with cocaine. The number of deaths resulting from drug use has steadily increased since 2003. In 2012, 189 deaths were recorded, while in 2014, the number rose to 219.
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Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Dublin
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 Dublin. We receive patients from Dublin, wider Ireland, the UK, EU and further afield. We offer many different options for referral and admission.
Our Addiction 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 and includes a fast admissions process,
- Our treatment programme is based on the clinically proven 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.
Our Location, One Hour from Dublin
Smarmore Castle is situated just one hour from Dublin, 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. It is set within 15 acres of scenic landscape, which patients are able to explore in their leisure time.
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Admissions for Patients from Dublin
Patients from Dublin and the rest of the Republic of Ireland can access drug detoxification and addiction rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic in the following ways:
- As a private patient or with insurance
- Through the EU cross-border healthcare directive, if based within the EU
- 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.