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

Hydration – an essential element of the education and positive lifestyle of Portage residents

06-07-2019

Jennifer Loughery, nurse at the Portage Atlantic rehabilitation centre, has implemented an awareness program on how staying hydrated is important to overall good health. “The youth were showing up in my office more and more frequently with issues of constipation, fainting spells and just overall feeling unwell. A major issue that I noticed was that… Read more »

Creating Awareness in the Community

06-07-2019

Portage Atlantic staff and residents create awareness about the Portage program and the services it offers at its Cassidy Lake residential rehabilitation centre for youth. On May 3, 2019, Tambrie Hicks, Admissions Coordinator for the Cassidy Lake residential rehabilitation centre for youth in New Brunswick, hosted an information booth at the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association… Read more »

Portage Ontario Bursary Program Launched

06-05-2019

June, 2019; The Portage Academy at Elora is an on-site Section 23 School approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education, operated in partnership with the Upper Grand District School Board. The Academy delivers high school curriculum to the youth in treatment. Attendance at school is a mandatory requirement of the Portage Ontario residential drug rehabilitation… Read more »

PORTAGE BLOG

Edible Cannabis : “Second Wave” of Cannabis Legalization to Take Effect in the Fall

06-14-2019

Edible cannabis products (such as candies and cookies) will be authorized for sale starting in October. This “second wave” of cannabis legalization raises concerns surrounding the appeal and dangers of edible cannabis products.    Cases of cannabis intoxication in children On May 17, 2019, the Montreal Children’s Hospital sounded the alarm concerning edible cannabis products…. Read more »

E-Cigarettes: marketing and addiction?

05-24-2019

In an interview with the TVA Nouvelles news channel on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, fourteen-year old Elizabeth explained how she became addicted to nicotine through vaping, at one point consuming the equivalent of 100 cigarettes per day. E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular, especially among youth. The fault lies with some very clever marketing. An alternative… Read more »

transgender

Tailoring services to transgender youth: the fight against exclusion and substance use

05-14-2019

The Portage drug rehabilitation centre in Cassidy Lake, New-Brunswick has been adapting its services to the needs of transgender youth since 2016. Discrimination and social exclusion often lead transgender youth to isolate themselves from others and develop drug and/or alcohol use problems. With this is mind, Portage has implemented structural changes aimed at providing a… Read more »