Excellent alcohol addiction treatment Ireland? Smarmore Castle’s treatment programme follows an abstinence-based model of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, gambling addiction and dual-diagnosis. After detoxification under the care of our medical team of doctors and nurses, our intensive therapy programme gives you the tools you need to stay abstinent. Our 38 years of experience shows that abstinence-based treatment really works – the 12 step philosophy used by AA and NA has helped millions of people all over the world to recover.
Detoxification from drugs and alcohol is a medically managed process and is the very first stage of residential rehab treatment here at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic, Ireland. We remove all traces of drugs and alcohol from the body and treat withdrawal symptoms while ensuring maximum comfort and safety for our patients. A Consultant Psychiatrist will prescribe a personalised detoxification plan, which is agreed with the patient. See extra details on alcohol detox.
You may be able to detox at home and still attend outpatient therapy or support group meetings. But beware that severe alcohol withdrawal can kill you. Alcohol relaxes the brain. The brain compensates for the depressive effects of alcohol by increasing its activity. When people who are dependent on alcohol drink, they feel normal. When they suddenly quit drinking, the brain continues its hyperactivity, but alcohol no longer suppresses the effects. This can cause seizures and delirium tremens, a severe form of withdrawal marked by tremors and hallucinations. Both complications can be life-threatening. If you taper off alcohol slowly or with medical supervision, the brain has time to adapt without causing severe side effects.
Detox from Drugs at Smarmore: Detox from drugs depends on the type and amount of drugs taken and can last from one week to six weeks or longer. We ensure we deliver detox at a comfortable and safe rate. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can take a particularly long time. Detox from Alcohol at Smarmore: Detox from alcohol usually lasts from 3-14 days, depending on the person and the extent of alcohol consumption. Clinicians may decide to prescribe reducing regimens or vitamin replacements. Possible complications are monitored, quickly identified and treated.
At Smarmore Castle we have developed a specialised and effective treatment programme for alcohol addiction. Alcoholism can have a devastating impact on personal lives, careers and relationships. However, you can overcome alcohol addiction with the correct treatment. Our evidence-based approach treats addiction as a disease of the brain that requires abstinence to achieve optimal recovery. If you or someone close to you is struggling with addiction and might be suffering from alcoholism, it is essential that you reach out for help as soon as possible. See extra info on alcohol addiction.