FREEDOM FROM
ADDICTION

FREEDOM FROM
ADDICTION

Take back control of your life

It takes time, patience, and hard work, but you can do it - you can overcome your drug addiction problems.
Only you can do it, but you can’t do it alone.

At Portage, you will be surrounded by a community of people with the same goal as you, and you will help each other make it through.

“Portage: Finding a pathway around an
obstacle in order to continue the journey”

Portage - how you can help

HOW YOU CAN HELP

It takes a community to help someone overcome drug addiction and communities are strengthened as a result. Help us spread the word, donate your time, expertise, and resources, become involved in helping our clients seek freedom from addiction.

PORTAGE NEWS

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Outdoor Activities: A New Partnership Benefits Portage Saint-Malachie Youth

08-29-2018

The Portage Saint-Malachie Centre is offering its young residents new opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities thanks to a joint initiative launched with Projet Odyssée Aventures this summer.   Residents of the Saint-Malachie Centre in Québec are reaping the benefits of a very successful collaborative effort between Portage and Projet Odyssée Aventures. The Saint-Malachie Centre had… Read more »

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Thirty youth discover the wonders of the Cirque du Soleil

08-09-2018

The Cirque du Soleil invited 30 youth from the Portage Centre at Lac Écho to attend their latest show Bazzar on July 20th this year in Montréal. As part of its community engagement, the Cirque du Soleil invites young people who receive services from community organizations working with at-risk youth to attend its new show… Read more »

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Educating and Conveying Values Through Judo

07-31-2018

The Portage Centre for adolescents in Saint-Malachie has been offering judo classes since 2014. Since then, more than 50 youth have discovered the martial art, which draws on physical abilities and moral values. “Judo’s moral code is universal” Diane Couture has introduced more than 1200 youth to judo since she started teaching the martial art… Read more »

PORTAGE BLOG

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Let’s Talk About It

09-12-2018

September 10, 2018 is the 10th edition of World Suicide Prevention Day. The event seeks to promote awareness about suicide and how to prevent it.   Suicide: A Social Issue According to statistics, one person attempts suicide every three seconds. One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds.[1] There are more than one million suicide… Read more »

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The Evolution of Drugs: Higher Concentrations, Greater Potency

09-07-2018

Drug use has undergone many changes over the last few years. A growing drug supply, younger drug users and highly concentrated active principles are some of the factors that need to be brought to the forefront.   With the upcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada on October 17, 2018, one question has been raised repeatedly… Read more »

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International Overdose Awareness Day: Promoting Understanding of a Global Problem

08-31-2018

International Overdose Awareness Day was established in 2001 and takes place every year on August 31st. The event aims to raise public awareness of overdose and help people recognize its signs and respond effectively (read: How to Recognize and React to an Overdose).   The History Behind the Day It all started with a discussion… Read more »