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What is Outpatient Treatment for Alcoholism Like?

What is Outpatient Treatment for Alcoholism Like?

Outpatient vs Inpatient for Alcoholism There are many types of approaches to treatment for addiction, which range from self-help to outpatient to inpatient programmes. Each has its benefits and downsides. Inpatient treatment, and the rarer intensive outpatient treatment programmes, are the most effective forms of treatment. But there are a number of reasons that outpatient treatment for alcoholism should be considered when looking at addiction treatment. For example, you may not be able to afford rehab, take extended time away from your responsibilities, or have an available programme you can go to. Or you may find that outpatient treatment is…

What Causes a Hangover?

Differences Between Binge Drinking and Alcoholism

Binge Drinking Vs Alcoholism Many of us have engaged in heavy drinking or know someone who enjoys an occasional binge-drinking session with their friends. There are many categories of alcohol use, ranging from light/moderate drinking to alcohol dependencies. While binge drinking can be a sign of alcoholism, it doesn’t necessarily mean that a person has an addiction. But you should also be aware that it may be a symptom of addiction – and even if it is not, there are numerous risks associated with binge drinking. Binge Drinking, Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism To understand the different levels of (problematic) drinking…

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Alcoholism rates in Ireland

The Truth About Alcoholism in Ireland Smarmore Castle is particularly proud of the results of their alcohol addiction treatment programmes at their private residential rehabilitation clinic in County Louth. With an expert medical team and consultant psychiatrists, we have been able to deliver effective evidence-based alcohol addiction treatment that is well-known for helping people achieve sustained sobriety in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the rest of the UK and Europe. Alcoholism rates in Ireland Three deaths a day in Ireland due to alcohol [1] 500 Irish people die from alcohol-related cancers annually [2] In 2019, alcohol use in Ireland…

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List of resources for alcoholism in Ireland & NI

Alcohol Addiction Support: Charities, Rehabs & Free Help Smarmore Castle in County Louth is one of Ireland’s best alcohol and drug rehab clinics offering tonnes of addiction support. Over a thousand people have entered our drug and alcohol addiction facility, many of which have gone on to achieve life-long sobriety and abstinence. If you’re struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, we’re here for you and can offer advice on the best course of action you need to take to seek treatment. Your first step To assess your needs and provide you with the right medical help, therapies and treatments we…

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Finding the right consultant psychiatrists in Ireland for addiction

Addiction is often seen as a symptom of underlying emotional, psychological and relationship problems As addiction therapists and experts, we understand how alcohol and drug addiction goes hand in hand with co-occurring disorders like depression, trauma and anxiety, which might be fuelling your substance dependency. Undergoing rehab without a psychiatrist is akin to having an operation without a surgeon. Why see a psychiatrist for addiction? A psychiatrist can look at the bigger picture of a patients life and contributing factors to their recovery like job, finances, housing, family life, core relationships etc. Can evaluate and advise on medication above and…

Step Two – beginning the spiritual journey

By Therapist Aisling Farrell `Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity’ Working Step Two is the beginning of a spiritual journey and helps in the belief that it is possible to let go of obsession and insanity and live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. Step 2 is a step of hope and faith in recovery. Having admitted powerless and unmanageability in Step One , the second step offers strength and inspiration.  The spiritual principles that are the foundation of this step are open mindedness, willingness, faith, trust and humility. Open-mindedness is required…

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Quiz: Could you have an alcohol abuse problem?

Alcohol Self-Assessment Test Are you concerned that you might be drinking too much alcohol? Have you asked yourself “am I an alcoholic?” This self-evaluation for an alcohol use disorder will screen you for symptoms of alcohol addiction. The below self-assessment questionnaire screens for dangerous or harmful alcohol consumption, which can help you identify whether you have a problem with alcohol or not. Take the test When you’ve answered the questions we’ll provide you with some advice about alcoholism and what you should do next. You can also explore some more options below. Alcohol unit guide: Small glass of red/white/rosé wine…

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Alcohol addiction services ‘woefully inadequate’

Ireland’s alcohol problem needs more free resources & funding As a rehab facility in Ireland, we know all too well about the lack of quality alcohol addiction resources and services available in the country. That’s one of the primary reasons that we opened Smarmore Castle in 2015 in County Louth. After seeing success from our facilities in Scotland and abroad, we saw the alcohol crisis in Ireland and knew that we could do something to help. If you feel alone and that there is nothing available to help you, look no further. Here at Smarmore Castle, we treat alcoholism with…

The painkiller drug crisis in Ireland

Tackling rural drug addiction: ‘People are buying boxes and boxes of codeine-based drugs’ As drug addiction experts in County Louth, we know all too well that the prescription drug crisis across Ireland is consistently getting worse. Smarmore Castle is a rehab facility an hour’s drive from Dublin, which has treated over 1,500 reclaim their lives and break free from the cycle of drug addiction. Join the thousands of people we’ve helped get better. Contact us. Leading addiction charity data is suggesting Ireland is being overrun with drugs Across Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary last year, the charity dealt with 131…

Prescription Drug Addiction Starts Everyday

Prescription Drug Addiction Starts Everyday

Prescription Drugs, mothers little helper If you are taking larger doses of prescription medication, are taking them out of boredom, constantly calling for presciption, or making false prescription papers to send to the pharmacy, then you are addicted to prescription drugs. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die every day from prescription drug overdoses. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, 48 million people who are ages twelve and over use prescription drugs recreationally in the U.S. which is 20% of the country’s population. People tend to take opioids to treat pain as well…