Programmes

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

Initial Consultation

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 costs €100 and 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 him at drmcgovern@prioritymedicalclinic.ie 

Treatment programmes

The main treatment programmes are listed below.  

The fees of the programmes below can be found by calling  01-2916153 or by e-mailing drmcgovern@prioritymedicalclinic.ie

1. Acute Treatment Programme

This programme consists of 24 sessions delivered over approximately 12 weeks by a multidisciplinary team which includes a medical addiction specialist, a cognitive behavioural therapist, an addiction counsellor and a family therapist. The time commitment is approximately 2-3 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

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

2. Dr McGovern 6 session Programme (one hour session duration)

Dr McGovern provides a 6 session programme consisting of one addiction assessment and five medical addiction sessions which entail weekly hour long sessions 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 please contact 01-2916153 or by e-mail at drmcgovern@prioritymedicalclinic.ie 

3. Dr McGovern 9 session programme (30 minute session duration)

Dr McGovern provides a 9 session programme consisting of one addiction assessment (one hour duration) and 8 half-hour medical addiction sessions which entail weekly 30 minute sessions 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 (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

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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