Cara Lodge Residential Treatment Centre

“I felt listened to and that staff actually care about me.”

“We got our son back.”

About Us

Cara Lodge Residential Treatment Centre provides a free residential programme for males aged 14 – 18 years old who have substance misuse issues. The capacity of the residential centre is for 6 young people and the length of their stay is up to 12 weeks, dependent on the young person’s presenting need.

The residential centre is situated in a tranquil area of West Cork and it gives a young person the space needed to make decisions that contribute to a more positive lifestyle. Due to the high level of support and care needed for stabilisation and rehabilitation the residential setting is an integral part in the success of a young person’s treatment. Cara Lodge has a multidisciplinary staff team who deliver a highly structured and diverse treatment programme in the context of the young person and their families.


  • Pre-Treatment Programme
  • Treatment Planning
  • Counselling
  • Harm Reduction Groups
  • Inter-agency Case Management Meetings
  • Family Support
  • Keyworking

Complementary Therapies

  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Mindfulness

Education Programme

We provide an education programme which supports each young person’s individual treatment plan.

  • Junior Certificate
  • Leaving Certificate
  • FETAC Levels 3 & 4

Cara Lodge has it’s own workshop, poly tunnels and building equipment. Involvement in project work allows young people to develop practical outdoor skills, such as: caring for animals, woodwork, building and growing their own vegetables.

Activity Programme

  • Swimming
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Gym
  • Driving Range
  • Cinema
  • Tennis
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking


We accept referrals from our Assessment and Day Treatment Centre and Arbour House Treatment Centre.

Cara Lodge Residential Treatment Centre
Ahiohill, Enniskeane, Co. Cork
Tel: 023 8839000
Fax: 023 8839590

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