Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is a residential rehabilitation clinic which provides treatment for alcohol, drug, gambling addiction and dual diagnosis. We are located in County Louth, Ireland, just a two hour drive from Wexford.Patients from Wexford can access drug detoxification and addiction rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Wexford, Ireland
Wexford Alcohol Consumption Rates
There are high alcohol consumption rates in Wexford compared to other populations in Europe. The average Irish person over 15 years old drank the equivalent of 10.93 litres of pure alcohol in 2015. In comparison to other Irish counties, Wexford had relatively low alcohol consumption rates in 2011. Despite this, the number of patients admitted to treatment services for problem alcohol use in Wexford was high compared to other counties in Ireland, in 2012. In 2014, 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 has tragic results, with the rate of alcohol related liver disease trebling in Ireland between 1995 and 2013.
Wexford Illicit Drug Use
Drug use among young people in Ireland is growing, with use of ecstasy among 15-24 year olds quadrupling between 2011 and 2015. In 2016, Ireland came near the top among a number of countries in terms of medical problems caused by ecstasy and alcohol. The South East region of Ireland, including Wexford, had the highest number of problem drug users treated between 2005-2010 compared to the rest of Ireland. In Wexford in 2008, heroin was the second most commonly abused drug following alcohol. 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 in Ireland
The Irish Medical Association estimates that 1% of the Irish adult population experiences gambling addiction problems.
Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Wexford
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 Wexford. We receive patients from Dublin, Wexford, wider Ireland, the UK, EU and the rest of the world. We offer many different options for referral and admission.
Admissions for Patients from Wexford 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 Rehab Treatment Programme
Smarmore Castle provides an intensive, structured 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 addiction treatment model is clinically proven and has been developed over 30 years by a world-renowned team of doctors and psychologists at Castle Craig, Scotland, our partner establishment. At Smarmore Castle, our expert team of therapists, nurses and doctors are led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist.
2 hours from Wexford
Smarmore Castle is situated just two hours from Wexford, 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 22 metre swimming pool. It is set within 15 acres of scenic landscape, which patients are able to explore in their leisure time.
Wexford AA & NA
We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending peer support groups in Wexford. 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 Wexford, Ireland. They help people from Wexford 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 Wexford 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 Wexford, please contact us for information and advice.
Page created: 26 February, 2020 Last updated and clinically assessed 2 February, 2021