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Substance use services


We provide a range of services that can help those struggling with substance use or addiction, including detox, counselling and medication. 

What services are offered?

Withdrawal Management (Detox)

Withdrawal management (detox/daytox) provides a safe, supportive environment for individuals who are experiencing acute withdrawal from substances in an inpatient (detox) outpatient (daytox) or home based (START) settings. We offer referrals to follow-up treatment.

Methadone Maintenance Program

Our methadone maintenance programs provide access to methadone treatment programs for adults with opiate addiction. Programs offer clinical assessment, counselling, specialized treatment planning, aftercare and follow-up. They employ a diverse range of interventions to address medical, psychological, social and emotional concerns.

Community Substance Use services

Our community substance use services provide adults with access to individual, couple and family/group substance use counselling and assess client needs and recommend appropriate treatment regarding substance misuse. They work with the substance use team to monitor client needs and progress and help develop an appropriate individual care plan. 


Sheway provides health and social service support to pregnant women and women with infants under 18 months who are dealing with drug and alcohol issues. The focus of the program is to help women have healthy pregnancies and positive early parenting experiences. Our teams address prenatal health, nutrition, alcohol and drug dependencies, women's health, parental support, and infant development. Intakes occur during drop-in hours. No referral is necessary.

Who's eligible?

Services may have restrictions related to age or residency.

Is there any cost?

These services are free-of-charge.

Access mental health and substance use services

For information and referral to services available near you, call the Access Central-Detox Referral Line at 1 (866) 658-1221. Or read more about services below:

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