Why choose the Rutland Centre for yourself or your loved one?

1. Our treatment program

With almost 40 years of experience, we have learned from and adapted the Minnesota 12 step model so that we can offer you or your loved one the best chance of sustained recovery from addiction – we adopt an integrative approach to your care so that your individual needs are met.

We focus on whole family recovery so that everyone affected by the addiction is helped and so that recovery is for the whole family not just the individual.

We offer an abstinence-based recovery program based on making a life commitment to recovery and focusing on all aspects of your life to support this.

2. Our treatment team

Using this integrative approach means that we have the best team on hand to lead you through your treatment. Led by Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr John O Connor, and Clinical & Counselling Psychologist Dr Erika Ruigrok, our team is comprised of psychologists, assistant psychologists, psychotherapists and specialist addiction counsellors.

3. Our Successes

Anecdotally thousands have people have completed the treatment programs here at Rutland over the last 40 years and we have had huge successes across the board. Historically we have led the field in publishing our outcomes and our most recent service evaluation can be found here

In 2016 we took a snapshot of every individual who completed the program in the previous 12 months and it showed that 73.5% were in abstinent recovery. We know that consistently over 95% of clients complete our program and over 97% enter into our aftercare program.

We see significant decreases in hopelessness, depression, anxiety, suicide ideation upon completion of our program and we see significant increases in self-esteem, well-being, self-care and social functioning.
We also asked clients who had completed the program over the previous 5 years about their experiences and they reported improvements in quality of life, housing, employment, sense of community, meaning in life and spirituality.

We acknowledge that addiction is a relapsing condition and we can report that in the one year period mentioned above 15.3% of clients had relapsed and disengaged in their aftercare program.

4. Our Privacy Promise

We know that addiction is deeply distressing for individuals and families and while we always strive to break down the associated stigma, your privacy is paramount to us. That’s why so many individuals choose the Rutland Centre – our safe environment, our private house and gardens, and our commitment to your confidentiality means that you can put all your energy into your treatment.

5. Our Family Focus

We understand the ripple effect of addiction – and we see on a daily basis the number of people affected by one individual’s addiction. That’s why we have worked hard to evolve our program so that family is at the heart of what we do and so that family recovery is the goal.

Family members are invited to attend therapy on a Tuesday during their loved ones treatment and family members are offered access to our aftercare program free of charge upon completion of the program.

Before, during and after treatment, our services are available to families and we endeavour to help any family member in need – that may be from the very earliest stages of having that conversation with your loved one in active addiction, right through to supporting your recovery a year later.

6. Our Location

Located just 3 minutes from Exit 12 of the M50 in Dublin, we are easy to access and easy to find. You and your loved ones won’t need to enter the city and we are accessible from all major routes.

Our house and gardens provide you with a sanctuary during your stay; overlooked by the Dublin Mountains, you will feel a million miles away from the city.

7. Our Charitable Status

We are a registered charity (CHY11452) and fully compliant with the Charities Regulatory Authority. We currently do not receive any publicly funded money and less than 2% of our revenues are raised through fundraising.

While this means that we cannot offer treatment for free of charge, it does mean that we run a self-sustainable business model where all our revenues are invested straight back into the service to clients.

8. Here’s what some past client’s had to say about choosing the Rutland Centre

Coming in with no expectations, in addiction, the programme has changed my life. Shown me a way to recovery, given me a glimpse of a far better future. The challenges, self learning, searching my past has changed, challenged a life time of self criticism and poor self esteem.30/10/15
The Rutland is a safe, caring environment. For the first time in my life I felt able to open up and be honest. The centre is supportive in every possible way and all of the staff here are wonderful and their continuing care is invaluable, particularly my counsellors Paul and Trish.11/11/2015
The empathy, warmth, and challenges posed. The safety felt within it. The ability to express my feelings in open honest way for the first time in my life. The knowledge I have learned from counsellors I know from 1st day were professional, sympathetic and well learned.25/11/2015
I loved my one to one. I loved group therapy. I loved all the staff at the Rutland. They were all so helpful. They were all heart. I loved everything about the Rutland and I’ve noting bad to say.01/12/15
I liked how friendly all members of staff were. I also liked the care and support the counsellors gave to me.04/03/2016
It made me realise there is more to life than drinking14/03/2016
The quality of the group therapy sessions the professionalism of the counselling staff/nurses, the range of themes covering the lectures21/03/2016
I felt safe and received amazing support throughout my stay Counselling was brilliant as were all the staff, I fell in love with mindfulness, yoga, stress management. My two counsellors Mary and Teresa I owe them my life, cannot speak highly enough of them21/03/2016

9. When you’re ready, we’re ready

We know that reaching a point where a person is ready and able for treatment can be a long time coming. We also are acutely aware that if a person is not ready and willing to change, treatment is very unlikely to deliver the outcome so badly desired by the person and their family.

That’s why when you or your loved one is ready for treatment we will do our best to complete the assessment and the admission as quickly as possible. There are no long waiting lists and once you meet the required abstinent guidelines, we’ll be ready to start your treatment.

Did you know that most referrals come from an individual themselves or from a family member?

So all you need to do to get started is pick up the phone – call us any time for advice our support or to make an appointment. We’re ready when you are!

Not sure what to do next?

We have a team ready to talk to you 24/7 and guide you through our treatment process.

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