Programmes

There are five main treatment options (1-5) which are outlined below, including costs.

Initial Consultation (Cost €80)

The initial consultation with Dr McGovern is simply an exploratory session rather than any firm commitment to commence treatment and may be viewed as a stand alone session even if more intensive treatment is not required.

  • In many cases it may be all that is required to kick start the recovery process.
  • This brief intervention alone can be very helpful in assisting those with alcohol, substance and other addiction related issues.
  • Dr McGovern has a good knowledge of other services beyond the clinic that might be useful (in circumstances where the treatment programmes at the clinic may not be the preferred option for costs or other reasons). 
  • The session also provides him with an opportunity to decide the intensity of treatment that is needed and what programme would work best to meet those needs.

The initial consultation is approximately 30 minutes duration. If you would like to make an appointment to see Dr McGovern please contact the clinic on 01-2916153 or e-mail drmcgovern@prioritymedicalclinic.ie

1. Acute Treatment Programme

This programme consists of 30 sessions delivered over 6-10 weeks by a multidisciplinary team which includes a medical addiction specialist, a cognitive behavioural therapist, an addiction counsellor, a family therapist and a relaxation therapist. The time commitment is approximately 4-5 hours a week which is designed to provide flexibility, particularly for those who are working or have other personal commitments.

The sessions include:

  • Medical Addiction Treatment (with Dr McGovern) – 6 sessions
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – 6 sessions
  • Family Therapy – 6 sessions
  • Addiction Counselling – 6 sessions
  • Relaxation Therapy – 6 sessions

If you would like to discuss this programme in more detail with Dr McGovern and/or be provided with the costs please contact 01-2916153 or by e-mail at drmcgovern@prioritymedicalclinic.ie

2. Medical Addiction and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programme

This option is less intensive than the Acute Treatment Programme but provides two essential components of addiction treatment. This programme is usually delivered over 12 weeks with two sessions a week of therapy.

The sessions include:

  • Medical Addiction Treatment (12 sessions with Dr McGovern)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (12 sessions with Fergus Crowe)

If you would like to discuss this programme in more detail with Dr McGovern and/or be provided with the costs please contact 01-2916153 or by e-mail at drmcgovern@prioritymedicalclinic.ie

3. Twelve Week Programme

Dr McGovern provides a 12 week programme consisting of twelve medical addiction sessions which is a less intensive than either programme 1 or 2 and usually entails a weekly appointment with Dr McGovern. Within those sessions Dr McGovern utilises counselling and Cognitive behavioural approaches as well as dealing with the medical complications of addiction.

If you would like to discuss this programme in more detail with Dr McGovern and/or be provided with the costs please contact 01-2916153 or by e-mail at drmcgovern@prioritymedicalclinic.ie

4. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programme

This programme involves an initial assessment with Dr McGovern and a series of sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy sessions with Fergus Crowe. These sessions involve (non- medication) psychotherapy. 

The sessions include:

  • Medical Addiction Assessment (1 session with Dr McGovern)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (6 sessions with Fergus Crowe)

If you would like to discuss this programme in more detail with Dr McGovern and/or be provided with the costs please contact 01-2916153 or by e-mail at drmcgovern@prioritymedicalclinic.ie

5. Relapse Prevention Programme 

This programme is designed for those who are in recovery and abstinent from all forms of addiction and whose goal is to remain abstinent. Relapse prevention is a cognitive behavioural approach which is designed to identify and prevent high-risk situations which could lead to a resumption of the initial problem be it alcohol, drugs or process addictions such as gambling.

  • Medical Addiction Assessment (1 session with Dr McGovern)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (9 sessions with Fergus Crowe)

If you would like to discuss this programme in more detail with Dr McGovern and/or be provided with the costs please contact 01-2916153 or by e-mail at drmcgovern@prioritymedicalclinic.ie

These programmes may be covered by health insurance. Please contact your provider for clarification.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Dr McGovern please contact the clinic on 01-2916153 or e-mail drmcgovern@prioritymedicalclinic.ie

 

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