The effects of withdrawal and physical symptoms can be challenging for some people. It’s always best to speak to your doctor to obtain advice on the withdrawal methods best suited to you and your dependence.

YSAS can provide advice and also has withdrawal programs where youth workers and health professionals can help you to achieve your goals. Having a withdrawal plan and an ongoing treatment plan will make the process much easier.

A safe, quiet and supportive environment is the best place to undergo withdrawal. If you’d feel most comfortable at home, there are many home-based withdrawal services that will monitor your detox period. 

A safe, quiet and supportive environment is the best place to undergo withdrawal.

If home’s not an option – or not the best one for you – residential withdrawal programs offer secure, friendly and professionally supported spaces in which to withdraw safely. YSAS offers Short-Term Residential Respite as well as Home-Based Withdrawal services. Our Programs + Services  also aim to enable and re-engage young people post-withdrawal by connecting them with welfare, educational and recreational services. If you think any of these services would be beneficial for you, you can call them directly or speak to us on on our 24 hour free and confidential YoDAA Line: 1800 458 685