Project Description

Non-Residential Withdrawal Program

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 your 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 work with other community alcohol and drug services so your ongoing treatment transitions as smoothly as possible.

The service

The Non-Residential Withdrawal Nurse can provide daily support initially with this gradually reducing as your withdrawal symptoms also 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.


  • You are over 12 years old and live in the ACT, or the surrounding NSW areas and access services in the ACT.
  • You experience mild to moderate withdrawals when you cease or reduce drugs and/or alcohol.
  • You do not have any serious and/or unstable medical and /or psychiatric conditions.
  • You have an accommodation that you can safely reduce or withdraw from substances.
  • We recommend you have a clean and sober support person(s) wo can be around to assist you.

Contact us

For more information or to self-refer, simply call 02 6185 1300 or email

Do you need help?

Every journey begins with the first step. We have fully trained staff ready to speak to you about your dependence or about someone you may care for.