Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is a residential clinic providing detox and rehab treatment for alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions, including gambling. We are located in County Louth, Ireland, just a one hour drive from Dublin.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Dublin, Ireland
Alcohol Consumption Dublin
The rate of alcohol consumption in Dublin is high compared to other cities and countries in Europe. In 2015, the average Irish person consumed a volume of alcohol equal to 46 litres of vodka. In 2011, Dublin and the surrounding areas had some of the highest rates of alcohol consumption compared to the rest of Ireland. In 2014, more than half of drinkers aged 18-75 were classified as ‘harmful drinkers’, and Ireland was found to have one of the highest rates of binge drinking in Europe. Among these drinkers, 6.9% were classified as dependent, and therefore in need of addiction treatment.
Gambling Problems Dublin
The Irish Medical Association estimates that 1% of the Irish adult population experiences gambling addiction problems.
Drug Use Problems Dublin
In 2008-2010 the regions surrounding Dublin had the highest number of patients treated for problem drug use compared to other counties in Ireland. In 2014, among Irish patients accessing treatment for drug abuse, 50% suffered primarily with opioid addiction, 28% with cannabis, and 9% with cocaine. The number of deaths resulting from drug use has steadily increased since 2003. In 2012, 189 deaths were recorded, while in 2014, the number rose to 219.
Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Dublin
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 Dublin. We receive patients from Dublin, wider Ireland, the UK, EU and further afield. We offer many different options for referral and admission.
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 programme which follows the 12 Steps Model, and 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, CBT, group therapy, trauma (PTSD) therapy, grief therap,
- 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. At Smarmore Castle, our expert team of therapists, nurses and doctors are led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist.
Our Location, one hour from Dublin
Smarmore Castle is situated just one hour from Dublin, 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.
Admissions for Patients from Dublin
- 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous in Dublin
We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending peer support groups in Dublin. 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 Dublin, Ireland. They help people from Dublin to achieve sobriety through a 12-step programme.
The admissions team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programme, admissions, or funding. If you are from Dublin 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 Dublin, please contact us for advice.
Page created: 26 February, 2020 Last updated and clinically assessed 2 February, 2021