Smarmore Castle is a private clinic which provides inpatient treatment for alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions, including gambling. We are located just a 45 minute drive from County Fingal and Swords, in County Louth.Patients from County Fingal, Swords can access addiction rehab and detox treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Fingal, Ireland
Alcohol Consumption in Fingal
The rate of alcohol consumption in Fingal and Ireland is high compared to other European countries. The average Irish person consumed a volume of alcohol equivalent to 46 litres of vodka in 2015. In 2011, Dublin and the surrounding areas including Fingal, had some of the highest rates of alcohol consumption compared to the rest of Ireland. Over-consumption of alcohol leads to tragic results; the number of cases of alcohol-related cancers in women is predicted to double by 2020.
Drug Abuse Rates in Fingal and Ireland
Ireland also has high rates of drug use compared to the rest of Europe. In 2013, the number of deaths attributed to drug use among adults aged 15-64 was 71.1 deaths per million, more than three times the European average of 19.2 deaths per million. In 2008-2010, the regions surrounding Dublin including Fingal, had the highest number of patients treated for problem drug use compared to other counties in Ireland.
Gambling in Ireland
The Irish Medical Association estimates that 1% of the Irish adult population experiences gambling addiction problems.
Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Fingal & Swords
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 Swords and the rest of County Fingal. We receive patients from Dublin, Fingal, wider Ireland, the UK, EU and further afield. We offer many different options for referral and admission.
Admissions for Patients from Fingal, Swords, 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.
Our Treatment Programme
We provide a specialised 12-step rehab treatment programme, developed over 30 years, which includes:
- Rapid admissions process,
- Thorough medical assessment and full physical examination,
- Alcohol and drugs detoxification managed by our medical team,
- Specialist addiction therapies including individual therapy, CBT, group therapy, trauma (PTSD) therapy, grief therapy,
- Complementary addiction therapies including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, equine therapy and drumming therapy,
- Treatment of dual diagnosis including eating disorders and depression,
- Use of our 22 metre indoor heated swimming pool with sauna and steam room, 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 doctors and psychologists. At Smarmore Castle, our expert team of therapists, nurses and doctors are led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist.
Our Location, 45 minutes from Fingal & Swords
Smarmore Castle is situated just 45 minutes from County Fingal, 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 in Fingal & Swords
We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending peer support groups in County Fingal and Swords. 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 Fingal, Ireland. They help people from Fingal to achieve sobriety through a 12-step programme.
Contact Us for Advice
The admissions team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programme, admissions, or funding. If you are from Swords or elsewhere in County Fingal 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 Fingal, please contact us for advice.