Why choose Rutland?

Our experience and evidence based interventions achieve success. For over 30 years, Rutland has been helping individuals and families recover from alcohol and other addictions. Our work sets the standards for many of the treatment centres in Ireland. We were one of the first centres to integrate treatment with the Twelve Step model in a residential setting. In choosing a treatment centre, you might be tempted to look to the short-term benefits of a programme versus the long-term outcomes that a top quality programme achieves. In helping people towards recovery we focus on long-term outcomes, supporting individuals and families for many years through our Continuing Care Programme. Our dedicated multidisciplinary team supports you every step of the way, carefully planning your treatment around your individual needs. We are fully accredited with CHKS in terms of the quality of intervention and service we offer.

What is Rutland’s “success rate”?

We have been monitoring treatment outcomes (how clients are doing after treatment) and our data shows success. On average, 53% of our clients were abstinent during the entire year after treatment; 63% were abstinent after six months. Over 70% reported substantial improvements in the quality of their lives with positive changes in relationships with family and friends, a greater degree of contentment, and better job performance. We would urge caution when comparing the “success rates” of different programmes. Different methods of reporting outcomes make it difficult to directly compare outcome rates from one centre to another.

What does ‘treatment’ involve?

We provide a 5-week residential programme. At the core of our residential treatment programme is the philosophy that addiction is a life threatening condition which can be effectively treated through evidence based intervention. We believe in the individual ability to change and to heal. We know that recovery is a difficult and complex process, and change is achievable with the support of highly trained professional staff and with feedback from other recovering addicts, family members, and those concerned about recovery. Our treatment is designed to enhance coping skills, to help clients achieve confidence and inner security, build psychological skills, and make a lasting commitment to recovery and includes:

  • Group therapy
  • One to one counselling
  • Psychological assessment where necessary
  • Workshops and lectures
  • Relaxation and exercise
  • Art therapy
  • Personal time for reflection and reading

General Outpatient Programme (non Residential) — Intended for individuals as an alternative to the 5-week residential programme but want to receive a high standard of treatment. This program includes: Screening, intake, and orientation about our services. Clinical assessment and Individualized treatment planning with therapists. The programme includes the following: Group therapy and individual therapy sessions weekly facilitated by an addiction counsellor; Individual counselling sessions; Continuing Care Programme (for at least one year post completion of the Programme).

Who can come to the Centre?

Anyone (over 18 years old) who is concerned about their own or someone else’s alcohol, food, gambling or drug use. We also treat individuals with a sexual or pornography addiction. A doctor’s referral is not necessary. Unfortunately, we cannot take anyone under 18 years of age.

My husband/wife/partner/sibling/ friend doesn’t think he/she has a problem. What can I do?

Call us and ask to speak to one of our Counsellors. If one is not immediately available, you can leave your contact details and they will return your call. Our Counsellors have extensive experience of dealing with difficult and sensitive issues. In addition to Counsellors who deal with alcohol/drug problems, we have specialists who work with food/gambling problems. You could also book a ‘family mobilization’ meeting. This is a meeting where you can discuss the issues with one of our Counsellors who will provide advice, information, and encouragement. We offer a broad range of counselling services tailored to meet the unique emotional and mental health needs of individuals, and their families, recovering from alcohol, drugs and related diseases. Given our years of experience, we ensure that clients receive high quality, professional mental health, and counselling services consistent with Twelve Step principles, including abstinence from mood-altering drugs.

We provide counselling both for clients on our Residential Programme as well as the general public on an outpatient basis. You can arrange counselling for yourself (on a one-to-one basis), for your partner or for your family.

Our Counselling Services are also of great help to people who have recently completed treatment and are getting back to work and to home life. Some of the difficulties we treat include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and stress-related conditions
  • Marital and intimacy issues
  • Family and interpersonal relationship problems
  • Adjustment problems
Is there a detox unit at the Centre?

We do not facilitate detoxification onsite, but where there is a need for detox we refer to a detox unit. We admit individuals immediately and directly from the detox unit to ensure continuity of care.

Do I need an appointment or can I just call in?

You need an appointment. Call us (or email) and we can usually arrange an assessment appointment with 48 hours. Admissions can happen within 48-72 hours of the assessment appointment. We would always advise that you be accompanied by a family member or friend to this appointment both for support and as a valuable source of information.

How do I start the admission process?

Initially, you will come in and meet one of the Counsellors on our Assessment Team. They are all highly trained in addiction issues. If you are coming for an assessment, you must bring a partner, family member or friend with you — both for support and as a valuable source of information about the problem. This meeting will consider whether you would benefit from our treatment programme and we will discuss with you what needs to happen prior to admission. The interview usually takes 60-90 mins and the cost of the assessment is €150 payable on the day (this is not covered by your health insurer). Assessment appointments are generally arranged same day or within 48 hours of phoning for an appointment. Admissions can happen within 48-72 hours of the assessment appointment.

Who will decide if I come in for treatment?

The Assessment team will be able to tell you if the programme is likely to meet your needs after the assessment is complete. We may ask you to join our pre-admissions group which meets once a week for 2 hours.

What happens after I complete the residential treatment?

After leaving residential treatment, you will join our Continuing Care Programme. This involves attending a weekly group meeting run by our experienced team. They will provide a link back to Rutland and on-going support to you during your first year of recovery and beyond (if required). The cost of this programme is €1,000 for the first year, (€800 if paid up front) payable in advance; this is not covered by insurance. Continuing Care can be extended into the second year and beyond.

Is there a waiting list?

Generally our waiting list is short, usually 2-3 days. Assessment appointments are generally arranged either same day or within 48 hours of phoning for an appointment. Admissions can happen within 48- 72 hours of the assessment. However, this can vary depending on the time of year and you should check this with the Counsellor at your assessment meeting.

What is the cost?

Initial Assessment costs €150. The 5-week Residential Programme is €11,500 (€10,500 if paid upfront) This is covered by most insurance companies in full or part, depending upon the level of insurance you hold. The Continuing Care programme is €1,000 which covers the group support in the first year. There is an opportunity to avail of a reduction in this fee when paid upfront (€800). This must be paid in advance and is not covered by insurance. The 10 week outpatient programme costs €3,500.

Will my health insurance cover the costs?

You should check your health insurance cover and plan with your insurer. We take clients covered by VHI, Irish Life Health, Garda Medical Aid, Laya, and Medisan.

What if I am a medical card holder?

Alcohol addiction is not currently funded by the Health Service Executive for residential addiction treatment. Drug addiction may be funded by the Health Service Executive for residential addiction treatment however the decision to provide funding is based on assessment through the HSE and is not guaranteed. Contact your local HSE drug service for further information.

How do I know if I have an addiction problem?

Trying to determine if you or someone you care about has an addiction problem can often be hard to recognize and the Rutland Centre is here to help. While recognizing an addiction really requires a personal assessment by a trained professional, you use the links below to see some brief descriptions of symptoms that may indicate you need to seek professional help and advice:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Gambling
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Food