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Alcohol and Drug Rehab near Manchester


Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is a residential rehab clinic providing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and behavioral addictions including gambling. We are located a short one hour flight away from Manchester, near Dublin.

Getting Here from Manchester

Smarmore Castle is located a short flight from Manchester, airlines operate flights for as little as £19 one-way with several flights operating daily. Our private clinic is based in a scenic, countryside location, one hour’s drive from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. We are happy to arrange collection for our patients arriving at Dublin airport.

Guaranteed Confidentiality within Easy Reach of Manchester

For those in Manchester who want private alcohol or drug rehab treatment in complete privacy and confidentiality, our location in the east of Ireland is a short distance away from Manchester, with plenty of flights operating throughout the day to choose from. Ireland is the ideal place in which to arrange your private alcohol or drug rehab treatment.

Our patients find both comfort and privacy in a renovated 14th-century castle, boasting excellent facilities including a leisure centre, gym and swimming pool. Our rehab facility is set within 15 acres of stunning scenery, which patients are able to explore in their leisure time.

Manchester Alcohol and Drug Abuse

In 2015, in England, 61% of women surveyed engaged in lower risk drinking, whereas 62% of men were consuming alcohol in a riskier manner. This is reflected in the alcohol-specific mortality rate for men, which is more than twice as high as the rate for women.

In a recent survey of England, Manchester came near the top based on a number of measures of alcohol and drug abuse, including hospital admissions and drug related crime. In terms of drug-related hospital admissions, Manchester had one of the highest rates across England in 2014/15. The number of deaths related to drug use in Manchester rose by 46% between 2009/11 and 2012/14. Across England, drug-related death increased by 42% between 2012, and 2014.

Quality Treatment A Short Journey from Manchester

At Smarmore Castle, our mission is to provide the highest quality and most effective treatment for our patients and those suffering from alcohol, drug and gambling addiction in Manchester. We receive patients from the Manchester, the rest of the UK, the EU and globally. We offer many different options for referral and admission.

Admissions for Patients from Manchester

Patients from the Manchester can access addiction rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic in the following ways:

Contact us for more information on our admissions process.

Our Treatment Programme

The addiction treatment model at Smarmore Castle has been developed over 30 years by a world-renowned team of doctors and psychologists. We provide an intensive rehab therapy programme which follows the 12 Steps Model, and includes:

At Smarmore Castle Private Clinic you can be sure to receive:

Our residential rehabilitation treatment programme is based on the clinically proven rehab treatment model pioneered by Castle Craig, our partner establishment in Scotland. At Smarmore Castle, our expert team of therapists, nurses and doctors are led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist.

Self-Help Groups in Manchester

We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings in Manchester. They provide an invaluable network of support for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in Manchester.

From Manchester? Contact us for Addiction Advice

The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programmeadmissions, or funding. If you are from Manchester and are thinking of entering rehab or if you are the family member, friend or employer of someone who is suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction in Manchester, please contact us for advice.  

Daily Agenda at Smarmore Castle

At Smarmore Castle, the patient is immersed in a highly structured programme of activities. The programme has been developed over 30 years of experience in rehabilitating patients with drug and alcohol problems. The programme is tailored to ensure the patient feels safe, secure, and focused on their end goal of recovery throughout the day. The day begins with a period of meditation to relax the patient and focus their mind on the tasks ahead, and incorporates several periods of therapeutic activity. There is also time for the patient to exercise, relax, explore the grounds, and pursue other leisure activities. In addition, there are outings out to AA/NA meetings in the evenings. It is beneficial to introduce this habit into the patient’s daily schedule. Patients are encouraged to continue attending meetings when they return to their daily lives.

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.