Wait timeContact the service for more information
After hours supportYes
Intake Phone Number(02) 6185 1300
The Non-Residential Withdrawal Program supports young people and adults to safely cease or reduce drugs and/or alcohol in the comfort of their own home. By reducing or ceasing regular drug and alcohol use, we aim to restore people’s health and well-being in the short-term, so they can continue or commence their ongoing alcohol and drug treatment.
As part of the Program, with permission, we will work with your General Practitioner, Pharmacist, support person and other service providers so your withdrawal can occur as safely and comfortably as possible. We also work with other community alcohol and drug services, so your ongoing treatment transitions as smoothly as possible.
The Non-Residential Withdrawal Nurse provides daily support initially with this gradually reducing as withdrawal symptoms reduce.
The Nurse can provide support in your own home (if safe), or an agreed environment that is safe and easily accessible. For example, a community health centre. Support can be provided in person, via the telephone or secure web-based contact.
The Nurse can provide information and education to both you and your support person(s) regarding expected withdrawal signs and symptoms, strategies to assist, medication regimes and when to initiate further support.
Age range eligibilityUnder 18
18-25 year old
DocumentationNo referral required (i.e., can self-refer)
Referral from GP
Medication/Intoxication exclusionsNo exclusions, i.e. the a low threshold service able to see people whether they have used drugs or not, people can attend whilst on medication or going through withdrawal or while Opioid Management Therapy
Treatment typeWithdrawal management (detoxification)
Harm reduction initiativesProvides alcohol tobacco or other drug education sessions (e.g., harm reduction strategies, safer injecting information)
Treatment durationThe program duration is variable, contact the service for more information
Treatment goalReduce ATOD use
Delivery modeAppointment required
Outreach services available
Phone support available
Face to face support available
ACT and NSW residentsAccepts ACT residents
Disability accessAccessible toilets
Family/children support and accessInformation and/or education and support for families and/or carers is provided
Contact with family members and/or carers/children while in program
Additional program description
For further information on the Non-Residential Withdrawal Program, please refer to Karralika’s website at, www.karralika.org.au or contact one of the team on (02) 6185 1300.
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