Smarmore Castle Drug & Alcohol Rehab
Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is a residential rehab clinic that provides treatment for alcohol, drug and prescription drug addiction and gambling addiction. We also treat dual diagnosis conditions. We are located in County Louth, Ireland, just a two-hour drive north of Kilkenny. The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions.
- Alcohol Addiction
- Drug Addiction
Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Kilkenny, Ireland
Illicit Drug Abuse Kilkenny
In 2013, in Kilkenny, the second most treated drug addiction after alcohol was heroin. The South East region of Ireland, including Kilkenny, had the highest number of problem drug users treated between 2005-2010 compared to the rest of Ireland. In Ireland, the number of deaths attributed to drug use among adults aged 15-64 was 71.1 deaths per million in Ireland in 2013, which is greater than three times the European average of 19.2 deaths per million.
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Alcohol Consumption Kilkenny
The rate of alcohol consumption in Kilkenny is also high compared to other European countries. A 2014 study found that 39% of Irish people aged over 15 had engaged in binge drinking in the previous 30 days.
Ireland had the second-highest binge drinking rates among the 194 countries surveyed. In 2011, Kilkenny was one of the counties in Ireland with the highest rates of alcohol consumption, along with Dublin, Cork and Waterford.
In 2015, among those drinking at harmful levels, 15% thought that their drinking in the past year had negatively affected their health, while 22% believed they should reduce the volume they drink.
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 Kilkenny
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 Kilkenny. We receive patients from Dublin, Kilkenny, wider Ireland, the UK, EU and the rest of the world. We offer many different options for referral and admission.
Admissions for Patients From Kilkenny and the Rest of Ireland
Patients from Kilkenny and the rest of the Republic of Ireland can access detoxification and addiction rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle 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.
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Our Addiction Treatment Programme
At Smarmore Castle, our expert team of therapists, nurses and doctors are led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist. We provide an intensive, structured 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
- Complementary addiction therapies
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Continuing care after discharge.
Our Location, 2 Hours From Kilkenny
Smarmore Castle is situated just 2 hours from Kilkenny, 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.
Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous Kilkenny
We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending peer support groups in Kilkenny. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are organised across Ireland, in Dublin, Cork, Tipperary, Limmerick, Galway, among others. They provide an invaluable network of support for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in Kilkenny, Ireland. They help people from Kilkenny to achieve sobriety through a 12-step programme.
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Contact Us for Advice
The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programme, admissions, or funding. If you are from Kilkenny and are thinking of entering rehab or if you are a family member, friend or employer of someone who is suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction in Kilkenny, please contact us for advice.
- 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.