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Addictions Services Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Medical Withdrawal Unit

Withdrawal from addictive substances can be difficult, both emotionally and physically. Sometimes people need professional care and support to make the withdrawal process safer.

We offer inpatient medication assisted withdrawal management (treating withdrawal symptoms using medications) for people who have a history of complicated withdrawal, or for whom withdrawal without medications is dangerous. Our team of nurses, pharmacists, doctors, social workers, dieticians and recreational therapists work together with each person to develop a comprehensive withdrawal management plan that is one part of the recovery journey. 

Admission is also entirely voluntary. For safety reasons once admitted, clients are not allowed to leave the premises, and no visitors are allowed during the admission period. Clients must be able to walk and care for their own basic needs, such as using the toilet, bathing and attending meals. Page Content

We offer therapeutic groups; participation in these groups is essential and an expectation throughout the admission.

The unit is non-smoking and we provide nicotine replacement support.

All services are confidential and covered by OHIP.

Referral Required: No. Clients can self refer. Clients will be connected with an RN who will do a telephone assessment/screening with the client prior to admission.

Contact: (416) 535-8501, ext. 36071

Location: 40 and 50 White Squirrel Way, Toronto (just West of Queen and Ossington)

Notes: Admission hours: 8:00 a.m. to noon. Mondays to Fridays; no admission on weekends or public holidays.


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