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.