Portage Atlantic

Drug Addiction Rehabilitation for Adolescents and Young Adults

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Portage Atlantic

Portage Atlantic, a non-profit organisation established in 1996, operates a residential drug addiction rehabilitation centre for Atlantic Canada youth (14-21) in New Brunswick.

In the therapeutic community environment, residents work through the underlying issues that caused their substance abuse and develop a set of social competencies that will help them deal with the challenges of everyday life without resorting to drug abuse.

The centre, located in Cassidy Lake, New Brunswick, also serves youth from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador.



Portage Atlantic News


Official Opening of “Your Community Garden” Project

On June 13, 2024, Portage Atlantic celebrated the official opening of the Your Community Garden Project in partnership with the Lions N1 District. The event was a tremendous success, marked...

Women & Addiction: Southwest Magazine Interview with Dr. King

Portage Atlantic Chairman Dr. Russell King, spoke with Vicki Hogarth and Heather Chase, Community Developer at Horizon Health Network, after the second annual Women and Addiction Symposium held in Moncton...

Women and Addiction Symposium, Transforming Words into Action

On April 10 & 11, Portage proudly hosted its second symposium: "Women and Addiction" in Moncton, New Brunswick. The symposium, held with the overarching goal of eliminating barriers to meaningful...

Portage Atlantic Foundation

Portage Atlantic’s drug addiction rehabilitation program for youth in New Brunswick is financed in part by the Portage Atlantic Foundation, which raises funds through individual and corporate donations as well as fundraising activities.

Portage Atlantic Board

The Portage Atlantic Board is chaired by Russell H.T. King, a retired family physician in Fredericton and former New Brunswick Health Minister involved in bringing Portage to Atlantic Canada. The Board is made up of dedicated volunteers who are involved in their local communities and who ensure the proper governance of Portage activities in Atlantic Canada.

  • Russell H.T. King, Chair
  • Dave Emmerson
  • Ron Evans
  • David Ferguson
  • Erin Flood
  • Peter A. Howlett
  • Tammy Johnson
  • Frederic Laforge
  • Gisele Maillet
  • Ronald Murray
  • Roderick Nolan
  • Bruce Northrup
  • Patricia Rogers
  • Frank Wilson
  • Brad Woodside
  • John Maunder
  • Zoe Watson

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