Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre
When you stop using alcohol or other drugs, you can experience uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms; this is known as withdrawal. Your symptoms may be mild or more severe depending on the substance, the amount used and how long you’ve been using it. Physical symptoms may include sweating, a racing heart, palpitations, muscle tension, tremors/shakes, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Emotional symptoms can include anxiety, restlessness, irritability, insomnia, depression and inability to concentrate.
If you are looking for support for withdrawal, the Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre (OWMC) will be able to help. We provide supervised support, in both official languages, for withdrawal from drugs and alcohol through residential, day and community outreach programs. All services are completely FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. They are geared toward individuals who:
- are 16 years of age or older
- are medically stable
- are intoxicated or experiencing withdrawal symptoms or at risk of relapse
- want to stop using one or more substances
When it comes to withdrawal programs, there is no such thing as a one size fits all. If you don’t see what you need on this website, please call the Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre for help. Our staff will guide you to the right service for your circumstances.
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