Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is an inpatient centre for the treatment of alcohol, drug and gambling addiction. We are located in County Louth, Ireland, just a 3 hour drive from Galway.If you are from Galway and are thinking of entering rehab or if you are seeking treatment for someone else, contact us.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Galway, Ireland
Alcohol Problems Galway
In Galway, Ireland, there is a high proportion of heavy and problem drinkers. In 2016, 42% of drinkers reported consuming more than six drinks on a typical drinking day, and 55% were classified as hazardous drinkers. Twenty-two percent of drinkers were diagnosed with alcohol abuse, and 11% were found to be dependent on alcohol. This is substantially higher than the rate of alcohol dependence for Ireland as a whole, which is 6.9%.
Drug Abuse Galway
In Galway, in 2014, alcohol was the primary drug causing addiction problems (53%). This was followed by opiates (26%) and cannabis (15%). In Ireland, the number of deaths attributed to drug use among adults aged 15-64 was 71.1 deaths per million in 2013, more than three times the European average of 19.2 deaths per million.
Gambling Problems Ireland
The Irish Medical Association estimates that 1% of the Irish adult population experiences gambling addiction problems.
Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Galway
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 Galway. We receive patients from Dublin, Galway, wider Ireland, the UK, EU and internationally. We offer many different options for referral and admission for those from Galway and the rest of Ireland.
Our Rehab Treatment Programme
We provide a 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 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 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.
Admissions for Patients from Galway 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.
If you are from Galway and need more information on getting access to residential rehab for alcohol, drug or gambling addiction, contact us for more information on our admissions process.
Our Location, 3 hours from Galway
Smarmore Castle is situated just 3 hours from Galway, 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.
Galway Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous
We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending peer support groups in Galway. 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 Galway, Ireland. They help people from Galway 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 Galway 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 Galway, please contact us for alcohol, drugs or gambling addiction advice.
Page created: 26 February, 2020 Last updated and clinically assessed 2 February, 2021