Safe & Expert Addiction Treatment & Detox
Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is an inpatient centre for the treatment of alcohol, drug and gambling addiction. We are located in County Louth, Ireland, just a 3 hour drive from Galway.If you are from Galway and are thinking of entering rehab or if you are seeking treatment for someone else, contact us.
Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Galway, Ireland
Safe Detoxification from Drugs & Alcohol
Alcohol Problems Galway
In Galway, Ireland, there is a high proportion of heavy and problem drinkers. In 2016, 42% of drinkers reported consuming more than six drinks on a typical drinking day, and 55% were classified as hazardous drinkers. Twenty-two per cent of drinkers were diagnosed with alcohol abuse, and 11% were found to be dependent on alcohol. This is substantially higher than the rate of alcohol dependence for Ireland as a whole, which is 6.9%.
Smarmore Castle Quality Assurance policy and associated protocols are supported by frameworks such as:
- The Intertek ISO international accreditation standards
- The Professional frameworks for Smarmore Castle staff e.g. IMC, NMBI, ACI
- The Mental Health Commission Standards
Drug Abuse Galway
In Galway, in 2014, alcohol was the primary drug causing addiction problems (53%). This was followed by opiates (26%) and cannabis (15%). In Ireland, the number of deaths attributed to drug use among adults aged 15-64 was 71.1 deaths per million in 2013, more than three times the European average of 19.2 deaths per million.
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 Galway
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 Galway. We receive patients from Dublin, Galway, wider Ireland, the UK, EU and internationally. We offer many different options for referral and admission for those from Galway and the rest of Ireland.
Our Rehab Treatment Programme
We facilitate one of Ireland’s most successful 12-step rehab programme
Our treatment programme is based on the clinically proven 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 doctors and psychologists. At Smarmore Castle, our expert team of therapists, nurses and doctors are led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist.
Admissions for Patients from Galway and the Rest of Ireland
Patients from Galway and the rest of the Republic of Ireland can access detox and addiction rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic in the following ways:
- As a private patient
- Through a private medical insurance plan
- Through the EU cross-border healthcare directive, if based within another EU country.
If you are from Galway and need more information on getting access to residential rehab for alcohol, drug or gambling addiction, contact us for more information on our admissions process.
Free & Confidential Addiction Assessment
Taking the first step in seeking help can be very difficult, our team is here to help you.
Our Location, 3 Hours from Galway
Smarmore Castle is situated just 3 hours from Galway, 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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- 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, 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.