Withdrawal Management

Community Withdrawal Management Services (CWMS) offers an alternative to residential withdrawal management, where individuals who can safely withdrawal from alcohol and/or other drugs are able to do so in a safe and supportive community environment.

When a person stops using alcohol and/or other drugs their body and mind may experience physical and/or emotional symptoms. This process is commonly known as withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms can be mild to severe depending on the substance used, the amount used and how long a person has been using it. Withdrawal may include physical symptoms such as sweating, racing heart, palpitations, muscle tension, difficulty breathing, shakes, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea and emotional symptoms such as anxiety, restlessness, irritability, insomnia, trouble with concentration or depression.

CWMS counsellors/case managers are available to assist individuals who want to stop using alcohol and/or other drugs by developing a plan for withdrawal.

  • Participation is voluntary.
  • Services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
  • Nursing staff are available for consultation.
  • Medical assessment by a physician may be requested.

Services Include:

  • Screening/Intake & Assessment
  • Individual Counselling
  • Group Counselling
  • Pre-Withdrawal Planning
  • Acute and Post-Acute Withdrawal Monitoring and Support
  • Transitional Case Management
  • Withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs is an important part of the recovery process.

For more information please call the main intake line.

ADAPT CWMS is funded by the Mississauga Halton LHIN Community Concurrent Disorders Program.