Drug & Alcohol Rehab from Derry
Smarmore Castle Private Clinic, near Derry, is a residential rehab clinic providing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and behavioural addictions including gambling. We are located very close to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, in County Louth, just a three hour drive from Derry.If you are from Derry or know someone who is suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction in Derry, please contact us for advice.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Derry
In Northern Ireland, in 2015/16, it was found that a fifth of the population drank above the recommended weekly allowance. In 2014, it was estimated that 170,000 adults in Northern Ireland drink at dangerous levels. In 2011/12, approximately 12,000 people were admitted to hospital because of alcohol related emergencies. Alcohol use in Ireland killed almost three times as many people as drug use in Northern Ireland in 2014. In 2009, the western region of Ireland, including Derry, had the second highest rate of alcohol-related deaths (18.1 per 100,000), after the Belfast area. In 2011, the Derry area had the second highest prevalence of alcohol consumption, with 72% of the population drinking.
In the western region of Northern Ireland, including Derry, cannabis was reported as the most commonly used drug for those presenting to drug treatment in 2014/15. In 2014/15, in the Derry region, 50% of those accessing drug treatment had used stimulant drugs, higher than any other region of Northern Ireland.
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Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Derry
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 Derry. We receive patients from Derry, Ireland, the UK, EU and further afield. We offer many different options for referral and admission.
Admissions for Patients from Derry and the Rest of Ireland
Safe Detoxification from Drugs & Alcohol
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. The programme was pioneered by our co-founder, Dr Margaret McCann, who grew up in Marghera, Co. Derry. We provide an intensive rehab programme which follows the 12 Steps Model. The programme incorporates a rapid admissions process, during which the patient receives a full medical assessment and physical examination. They will then begin a period of detoxification from alcohol and drugs, which is closely monitored by our medical team. Our core treatment programme is made up of specialist addiction therapies including individual therapy, group therapy, CBT, Trauma therapy, grief therapy and family therapy.
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.
It is supported by a range of complementary addiction therapies, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, equine therapy and drumming therapy. For patients suffering psychological conditions such as depression or eating disorders in addition to addiction problems, we offer dual diagnosis treatment.
Patients enjoy access to our 22 metre indoor heated swimming pool with a saunaWe welcome all patients from Isle of Man. Smarmore is a leading addiction treatment centre that specialises in drugs, alcohol and gambling 50 minutes from Dublin. and steam room, gym and sports with our fitness instructor. In addition, patients can explore the 16 acres of private gardens surrounding Smarmore Castle.
When they complete our rehab programme, patients continue to be supported by our continuing care plan.
Our Location, Three Hours from Derry
Smarmore Castle is situated just three hours from Derry, 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. It is set within 16 acres of scenic landscape, which patients are able to explore in their leisure time.
Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous in Derry
We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by attending peer support groups in Derry. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are organised across Northern Ireland, in Derry, Newtownabbey, and Bangor, among others. They provide an invaluable network of support for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in Derry, Northern Ireland.
The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programme. If you are from Derry 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 Derry, please contact us for advice.
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Drumming Therapy at Smarmore Castle
Alongside our intensive programme of individual and group counselling, patients at Smarmore Castle experience a number of complementary therapies as part of their treatment. Our complementary therapies form an essential part of our holistic approach to treatment, which emphasises spiritual healing as much as physical and psychological health.
Drumming therapy will soon be incorporated into our treatment programme. This is a hugely popular form of therapy that has received positive feedback from patients in rehab centres across the UK for many years. Playing the drums in a therapeutic, group setting helps patients to relieve stress. This joyful, high intensity activity allows them to channel pent-up emotions and energy. Afterwards, patients report a more focused mind, as well as better interactions with people around them. Other complementary therapies offered at Smarmore Castle include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, aquatherapy, and equine therapy.
- 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.