Smarmore Castle is a residential rehab clinic which provides treatment for alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions, including gambling. We are located in County Louth, Ireland, just a 2.5 hour drive from Waterford.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Waterford, Ireland
Alcohol Problems Waterford
In 2011, Waterford was one of the counties in Ireland with the highest rates of alcohol consumption, along with Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny. This is reflected in the high number of patients admitted to treatment services for problem alcohol use in Waterford, in 2012, compared to other Irish counties. The average Irish person consumed the equivalent of 46 litres of vodka in 2015. The volume of alcohol consumed in Ireland nearly trebled between 1960 and 2001. Over-consumption of alcohol has tragic results, with the number of cases of alcohol-related cancers in women predicted to double by 2020.
Drug Abuse Waterford
Drug use rates in Ireland are also higher than other countries in Europe. 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. 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.
Gambling Problems Ireland
The Irish Medical Association estimates that 1% of the Irish adult population experiences gambling addiction problems.
Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Waterford
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 Waterford. We receive patients from Dublin, Waterford, wider Ireland, the UK, EU and the rest of the world. We offer many different options for referral and admission.
Admissions for Patients from Waterford and the Rest of Ireland
- As a private patient
- Through a private medical insurance plan
- Through the EU cross-border healthcare directive, if based within another EU country.
Contact us for more information on our admissions process.
Addiction Treatment Programme
- Rapid admissions process,
- Thorough medical assessment and full physical examination,
- Detoxification from alcohol and drugs, managed by our medical team,
- Specialist addiction therapies including 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 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.
Our Location, 2.5 hours from Waterford
Smarmore Castle is situated just 2.5 hours from Waterford, 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.
We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending peer support groups in Waterford. 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 Waterford, Ireland. They help people from Waterford to achieve sobriety through a 12-step programme.
The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programme, admissions, or funding. If you are from Waterford 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 Waterford, please contact us now for advice.