Smarmore Castle is a residential rehabilitation treatment clinic for alcohol, drug and behavioural addictions, including gambling.
We are located in County Louth, Ireland, just a 25-minute drive from Drogheda. Smarmore Castle is situated just 25 minutes from Drogheda, in a stunning, countryside location in County Louth.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Drogheda, Ireland
Drogheda Alcohol Consumption Rates
There are high alcohol consumption rates in Drogheda compared to other countries in Europe. In 2015, the average Irish person aged over 15 years consumed 10.93 litres of pure alcohol. In 2011, Drogheda was classified in the second-highest category when it came to alcohol consumption rates, compared to other Irish counties.
Among drinkers in Ireland aged 18-75, 6.9% were found to be dependent on alcohol. Alcohol dependence was most common for 18-24-year-olds (14.7%). Over-consumption of alcohol leads to tragic results; the number of cases of alcohol-related cancers in women is predicted to double by 2020.
Smarmore Castle employs the appropriate number of medical, nursing and therapeutic staff required to provide the necessary services for the programme.
Illicit Drug Use Drogheda
Drug use among young people in Ireland is growing, with the use of ecstasy among 15-24-year-olds quadrupling between 2011 and 2015. In 2016, Ireland came near the top among several countries in terms of the number of medical problems caused by ecstasy and alcohol. Between 2008-2010, County Louth, including Drogheda, was classified in the second-highest category when it came to a number of patients treated with problem drug use, compared to other counties in Ireland. 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.
Inpatient Rehab Treatment, near Drogheda
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 Drogheda. We receive patients from Dublin, Drogheda, wider Ireland, the UK, EU and further afield. We offer many different options for referral and admission.
Admissions for Patients from Drogheda 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.
Our Addiction Treatment Programme
The Smarmore Castle treatment programme is based on the clinically proven 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 doctors and psychologists.
We provide an intensive 12-step 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 include 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 indoor heated swimming pool with sauna and steam room, gym and sports with our fitness instructor,
- Family therapy programme,
- Continuing care after discharge.
Our expert team of therapists, nurses and doctors are led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist.
Our Location, 25 minutes from Drogheda
Smarmore Castle is situated just 25 minutes from Drogheda, 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.
Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous Drogheda
We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending peer support groups near Drogheda. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are organised across Ireland, in Dublin, Cork, Tipperary, Limerick, Galway, among others.
They provide an invaluable network of support for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in Drogheda, Ireland. They help people from Drogheda to achieve sobriety through a 12-step programme.
The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programme, admissions, or funding. If you are from Drogheda and are thinking of entering rehab or if you are a family member, friend or employer of someone who is suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction in Drogheda, please contact us now for advice.
Get in touch todayTo find out how we can help you, please telephone Smarmore Castle on our 24-Hour Helpline: 041 214 5111 or click here to arrange a free addiction assessment. You’re almost there.
Last updated & clinically assessed 23 March, 2022