Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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St. Joseph's Care Group

Addictions & Mental Health

Withdrawal Management

Withdrawal Management at Balmoral Centre is a 24-bed, medically-supervised withdrawal management stabilization centre. Balmoral Centre provides a safe place for people 16 years+ to withdraw/detox from alcohol and other drugs. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We do not maintain a wait list, admissions occur as beds become available. There are no fees and staying is voluntary.

Care Provided at Balmoral Centre

Balmoral Centre provides medically supported withdrawal management services:

  • Support and care during the acute stages of intoxication to safely withdraw from substances
  • Stabilization, education and group programming
  • Referrals and linkages for medical, counselling, addiction treatment, harm reduction and mental health services
  • Individualized assessment for treatment planning
  • Discharge planning in collaboration with community partners and services
  • 24/7 RPN on-site
  • Nurse Practitioner on-site 7 days per week
  • Indigenous cultural services available
Admission Eligibility

Admission is based on individual need, bed availability and the following eligibility:

  • Person must be admitted voluntarily
  • Persons must be 16 years of age and older
  • Person is conscious, ambulatory and medically stable
  • Person is intoxicated, in active withdrawal or at high risk of relapse
  • Person agrees to adhere to the guidelines and terms of service
Bed Availability

Call (807) 623-6515 to inquire if a bed is available. Staff will complete a quick screening over the phone to ensure it is safe for the individual to detoxify at the Centre. If an individual is referred or arrives at the Balmoral Centre with health concerns, they are referred for medical/psychiatric treatment to an Emergency department.

About Us

Balmoral Centre is a local, regional and provincial resource offering withdrawal management services. Our approach to treatment is holistic, client-centered and respects diversity in culture, spirituality, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion and belief systems.

No one has to face addiction alone. Our services include connecting individuals to supports and resources to support their goals, chosen treatment plan and readiness for change.

Our services are provided in an environment that is caring, compassionate, respectful and non-judgmental.

We know that anyone at anytime can be affected by addiction. It takes courage to reach out for help, and Balmoral Centre offers support to connect to services and resources.

We can also arrange referrals for those who choose further treatment. There are options for addiction services to assist you in developing your treatment plan. This includes harm reduction, community-based addiction counselling, day treatment, residential treatment and longer term residential recovery programs.

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