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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Dublin

Illict drug use in Ireland has been increasing since the 1970’s, with heroin, cannabis and LSD (Acid) becoming the most popular illegal drugs. The number of people taking heroin in Dublin increased greatly throughout the 1980’s. The popularity of legal ‘Head Shops’ that sell cannabis, tobacco and other tools for marijuana-related consumption has also contributed to the city’s drug problems, with one shop opening per week in the year 2010. Following arson and bomb attacks on many Head Shops in 2010, many stores have closed down, and many products sold within Head Shops previously have now been more heavily regulated by the Irish government. That said, between 2010-2018, the number of people in Ireland who have taken drugs has increased by 50%, with the majority of these people using cannabis, which accounts for 41% of drug addiction in the country. Dublin has the worst drug-crime rate in Ireland, with other cities like Cork rating comparatively low.

Similarly, rates of alcohol consumption in Dublin are high. Figures from 2014 have shown that over half of Dublin’s heavy drinkers are between the ages of 18-75, with nearly 7% of these being alcohol dependent.

If you are looking for drug or alcohol rehab in Dublin, we recommend a stay at our stunning luxury retreat in Spain’s Costa Brava. We can help you recover and overcome the struggles you face with your addiction on a sunny and relaxing Mediterranean estate that can truly help heal the mind, body and soul with holistic practices, without the distractions you regularly face when you’re back at home. At our retreat, we utilise life-saving addiction treatment that is evidence-based, and offer our clients unrivalled support and discretion courtesy of our highly experienced staff of nurses, doctors, psychologists, counsellors, fitness trainers and yoga instructors.


What’s rehab like?

We want our luxurious centre in the Costa Brava to be as much of a home-from-home as possible. Our quiet, tranquil and sumptuous retreat has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and productive in terms of recovery. Sometimes there is a worry that a stay in a rehab centre means clinical accommodation that is similar to a hospital. At Step One Recovery, our private en-suite bedrooms are beautifully furnished, and boast exceptional, calming views of the surrounding landscape that assist in getting you back to being yourself. We’ve also thought of the finishing touches like designer toiletries, soft and fluffy Egyptian cotton towels, and fine-thread sheets.

During your stay with us, you will have a personal chef who will ensure that you are always eating healthy, delicious gourmet meals that will give your body the fuel it needs to recover. With two members of staff dedicated to each in-patient too, your recovery is our number one priority.

A typical day at our retreat will involve a combination of therapy sessions with our experienced team of staff. We also offer support groups where you can talk to other residents and people about your experiences and journey to recovery. We will focus on holistic treatments such as meditation and yoga to re-adjust your mindset and the way you think about drugs and alcohol, so you can move forward from your addition without thoughts of relapse. When you are not having counselling or therapy sessions, there will be ample opportunity for you to unwind and use our first-class facilities with a swimming pool, sundeck, beauty services and a gym on offer, as well as beautiful sub tropical gardens to enjoy. We can also provide a chauffeur-driven service to ensure that you reach us safely and in absolute comfort and luxury. A stay with us is about positive well-being, empowerment and recovery as you leave your drug and alcohol abuse behind you for good.


Should I go to rehab?

Those who contact us who need drug or alcohol rehabilitation in Dublin are worried about weaning their bodies off of dangerous illegal substances or alcohol and the withdrawal effects that may occur. If you take drugs or drink heavy amounts each day, it can be very dangerous to try and suddenly quit by yourself, without the support of medical professionals who understand the chemical changes that happen in your body when you detox. At Step One Recovery we have worked with many people over the years, and we understand how difficult it can be to manage withdrawal symptoms. We are here for you, and have many therapies that can help you cope with the effects of withdrawal as you fight your drug or alcohol addiction. We can help you detox successfully and safely, and can offer medications and tips that will help ease your symptoms. During your time with us, you may feel the following withdrawal symptoms, which are perfectly normal and will pass during your stay with us:

  • Sweating and clammy hands/palms
  • Tiredness/fatigue
  • Fluctuating body temperature
  • Digestive discomfort/stomach ache
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Tremors/shaking
  • Insomnia


What types of therapy will I have?

When you first contact us, we will assess the kinds of addiction you have and what your needs are, as well as the treatment options available to you. We will also talk about how long you may need to stay at our facility. We focus on a holistic approach to drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and focus on healing both mind and body through mindfulness. We will use a variety of therapies including meditation, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), yoga, cardio-vascular exercise, speech therapy and more to get you back on track so you can move forward with your life. We also strongly believe in the benefits of family therapy and the positives of sitting with loved ones and talking to them about how you are feeling and your progress. This gives you a much-needed support network as you take your journey to recovery with us.


What happens when I have left rehab?

When you have left our treatment centre, we will continue to work with you through patient aftercare to ensure you remain on track with your progress. This might involve additional counselling or speech therapy sessions, or even a return to our centre if required. You can contact us 24/7, so you should never feel alone.


How soon can I start?

If you’re looking for rehab services for alcohol and drug addiction in Dublin, it is important to act as quickly as possible so you can get the help you need. If you contact us now, you will not be added to a waiting list and we can get you to our luxurious Spanish centre in just a few hours. If you are concerned for the welfare of a loved one, we can talk about intervention so they can access much-needed facilities that are required. If you are looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Dublin, call us today on 07914 760631 – our team are always happy to help.

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