Helping you overcome alcoholism and drug addiction
We are a family-run rehab in Ireland that specialises in alcohol, drug and behavioural addictions. Patients come from all over Ireland, from Dublin to Belfast.
Treating your addiction
At Smarmore Castle, we treat many addictions, including alcoholism, drugs, prescription drugs, compulsive gambling and dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis is a co-existing mental health like depression, anxiety or trauma.
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Evidence-based treatment programme
Our highly skilled team deliver a clinically proven treatment programme based on the 12 Step philosophy, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychoeducation, Group & Individual & Complementary Therapies.
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Compassion and respect
Founded by the McCann family who has family ties in Ireland, Smarmore Castle is unique in being the only family-run rehab clinic in Ireland. Compassion and respect for our patients remain at the heart of what we do, and you can trust us to offer the very best treatment possible to achieve recovery.
Expert treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction
Our expert team of Consultant Psychiatrists, doctors, nurses and therapists work together as a multidisciplinary team to deliver an unrivalled range of therapies for our patients.
Our addiction programme delivers lasting recovery through biopsychosocial/medical assessments combined with evidence-based therapies. We treat the whole person by addressing the underlying causes of the addiction and dual diagnosis. This can include depression, anxiety and trauma.
“Together as a team, we are dedicated to your health and wellbeing, passionate about supporting you on every step of your recovery journey – through detox, rehab, recovery and beyond.”
Helping you evolve beyond addiction
We deliver high quality, effective and compassionate rehab treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, with a focus on clinical excellence.
Our Consultant Psychiatrists, Medical Director Dr Hugh Gallagher, from Dublin, and Clinical Director Professor Gerard Lynch, from Belfast, ensure that our standards are consistently high.
“We devote time to each patient in our care. We shape their treatment with the understanding that every patient is unique. As a result, we equip people with the therapeutic tools needed to achieve long-lasting recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.”
Spa facilities: improving quality of life
Your physical wellbeing is as important to us as your mental wellbeing. You will be able to build strength and stamina in our swimming pool and gym and relax in our sauna and steam room. Our spacious gym is ideal for fitness sessions with our qualified personal trainer.
Healing the whole person
Complementary rehab therapies such as equine therapy and drumming can help boost confidence, overcome negativity, calm anxiety, and reveal hidden emotions.
Our addiction specialists work together to bring you the very best chance of long term sobriety.
Dr Hugh Gallagher
Prof. Gerard Lynch
Our beautiful Irish location
Smarmore Castle is set amid the rolling green hills of County Louth. Dating back to the 14th century, Smarmore Castle has been purposely refurbished by the McCann family to provide a peaceful and calm setting for our patients to recover from addiction. Our beautiful woodland gardens offer a chance to connect with nature in privacy.
The only rehab clinic in Ireland with a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym, Smarmore Castle delivers a complete holistic package of wellness that includes swimming, aqua aerobics fitness and yoga.
Reaching out at a time of crisis can be a difficult step, but it is the first step you will take on the road to recovery. We are a family-run clinic, and compassion and respect are at the heart of all that we do. When you call us on our helpline, you will reach our admissions staff or nursing team, who will be able to listen to your questions and guide you through the best options for your recovery in complete confidentiality.
I feel like a new person, and I’m starting a new life. The care you receive is second to none. I would say it’s the leading treatment centre in Ireland.
Funding privately and with insurance
Whether you are paying for your rehab treatment privately or through private health insurance, Smarmore Castle has an option to suit everyone. We welcome insurance payments from VHI, AXA Health, HSE, GeoBlue, St Paul’s Garda, ESB Medical Provident Fund. If you wish to pay privately, we can offer advice on receiving tax relief on the cost of payment.