There are several programs and supports that are offered in Waterloo Region to help with the symptoms of withdrawal from substances.

Residential Withdrawal Support

Withdrawal Management Centre, Grand River Hospital

Grand River Hospital offers non-medical management of withdrawal symptoms for men and women 16 years of age or older in a residential setting. The Withdrawal Management Centre is located at 52 Glasgow Street in Kitchener. The Centre works on a self-referral basis. For more information about the centre call 519-749-4318 or check the Withdrawal Management Centre website.

Community-Based Withdrawal Support

Community Withdrawal Support Service

This service is offered by the House of Friendship and Stonehenge Therapeutic Community for individuals in Guelph, Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo. This service offers an alternative to residential withdrawal management for individuals who can safely withdraw from alcohol and/or drugs in a safe and supportive community environment. This service is free of charge and voluntary and provided to individuals 18 years of age and older. For more information check the House of Friendship or Stonehenge Therapeutic Community websites, or call toll free 1-844-722-2977.

Rapid Access Addiction Clinic (RAAC)

The RAAC provides access to Physicians and/or Nurse Practitioners, Addiction Counsellors and Peer Support Workers who can provide medical assistance to anyone regardless of their age or the substance used, including help with managing withdrawal symptoms. Self-referrals and walk-ins are welcome. Services are paid for by OHIP. For more information call 1-844-722-2977 or visit the RAAC website.

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