Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is a residential rehab clinic which provides treatment for alcohol, drug and prescription drug addiction and gambling addiction. We also treat dual diagnosis conditions. We are located in County Louth, Ireland, just a two hour drive north of Kilkenny.The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Kilkenny, Ireland
Illicit Drug Abuse Kilkenny
In 2013, in Kilkenny, the second most treated drug addiction after alcohol was heroin. The South East region of Ireland, including Kilkenny, had the highest number of problem drug users treated between 2005-2010 compared to the rest of Ireland. In Ireland, the number of deaths attributed to drug use among adults aged 15-64 was 71.1 deaths per million in Ireland in 2013, which is greater than three times the European average of 19.2 deaths per million.
Alcohol Consumption Kilkenny
The rate of alcohol consumption in Kilkenny is also high compared to other European countries. A 2014 study found that 39% of Irish people aged over 15 had engaged in binge drinking in the previous 30 days. Ireland had the second highest binge drinking rates among the 194 countries surveyed. In 2011, Kilkenny was one of the counties in Ireland with the highest rates of alcohol consumption, along with Dublin, Cork and Waterford. In 2015, among those drinking at harmful levels, 15% thought that their drinking in the past year had negatively affected their health, while 22% believed they should reduce the volume they drink.
Gambling Problems Ireland
The Irish Medical Association estimates that 1% of the Irish adult population experiences gambling addiction problems.
Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Kilkenny
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 Kilkenny. We receive patients from Dublin, Kilkenny, wider Ireland, the UK, EU and the rest of the world. We offer many different options for referral and admission.
Admissions for Patients from Kilkenny 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
At Smarmore Castle, our expert team of therapists, nurses and doctors are led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist. We provide an intensive, structured 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,
- 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 of doctors and psychologists.
Our Location, 2 hours from Kilkenny
Smarmore Castle is situated just 2 hours from Kilkenny, 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 Kilkenny
We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending peer support groups in Kilkenny. 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 Kilkenny, Ireland. They help people from Kilkenny to achieve sobriety through a 12-step programme.
Contact us for Advice
The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programme, admissions, or funding. If you are from Kilkenny 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 Kilkenny, please contact us for advice.
Page created: 26 February, 2020 Last updated and clinically assessed 2 February, 2021