CAAPS offers a residential withdrawal service for people who are physically, socially and emotionally dependent on drugs.
This may be single drug use like alcohol, or poly drug use, for example alcohol / cannabis / opiates / benzodiazepines / amphetamines.
How does it work?
Withdrawal takes place at CAAPS in a carefully planned and managed way. This is coordinated by the Withdrawal nurse, who also liases with Darwin Withdrawal Services and the Northern Territory Government’s Alcohol & Other Drugs sector to provide best practise treatment.
The withdrawal process can be medicated or non-medicated depending on individual client needs. Clients are encouraged to participate in the 12 week Healthy Families Program offered by CAAPS after they have completed withdrawal.
The Withdrawal Nurse also provides triage assessment of any client’s medical conditions, can do basic medical procedures on site, manages medical appointments and over sees client’s medication supply and dispensing.