Alcohol & Drug Rehab Clinic Near the Isle of Man


Safe & Expert Addiction Treatment & Detox

Smarmore Offers Unrivalled Facilities and Medically Managed Detox From Drugs and Alcohol.

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic, a short ferry ride from the Isle of Man, is an exclusive private residential rehab clinic providing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and behavioral addictions including gambling.

Alcohol Addiction

Drug Addiction

Our patients from the Isle of Man find both comfort and privacy in a renovated 14th-century Irish castle, housing excellent facilities including a leisure centre, gym and swimming pool. It is set within 15 acres of stunning scenery, which patients are able to explore in their leisure time.

Smarmore Castle’s treatment programme follows an abstinence-based model of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, gambling addiction and dual-diagnosis.

Our Location, Close to the Isle of Man

Smarmore Castle is located in a discreet, countryside location, between Dublin and Belfast. Patients arriving from the Isle of Man can take a ferry to Dublin or Belfast, from where we can arrange someone to meet you. Alternatively Aer Lingus and British Airways operate 45-minute flights from Ronaldsway airport to Dublin, where we can arrange a pick-up service.

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Isle of Man Alcohol Abuse Patterns

In 2013, the Isle of Man’s drug and alcohol service (DASH) estimated that there were roughly 10,000 people suffering from alcoholism on the island. In the same year, it was found that approximately one in three children in the UK lived with a parent who was a binge drinker.

Dangerous drinking patterns can begin to form at an early age – a 2009 survey among the Isle of Man’s teenage population revealed that 61% of the island’s teenagers were binge drinking, one of the highest figures among the European countries surveyed.

Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, Near the Isle of Man

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 the Isle of Man whatever their age and background. We receive patients from the Isle of Man, the rest of the UK, the EU and globally. We offer many different options for referral and admission.

Our Treatment Programme

The addiction treatment model at Smarmore Castle has been developed over 30 years by a world-renowned team of doctors and psychologists. Our residential rehabilitation programme is based on the clinically proven rehab treatment model pioneered by Castle Craig, our partner establishment in Scotland. We provide an intensive rehab programme which follows the 12 Steps Model.  

The specialist addiction therapies making up our core treatment programme include:

This is supported by a range of complementary addiction therapies, including hyperbaric oxygen therapyequine therapy and drumming therapy.

After discharge, patients receive a two year continuing care plan to help ensure their sustained abstinence.

Our programme also incorporates:

Admissions for Patients from the Isle of Man

Patients from the Isle of Man can access addiction rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic in the following ways:

We can arrange admissions within 24 hours. Contact us for more information on our straightforward admissions process.

Gamcare, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous on the Isle of Man

We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or GamCare meetings on the Isle of Man. They provide an invaluable network of support for those suffering from alcohol addiction on the Isle of Man.

From the Isle of Man? 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 the Isle of Man 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 the Isle of Man, please contact us for advice.

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Quality Assurance

Our patients’ care is our most important responsibility and therefore we are proud to have received the Intertek ISO 9001:2008 internationally-recognised accreditation for quality management. This is the world’s most established quality framework and it has recognised that we have its high-quality assurance standards in place at Smarmore Clinic.

  • 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, 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.

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