Addiction Problems in Women

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Our residential rehab model incorporates evidence-based therapies, 12 Step philosophy and medical care.

Experiencing addiction problems is devastating for anyone, but in some respects it can prove even more damaging to women. Women are generally more susceptible to the physical ravages of addiction, due to differences in biology.

In addition, they are more likely to develop psychological issues in association with addiction such as depression, trauma, or shame. Although men are more likely to become addicted to alcohol or drugs, some research suggests that addicted women may find it more difficult to stop using substances.  

Help for Women Dealing with Addiction Issues

This section of the site is devoted to discussing gender specific issues experienced by women with addiction problems. It provides help and guidance for women suffering with addiction, whether it is you, your mother, sister, daughter or other female family member or friend.

At Smarmore Castle, we provide comprehensive and effective treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, as well as co-occurring psychological issues such as eating disorders or behavioral addictions. The earlier treatment is accessed, the greater the likelihood of a full recovery. Contact us now to discuss treatment options.

Personalised Treatment

We thoroughly assess each patient in order to build a comprehensive, personalised treatment plan.
  • 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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