Adolescent Drug Withdrawal Unit (ADWU)

Provides up to 14 days of non-medicated residential support for young people aged 13 – 18 years experiencing withdrawal from AOD

350 Antill St, Watson , Canberra ACT 2602 Australia

Operating hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wait time

Yes, there are typically waiting times (contact the service for more information)

After hours support



Adolescent Drug Withdrawal Unit (ADWU) program provides up to 14 days of non-medicated residential support for young people aged 13 – 18 years experiencing withdrawal from AOD. The program also offers information, employment support, training, relationships building, mood management, personal growth and development, relapse prevention, life and group skills. Continuing care is available post program.

Age range eligibility

Under 18
A program for young people aged 13 – 17


No referral required (i.e., can self-refer)
Referral from GP
Referral other: Referrals also accepted from friend/family, another service, Courts, and Police
Other useful documentation: Medicare card , Court reports, Medical records and Prescriptions

Medication/Intoxication exclusions

Medication exclusions details: Medication exclusions are benzodiazepines and Opioid Maintenance Therapy

Use of drug testing

Drug testing is conducted as part of treatment

Treatment type

Residential treatment

Treatment duration

The program duration is variable, contact the service for more information

Treatment goal


Delivery mode

Appointment required

Public transport support available


ACT and NSW residents

Accepts ACT residents
Accepts NSW residents

Disability access

Accessible toilets
Accessible doorways
Accessible parking

Family/children support and access

Information and/or education and support for families and/or carers is provided
Contact with family members and/or carers/children while in program

Phones permitted


Smoking permitted


Smoking cessation support available

NRT provided
Other smoking cessation support provided


No fees
Yes fee/s applicable, contact service for more information
There is no additional information for this service.
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