Our aim is to make this difficult day run as seamlessly as possible for you.

If you are accepted for our residential treatment programme you may be asked to join our pre-admissions group which meets once a week for 2 hours or your admission may follow within 72 hours of your assessment. If you join the pre-admissions group, you may remain with this group for approximately one week before your admission, depending on your progress. This gives us an opportunity to learn more about you and your needs. In this group, you will be introduced to the in-patient programme (and to group work), meet our staff and meet others waiting for admission.
As a drug free Centre we do not prescribe drugs during treatment because of their potentially addictive properties. We will ask you to stop using alcohol and drugs for at least five days before admission.
Prior to admission, we may recommend a period of detox in a hospital. We do not offer this service but we can refer you elsewhere.

On the day of your admission you will have agreed a time of arrival with the assessment counsellor. You can download our resident’s handbook here – this book contains lots of helpful information about your stay at the Rutland and will give you a good overview of what to expect. In here you will find helpful information about what to pack, when you can have visitors, as well as a number of other topics.


Before you arrive for your admission please make sure that you have the following documentation with you:

  • GP Letter
  • Health Insurance Number if applicable
  • Copy of your medical card if applicable
  • Full payment if paying privately
  • €100 deposit for your continuing care program

During the admission process you will have some paperwork to complete including some or all of the following:

  • Standing order form for continuing care
  • Medical insurance form
  • We may also take your photograph if you haven’t brought one in 

During your admission please feel free to give us any other information that will help your time at the Rutland go more smoothly – for example any dietary requirements you may have.

You will be given a list of books you will require during your treatment. All of these books are available for sale at reception.