Addiction Problems Among the Elderly

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Drug Addiction Rehab for Over 65s

People aged 65 and over experience a number of difficult life changes. These can include retirement, the death of a spouse, friends or family, deteriorating health, and impaired mobility. When faced with these issues, it is not uncommon for elderly people to turn to alcohol or prescription drugs as a way of coping. This is especially true if they do not have an adequate support network.

In many cases, the elderly person will not attempt to get help themselves. This might be because they hold negative attitudes, such as believing that there is no point trying to change at their age. If they have become isolated then they may not realise that their behaviour is unhealthy. Alternatively, they may be in denial about the extent of their problem. This means that it is essential that relatives or friends of the elderly person take action if they notice a change in their behaviour.

Whatever your age, it is vital to get help for addiction problems. It’s never too late to make a full recovery, and begin to enjoy a sober life. A number of senior patients have been successfully for alcohol and drug addiction at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic.

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If you are aged over 65 and struggling with alcohol or drug addiction problems, please contact us now for advice and information about treatment options. If you know an elderly person who is suffering from addiction, then encourage them to access treatment immediately.

Smarmore Castle’s Rehab Programme

Our highly effective treatment model has been successfully rehabilitating patients for over 30 years. The programme incorporates a number of specialised addiction therapies as well as complementary therapies. Our holistic care takes into account the patient’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. In addition, we offer excellent facilities, and a programme of exercise and healthy meals.

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Learn more about what makes Smarmore Castle a leading private addiction rehab clinic in Ireland.
  • 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. A person must be ready to commit to treatment if they want to get the most out of the programme. However, there are ways in which you can encourage someone to enter rehab, one of these ways is via an intervention with a trained interventionist, who facilitates an honest discussion between family members and the individual. This is something Smarmore Castle can arrange – contact us today.

  • Which Drugs Does Smarmore Castle Detox From?

    We offer detox from any drug, 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?

    Yes. 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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