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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…

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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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…

The Irish rehab that offers the most patient facilities and services

Smarmore Castle Smarmore Castle is the third rehabilitation centre opened by Peter and Dr Margaret McCann that has been designed to help people recover successfully from drug, alcohol and behavioural addictions. Based in County Louth and within reach of Northern Ireland, we have successfully treated over 1200 people addicted to both drugs and alcohol. We define addiction as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterised by compulsive acting out, substance abuse or drinking. Untreated alcoholism or drug addiction destroys lives and families, and professional treatment is often needed. As addiction specialists, therapists and pioneers, we have spent a lifetime working on developing…

Alcoholism

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 a consultant psychiatrist, 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…

alcohol addiction – an Irish problem

Sex addiction – an Irish problem

Eliminating the Shame of Sex Addiction As sex addiction specialists and therapists, we are aware of the growing concern about the rising levels of sexual addiction across Ireland. For sufferers of sex, porn and love addiction – this is a serious problem. It is a clinical phenomenon, which is highly prevalent around the country, contrary to disbelief. “It was hell,” says Joe, who is 10 years in recovery. John adds: “Every night I came home guilty and every morning I woke up miserable.” [1]. Whilst there are few official statistics about its prevalence in Ireland, our admissions team come across…

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How to access rehab with health insurance

For those experiencing existing mental health conditions in Ireland, there are private medical insurers who can help you cover treatment. As addiction experts, we know that receiving the appropriate care and support when you have a mental health disorder is pivotal to attaining long-lasting recovery. Below, we will go through the various health insurance options to help you understand your options when it comes to seeking private residential care for substance abuse. Please note that there is no guarantee that you can be covered for all addiction problems as policies are always assessed on a case-by-case basis. There are also…

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Crowdfunding raises thousands to helps young Belfast woman with heroin addiction, but it is not enough

Young Adult Addicted to Heroin Pays for private care through GoFundMe Back in 2018, the family of a 19-year-old Lauren Higgins from Dunmurry, who was suffering from heroin addiction, made a life or death plea to the community to help fund her residential stay at Smarmore Castle in County Louth.  “Reality is if she’s not given a chance to recover she will die” Sadly, the family had been through free support services in the past and felt let down about the services they were provided to save their daughter’s life. So they set up a GoFundMe page outlining that “the…

Cannabis & Your Mental Health

Cannabis is the most popular drug in Ireland and a bigger threat to mental health than you may think

Cannabis & Your Mental Health It is warned that ‘free’ psychiatric services might be “overrun” due to a surge in young people requiring urgent treatment for medical issues linked to smoking cannabis. In Ireland, it’s recently been discussed that cannabis is posing a grave threat to the health of many young adults within the country. The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland has warned that an estimated 45,000 15-34 years olds all now meet the criteria for cannabis dependence. This means that a surge of young individuals may require immediate and urgent addiction treatment in the very near future. Cannabis stats…

Irish towns struggle with drug issues as cocaine addiction soars

Cocaine addiction and distribution soars in local Irish towns County Tipperary is a beautiful county in Ireland that’s home to lakes, farmland and mountains; its county town Clonmel in the south is often described as the gateway for exploring the region. However, as of late, Tipperary town has been a gateway for much more. Since January 2021, the Gardaí seized more than €256,000 worth of drugs, with cocaine being in a greater supply than ever before. The situation had grown so bad that Superintendent William Leahy temporarily dissolved the community policing unit for a period of six months so that…