Substance abuse program

The detoxification service is provided on an outpatient basis, with accommodation or through substitution treatment. It includes the management of intoxication and withdrawal episodes. The choice of detoxification type is based on the person's clinical needs. Three levels of care are offered in relation to withdrawal management: outpatient detoxification, residential detoxification and opioid dependence treatment (substitution treatment). The detoxification service is intended for people who, because of their addiction, require intoxication management or management of withdrawal symptoms.

  • External detoxification: offered to users at mild to moderate risk of withdrawal.
  • Detoxification with accommodation: offered to users with risks associated with moderate to severe withdrawal.
  • Substitution: available to users with opioid dependence. The service focuses on the prescription, dosage and monitoring of substitution medication.

How do I access the service?

The person who wishes to receive addiction services can contact the Centre de réadaptation en dépendance at 819-776-5584 or go to 25 St-François Street in the Hull sector.

Following an initial assessment and according to the needs expressed, the person will be referred to the appropriate detoxification service provided by a team composed of doctors, nurses and nursing assistants.

What can I expect?

The duration of outpatient follow-up can range from a few days to several weeks, while inpatient follow-up generally lasts from 5 to 7 days.

Regarding the level of substitution, the frequency of medical visits is determined by the phase of substitution treatment. During the induction phase of the medication, the user will be seen weekly until the maintenance dose is reached.

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Services offered by our partner of the Centre d’intervention et de prévention en toxicomanie (CIPTO)