Safe & Expert Addiction Treatment & Detox
At Smarmore Castle we welcome our patients’ feedback about our services, the treatment they received, and the attitude of our staff, as we aim to constantly improve the care we give to each patient to excellent standards.
We keep in touch with our former patients and are glad to receive notes and letters from the therapists that helped them during their time at Smarmore. We cherish their words and experiences as they point out Smarmore Castle’s greatest achievement: helping our patients build their pathway to recovery from addiction.
Below we have published a small selection of the messages and feedback notes we have received from our patients since Smarmore Castle Private Clinic’s opening in December 2015. Our patients’ confidentiality is one of our most treasured values. To this end, their names remain anonymous.
The genuine interest and friendliness shown by all staff was a very important part of the experience.
Care and kindness is exemplary and beyond reproach.
Staff excellent, caring and compassionate, first class.
Staff very kind and approachable and helped a lot.
Staff support is excellent.
Nursing staff very professional.
Medical and nursing care first class.
I will highly recommend Smarmore.
Fantastic food, brilliant variety and well balanced.
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– Patient Satisfaction Survey Report, July 2016 – January 2017
Outstanding, couldn’t ask for better.
Extraordinary would highly recommend.
The staff are amazing.
The food was incredible, staff absolute gems.
– Patient Satisfaction Survey Report, November 2015 – May 2016
Over 40 Years of Experience Treating Addiction
- 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.