Community Withdrawal Support Service

Type of Service

Addictions Withdrawal Management

Program Description

The Community Withdrawal Support Service (CWSS) offers an alternative to residential withdrawal management for individuals who can safely withdraw from alcohol and/or other drugs in a safe and supportive community environment. CWSS provides voluntary support services to clients who are 18 years and older. Services include screening and assessing suitability for withdrawal in a community setting, and supporting people to prepare, plan for and complete community-based withdrawal. Services also include consultation and capacity building to referring agencies and primary care providers; education and support to family members/significant others; and referrals to other programs/services for treatment and relapse prevention.

Access Information

Referrals for this service are made by calling CWSS directly at: (519) 837-6892. Service is provided in Guelph & Rural Wellington, Cambridge & North Dumfries, and Kitchener-Waterloo.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 519-837-6892
Fax 519-837-8035

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 and up
Catchment LHINs: (Waterloo Wellington)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed

Application Referral Forms


English Interpretation Services


Monday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Friday 0900-1700