Withdrawal Management Services is an accredited 12 –bed department, offering non-medical, crisis/withdrawal, detoxification and stabilization programs to patients 16 years of age or older.  Oversight of this department is provided by Dr. Stanley Shapiro M.D.  C.C.F.P. (Addiction Specialist).

We provide services for males and females age 17 and up. This is an intensive treatment program at St. Joseph's General Hospital Elliot Lake

The young adult program is part of the adult program.

Please note that this program is temporarily closed due to Covid-19.

Individuals applying for this program have been directly affected by another’s addiction (ie: mother, father, sibling, spouse, significant other, etc). 

Please note that this program is temporarily closed due to Covid-19.

Individuals booked for this group will examine the core topics covered in the Family Program with sensitivities toward the needs of the recovering/relapsing addict or alcoholic.

Please note that in person Aftercare is temporarily closed due to Covid-19.

The Oaks Centre offers two Aftercare group meetings almost every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

If you're traveling from out of town or to confirm, please call first.  

Individuals attending Aftercare have completed residential Chemical Dependency or Co-Dependency treatment and must arrive to Aftercare group sober.

Information about whether someone has an addiction problem.

Know what to expect as you undergo treatment for various programs at the Camillus Centre.

Find out what to bring as you undergo programs at the Oaks Centre.

Information on how to apply to the Oaks Centre, with information about the Withdrawal Management Services, Tapering Program and the programs of the Camillus Centre.

HEAD WEAR:  No toques, ball caps or hoods on in dining room, group rooms, lounges or counselors offices. Bandanas, gang related symbols or colors are not permitted.

JEWELRY: No spiked jewelry or chains as these can be dangerous.

SUNGLASSES: Got a doctor’s note?  Forget about wearing them inside the building.

UNDERGARMENTS: Under is where they belong. Tops MUST cover bra straps and pants MUST cover your underwear.

TOPS: Shoulders must be covered. No spaghetti straps.  Make sure necklines do not extend below the line of the armpit.  Also, No exposed midriffs, tops must meet bottoms.

BOTTOMS: Pants and leggings that are too tight are not permitted.

SUGGESTIVE MESSAGES: Watch wording on clothes, hats or jewelry.  No references to sex, racism, drugs or alcohol allowed.  Profanity or derogatory remarks are also not allowed. What is considered suggestive?  Ask your counselor.

SHORTS/DRESSES/SKIRTS: Whatever you wear, MUST reach mid-thigh or lower.  If you're dressed inappropriately, you will be asked to be change.

HOLES & RIPS IN CLOTHING: Clothing that is inappropriate or indecent is not allowed. 

LOW RISE PANTS: Pants must meet tops at the waist.

BAGGY PANTS: Must be secured at the hips with a belt.

FOOTWEAR: Flip-flops and sandals must be safe and appropriate.  Bottom line—counselors decide what is/isn’t appropriate. Close-toed shoes/runners are the safest bet.  NO BARE FEET PERMITTED!

SLEEP WEAR: If it is worn to bed, don’t wear it to group or meals.  This includes undershirts and pajama bottoms.  Slippers are allowed inside the building.

TATTOOS: Visible tattoos should be free of profanity, violence and sexually suggestive phrases or images.  Gang related symbols or advertisement for alcohol, drugs or tobacco products is also not allowed.