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FAQ’s


Frequently asked questions, or FAQs are listed questions and answers, to help answer common questions and issues

I am concerned about somebody else’s drinking, drug use or gambling, what can I do?


If you are concerned about somebody else’s drinking, drug use or gambling but they don’t seem to think they have a problem, call us and speak to one of our counsellors. They will advise and support you through the steps…

Do we take clients that are using prescribed medications?


Bushypark is a drug free centre so we do not prescribe drugs during treatment due to their addictive properties. However, we have taken some clients who are on prescribed medication as we recognise dual diagnosis. Each case is individually assessed…

What happens if I relapse?


We are still here to help you. Relapse is not seen as a sign of failure but rather another step on the road to recovery. Please call us and we will assist you to overcome your relapse issues and to…

What support is there for the family?


We in Bushypark believe that addiction affects the entire family and we therefore encourage family and other concerned persons to be part of the recovery process.

We work with family members and concerned persons right through all the stage of the…

What does treatment involve?


It involves assisting the client and the family member to make positive changes in their lives through a structured 28 day programme. (Programme content outlined above). The aim of the structured programme is to enable the clients to put a…

How can I pay?


We are covered by VHI, Quinn Healthcare and AVIVA Healthcare. You should check out the position with your insurer or we can do this during the assessment process.

We discuss payment plans and options with the client at the assessment process. We…

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


You must have an appointment. This is necessary to protect the anonymity of the residents in the centre and to ensure that a counsellor is available to meet with you.

Is it a medical centre?


No.  It is a counselling and therapeutic centre and not a medical based one.  All medical care needs to be provided by the clients own GP or with their own relevant health professionals

Do we detox clients in the centre?


We do NOT have detox facilities in the centre but we will be able to advise clients and make referrals to Clients own GP’s or where necessary in conjunction with our consultant psychiatrist

Is there a waiting list for treatment?


It is difficult to say as it varies from time to time.  This can be found out by ringing the centre at the time you are looking for treatment or it will be discussed during the assessment process with the…

Who can come to the centre?


The centre is open to anyone over 18 who is concerned about their own or somebody else’s alcohol, drug (legal and illegal) or gambling use.

We offer support over the phone and discuss the assessment process with person or with their…

What is the first step I need to take to get help?


You just need to call us on 065-6840944 or e-mail us at bushyparkhouse@clarecare.ie and we will offer support in relation to your problem. We will set up an assessment appointment for you and a concerned person with an addiction counsellor to…




Bushypark House

Ennis
Phone: 065-684 0944
Fax : 065-684 0450
E-mail : bushyparkhouse@clarecare.ie

Counsellor on duty: 8am to 9pm (Call in confidence for support, advice and information)

How to find us

From Limerick

Leaving limerick city follow signs for Galway, Shannon or Ennis. After approx 25km takes the Ennistymon/ Cliffs of Moher/Ennis Exit off dual carriageway. Follow the signs through to the third roundabout (clare abbey). Take the second exit towards Kilrush/Ennistymon. Continue to the Claureen Road roundabout. Take first exit onto the N68. Continue for 1.5km until you reach the Texaco Garage/Oliver Walsh Motors. Turn left at the side of the garage, you will see signpost for BushyPark House. Follow this road for 2km keeping to the left at fork on road. Continue 500metres and see gates of house in front of you on a bend. Please use second gate as entrance to the house.

From Galway

Follow N18 from Galway until you reach a dual carriageway, take the first left exit 500 metres after you get on this new road, signposted for Barefield/Ennis. Follow signs when you come off this road for Ennis. Go through the Ballymaley Roundabout (small roundabout). When coming into Ennis town proceed until you reach a roundabout, (there is a statoil garage and McDonalds on the right at this roundabout). Take first right exit, following signs for Shannon/Limerick. At next roundabout take the third exit, signposted for Ennistymon/Lahinch. Go straight through the next roundabout (Claureen Road) and continue for1.5km until you reach a Texaco Garage. Turn left at the side of the garage, you will see signpost for BushyPark House. Follow this road for 2km keeping to the left at fork on road. Continue 500metres and see gates of house in front of you on a bend. Please use second gate as entrance to the house.