• An outside view of GRH's withdrawal management centre at Park and Glasgow streets
  • A close up of the sign for GRH's withdrawal management centre.

GRH offers a regional withdrawal management centre (WMC) near its KW Campus, at 52 Glasgow Street in Kitchener (at the corner of Park and Glasgow Streets).

To contact the centre, please call 519-749-4318.

Programs provided at the WMC include the following:
  • Non-medical management of withdrawal symptoms for men and women in a residential setting;
  • 24 hour monitoring and care for people who need a structured and/or protected setting in order to abstain; and

Staff members are available to talk about and offer support to individuals and community agencies dealing with unique client needs.


The centre works on a self referral basis. You can refer yourself by calling the centre at 519-749-4318. We will complete a phone screening with you when a bed is available.

The centre may be the right choice if the person seeking help:

  • Is intoxicated or experiencing withdrawal symptoms;
  • Is 16 years of age or older;
  • Is medically and psychiatrically stable;
  • Can manage a group environment;
  • Chooses to be there voluntarily;
  • Is not experiencing, or at risk of, serious medical complications that require medical assessment and intervention (i.e. head injury, seizures, loss of consciousness, chest pain, overdose);
  • Is not threatening harm to self or others; and
  • Is not in benzodiazepine or methadone withdrawal.

Some of the services we offer at WMC include:

  • Screening to make sure individuals receive the most appropriate care;
  • Assessment to help come up with goals and outcomes;
  • Close observation upon admission to ensure medical and psychiatric stability;
  • Withdrawal symptom monitoring and treatment;
  • Supportive care and stabilization;
  • Treatment groups to help individuals identify issues and goals related to relapse prevention, well/fitness, anger management, harm reduction, anxiety and depression, mindfulness;
  • Family support;
  • 12-step meetings and support group programs are held at the centre. Individuals are expected to attend regular outside Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings as a group;
  • Early recovery education; and
  • Discharge planning and referrals for additional treatment and community resources.