Annual Reunion 2022

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Celebrate Your Recovery With Us at Smarmore Castle

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We are excited to host the first-ever Smarmore Castle reunion, on Sunday 11th September, in Recovery Month. This is a free event is for Smarmore Castle Alumni (former patients) as well as long-standing friends and staff of the clinic. We are sure that many of you will welcome the chance to come back to the place where your recovery started and see old friends and meet new ones.

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When: Sunday, 11th September 2022

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Where: At Smarmore Castle, Ardee

Families welcome!

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The day will involve speeches from our Clinic Manager, Keith Cassidy, alumni, and guest speakers. Lunch and tea and coffee will be provided.

10 am – Tea, coffee, and biscuits

11:30 – Please take your seats in the marquee

Welcome and introduction: Dominic McCann, CEO

Recovery Guest Speaker: Stephen Dansiger

12:45 – Lunch: BBQ

Desserts will be served in the Board Room

Accompanied by music

14:30 – Afternoon Fellowship gathering with invited speakers from the Friends of Castle Craig

16:00 – Tea, coffee, and shortbread before departure

Guest Speaker

We are delighted to confirm our guest speaker, Dr. Steve, will be coming to us all the way from the United States.

Speaker bio:

Dr. Steve played CBGB and Max’s Kansas City in the late 70s; drank, played in a toy rock band and then got sober in the 80s; became an international social justice/diversity educator and rocker again in the 90s; and is now a sought after consultant, trainer, clinician, writer and meditation teacher.

Dr. Steve is the author of several books including Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers (2016), EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care (coauthored with Jamie Marich, 2017), Mindfulness for Anger Management (2018) and coauthored Trauma and the 12 Steps: A Trauma Responsive Workbook, as well as Trauma and the 12 Steps: Daily Meditations & Reflections – both companion pieces to the updated Trauma and the 12 Steps by Dr. Jamie Marich.

B.A. Interdisciplinary Communications, SUNY Empire State College
PsyD Clinical Psychology, California Southern University
Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI), University of Pennsylvania, 3rd Cohort
EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist

Getting Here

Guests are invited to arrange their own transport and parking will be provided onsite.

For those that wish to stay in the area for the weekend, there are a number of hotels nearby.

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Find Us

Smarmore Castle is located near Ardee, County Louth, about 45 minutes north of Dublin, Republic of Ireland and 1.5 hours south of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Smarmore, Ardee, Co. Louth, A92 YY22, Ireland

+353 (0) 41 214 5111

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