Alcohol and Drug Rehab near Craigavon


Smarmore Castle Private Clinic, near Craigavon, is a residential rehab clinic providing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and behavioral addictions including gambling. We are located very close to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, in County Louth, just a one hour drive from Craigavon.Smarmore Castle is situated just one hour from Craigavon, in a stunning, countryside location.

Craigavon Alcohol and Drug Abuse

In 2014, an estimated 170,000 people drank at dangerous levels in Northern Ireland. Over-consumption of alcohol can have dire consequences; alcohol binges accounted for 12,000 admissions to hospital in 2011/12. Craigavon and the southern region of the country had the lowest alcohol consumption rates for the country in 2011. Reflecting this, the Craigavon region had the lowest rate of alcohol-related deaths in 2009.

In 2014/15, among patients admitted to drug treatment, the most commonly used drug was cannabis. In the Craigavon region, a third of these patients had used cocaine. Patients from the Craigavon region also reported the highest rate of ecstasy use (13%). Mephedrone was also popular in the Craigavon area, with a fifth of patients having used it before.

Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Craigavon

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 Craigavon. We receive patients from Craigavon, Northern Ireland, the UK, EU and further afield. We offer many different options for referral and admission.

Admissions for Patients from Craigavon and the Rest of Northern Ireland

Patients from Craigavon and the rest of Northern Ireland can access drug detoxification and addiction rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic in the following ways:

Contact us for more information on our admissions process.

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 which follows the 12 Steps Model, and offers a rapid admissions process. As soon as they arrive, the patient completes a thorough medical assessment and physical examination. This is crucial to forming the patient’s personalised detox and treatment plans. Our medical team closely manages the detoxification stage, in order to minimise the physical and psychological discomfort experienced by the patient.

Specialist addiction therapies forming our core treatment programme include individual therapygroup therapyCBTTrauma therapygrief therapy, and family therapy. We also offer a range of complementary addiction therapies to patients, including hyperbaric oxygen therapyequine therapy and drumming therapy.

Patients suffering from a psychological condition such as depression or an eating disorder in addition to a primary diagnosis of alcohol or drug addiction can access dual diagnosis treatment.

In their leisure time, patients can enjoy access to our 22 metre indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room, gym and sports with our fitness instructor. They are also able to explore our scenic 16 acres of private gardens.

All patients receive a personally tailored two year continuing care plan after discharge to help ensure their sustained recovery.

Our Location, one hour from Craigavon

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

Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous in Craigavon

We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by attending peer support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). These meetings are organised across Northern Ireland, in Craigavon, Belfast, Derry, and Lisburn, among others. They provide an invaluable network of support for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in Craigavon, Northern Ireland.

Contact us for Addiction Advice

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

Family Therapy for Addictions near Craigavon, Northern Ireland

Involving family and friends in the recovery process is hugely beneficial for patients. It helps to ensure that they have a strong network to support them both during and after their treatment at Smarmore Castle. Our family therapy helps family and friends to understand the disease of addiction and learn how best to support the patient throughout their recovery process. If you wish to learn more about family therapy at Smarmore Castle, please visit our dedicated page.


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