Medically Managed Withdrawal Services (detox)

CADS Medically Managed Withdrawal Services are for people who have a physical dependence on alcohol and other drugs (e.g. methamphetamines, benzos, opiates) and who require medical support to withdraw from or reduce their use or to stabilise on medications.

Physical dependence is when people:

  • need to increase how much they take to get the same effect
  • experience physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms if they stop drinking or using drugs.

CADS provide medically managed withdrawal support through two services:

  • CHDS/Community and Home Detox Service which supports people at home or elsewhere in the community
  • The in-patient unit for people who need 24 hour medical supervision.

If you would like to know whether medically managed withdrawal might be an appropriate option for you or you have questions about the process you can phone us on 0800 845 1818 or visit a walk-in clinic (10am - 1pm Mon - Fri) at CADS North, South, West or Central.

Please note: there is no walk-in clinic at Pitman House

About the inpatient unit

Our unit has moved to Auckland City Mission HomeGround in Hobson St, Auckland central.

Each client has their own lockable bedroom with en suite bathroom. There is a shared dining space, client lounge and group room, and a separate TV room. Private spaces are available where clients can meet their visitors.