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Family Therapy


The involvement of family members, friends and colleagues in alcohol, drug and gambling addiction treatment helps to create strong support networks which are vital to recovery. The stronger the support networks after recovery, the better the outcome for the patient.

Re-Building Broken Relationships Helps Recovery

During family therapy patients and families to share their feelings of anger, hurt and shame; to communicate and rebuild damaged relationships.

We aim to:

  • Educate on the disease of addiction, helping the family to understand behaviours of addicts,
  • Guide the family to cope with the problem,
  • Support and assist family members in renewing their family life.

Why Involve Family & Friends?

Addiction can have a very damaging and traumatic effect on an addict’s family, friends and work colleagues. Prior to admission, we begin a process of family involvement carefully planned and conducted by a specialist therapist for the family’s unique needs. 

Sunday afternoons at Smarmore Castle also provide an opportunity for family members to visit and participate.

Find Us

Smarmore Castle is located near Ardee, County Louth, about 45 minutes north of Dublin, Republic of Ireland and 1.5 hours south of Belfast, Northern Ireland.