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Understanding the pain of Alcohol Induced Panic Attacks

Understanding The Pain of Alcohol Induced Panic Attacks

Alcohol and Anxiety: Panic Attacks After or During Drinking Are you suffering from alcohol-induced panic attacks? More information on our addiction treatment Alcohol Drugs Gambling Consuming alcohol can trigger panic attacks, while others experience extreme nervousness after drinking. However, regular panic attacks induced by alcohol is a serious matter that can lead to addiction. If you start drinking and cannot always stop or predict the outcome, you might need professional help. Why does alcohol cause panic? Many stimulants, including alcohol, result in a relative rise in adrenaline and a delayed increase in noradrenaline concentration. Noradrenaline is a chemical produced naturally…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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. More information on our addiction treatment Alcohol Drugs Gambling Your first step To assess your needs and provide you…

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 toward 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 to look…

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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 go hand in hand with co-occurring disorders like depression, trauma and anxiety, which might be fuelling your substance dependency. More information on our addiction treatment Alcohol Drugs Gambling 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…

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…

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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 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…

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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…