Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is a residential rehab clinic providing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and behavioral addictions including gambling. We are located in County Louth, Ireland, just a 50 minute drive from Carlow.Patients from Carlow can access addiction rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Carlow, Ireland
Carlow Alcohol Abuse
In 2011, Carlow had low alcohol consumption rates compared to other Irish counties, however in 2012 it had one of the highest numbers of patients treated for problem alcohol use relative to the rest of Ireland. The Irish population as a whole drinks large quantities of alcohol compared to other countries in Europe. The average Irish person over 15 years old drank 10.93 litres of pure alcohol in 2015. In 2014, among drinkers in Ireland aged 18-75, 6.9% were found to be dependent on alcohol. Alcohol dependence was most common among 18-24 year olds (14.7%). Over-consumption of alcohol has tragic results, with the rate of alcohol related liver disease trebling in Ireland between 1995 and 2013.
Carlow Drug Abuse Rates
The South East region of Ireland, including Waterford, had the highest number of problem drug users treated between 2005-2010, compared to the rest of Ireland. Drug use among young people in Ireland is growing, with use of ecstasy among 15-24 year olds quadrupling between 2011 and 2015. In 2016, Ireland came near the top of a number of countries in terms of the rate of medical problems caused by ecstasy and alcohol. Drug-related deaths have shown an upward trend between 2009 and 2014. There were 219 drug related death recorded in 2014, compared to 189 in 2012.
Gambling Problems Ireland
The Irish Medical Association estimates that 1% of the Irish adult population experiences gambling addiction problems.
Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Carlow
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 Carlow. We receive patients from Dublin, Carlow, wider Ireland, the UK, EU and the rest of the world. We offer many different options for referral and admission.
Admissions for Patients from Carlow and the Rest of Ireland
- As a private patient
- Through a private medical insurance plan
- Through the EU cross-border healthcare directive, if based within another EU country.
Contact us for more information on our admissions process.
At Smarmore Castle, our expert team of therapists, nurses and doctors are led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist.
Smarmore Castle provides a clinically proven, 12-step-based rehab programme which includes:
- Rapid admissions process,
- Thorough medical assessment and full physical examination,
- Detoxification from alcohol and drugs, managed by our medical team,
- Specialist addiction therapies including individual therapy, group therapy, CBT, Trauma therapy, grief therapy,
- Complementary addiction therapies, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, equine therapy and drumming therapy,
- Dual diagnosis treatment including eating disorders and depression,
- Use of our 22 metre indoor heated swimming pool with sauna and steam room, gym and sports with our fitness instructor,
- 16 acres of private gardens,
- Family therapy programme,
- Continuing care after discharge.
Our residential rehabilitation treatment programme is based on the clinically proven rehab treatment model pioneered by Castle Craig, our partner establishment in Scotland. This addiction treatment model has been developed over 30 years by a world-renowned team of therapists, nurses and doctors, led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist.
Our Location, 50 minutes from Carlow
Smarmore Castle is situated just 50 minutes from Carlow, in a stunning, countryside location in County Louth. Patients will find both comfort and privacy in a renovated 14th-century castle, housing excellent facilities including a leisure centre, gym and swimming pool. It is set within 15 acres of scenic landscape, which patients are able to explore in their leisure time.
Carlow Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous
We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending peer support groups in Carlow. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are organised across Ireland, in Dublin, Cork, Tipperary, Limmerick, Galway, among others. They provide an invaluable network of support for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in Carlow, Ireland. They help people from Carlow to achieve sobriety through a 12-step programme.
If you are from Carlow 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 Carlow, please contact us for advice. The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programme, admissions, or funding.
Last updated on clinically assessed 2 February, 2021