Smarmore Castle Private Clinic, near Newry, is a residential rehab clinic providing detox and treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, gambling addiction and behavioural addictions such as sexual compulsivity.
We are located very close to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, in County Louth, just a 40-minute drive from Newry. The addiction treatment model at Smarmore Castle has been developed over 30 years of experience.
Newry Alcohol and Drug Abuse
In 2014, an estimated 170,000 people drank at dangerous levels in Northern Ireland. Over-consumption of alcohol can have dire consequences; alcohol binges accounted for 12,000 admissions to hospital in 2011/12. Newry and the southern region of the country had the lowest alcohol consumption rates for the country in 2011. Reflecting this, the Newry region had the lowest rate of alcohol-related deaths in 2009.
In 2015/16, among people admitted to drug treatment, the most commonly used drug was cannabis. In the Newry region, a third of these patients had used cocaine. Patients from the Newry region also reported the highest rate of ecstasy use (13%). Mephedrone was also popular in the Newry area, with a fifth of patients have used it before.
Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Newry
At Smarmore Castle, our mission is to provide the most effective treatment for our patients and those suffering from alcohol, drug and gambling addiction in Newry. We receive patients from Newry, Northern Ireland, the UK, EU and further afield. We offer many different options for referral and admission.
Admissions for Patients from Newry and the Rest of Northern Ireland
Please contact us for more information on our admissions process.
Our Addiction 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 that follows the 12 Steps Model, and includes:
- Rapid admissions process,
- Thorough medical assessment and full physical examination,
- Detoxification from alcohol and drugs, supported by our medical team,
- Specialist addiction therapies including individual therapy, group therapy, CBT, Trauma therapy, grief therapy, and family therapy,
- Complementary addiction therapies, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, equine therapy and drumming therapy,
- Dual diagnosis treatment for those suffering from a psychological condition such as depression or an eating disorder in addition to drug or alcohol addiction,
- Use of our 22 metre indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room, gym and sports with our fitness instructor,
- 16 acres of private gardens,
- Continuing care after discharge.
Our Location, 40 minutes from Newry
Smarmore Castle is situated just 40 minutes from Newry, in a stunning, countryside location in County Louth, Republic of Ireland. 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 16 acres of scenic landscape, which patients are able to explore in their leisure time.
Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous in Newry
We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending peer support groups in Newry. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are organised across Northern Ireland, in Newry, Belfast, Derry, and Lisburn, among others. They provide an invaluable network of support for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in Newry, Northern Ireland. They help people from Newry to achieve sobriety through a 12-step programme.
The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about any aspect of our rehab treatment programme. If you are from Newry and are thinking of entering rehab or if you are a family member, friend or employer of someone who is suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction in Newry, please contact us for advice.
Bereavement Therapy a Smarmore Castle
Bereavement therapy at Smarmore Castle is offered to patients who have suffered a loss and are currently grieving. This could be the loss of a person through death or separation; the loss of health due to illness or disability; or the loss of a home or job, among others. Patients are encouraged to grieve in a healthy manner, without self-medicating using drugs or alcohol. They are taught about the stages of bereavement and helped to come to terms with what has happened, and start the process of moving on with their lives. If you wish to learn more, please visit our Bereavement Therapy page.
Last updated & clinically assessed 23 March, 2022