Once you’ve spoken to your doctor about your plans to withdraw, select the place or withdrawal service you feel most comfortable with. If you’re unsure, call YSASline and we can help you find the right service for you.
YSAS withdrawal services are fully funded and free for young people between 12-21. Depending on your situation you may need to go on a waiting list for a place in one of the units.
Remind yourself of why you want to withdraw– it may help to write down your motivation as well as goals for your post-withdrawal life. Refer back to these if you find yourself struggling down the track.
Getting some tools and advice on relapse prevention is also a good idea. Relapse is a real possibility and preparing yourself for it doesn’t necessarily mean your withdrawal efforts are doomed: being prepared will simply make a relapse easier to deal with if it happens.
Check out the YSAS Withdrawal Programs here or call us on 24 hour free YoDAA Line: 1800 458 685.