Safe & Expert Addiction Treatment & Detox
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.
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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.
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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:
- As a private patient
- Through a private healthcare insurance plan
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 therapy, group therapy, CBT, Trauma therapy, grief therapy, and family therapy. We also offer a range of complementary addiction therapies to patients, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, equine 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.
Free & Confidential Addiction Assessment
Taking the first step in seeking help can be very difficult, our team is here to help you.
Contact Us for Addiction Advice
The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programme, admissions, 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.
- 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.