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


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.


Fun Game of Ball Hockey at the Lewis Fitness Centre


Local RCMP members organized and took part in a fun ball hockey game vs. the male residents at the Portage Atlantic Lewis Fitness Centre at Cassidy Lake on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Portage Atlantic is grateful to the RCMP members for their involvement in the activity and as positive role models for the adolescents. The… Read more »

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Pathways to Education Visited Portage Atlantic


Visit from Pathways to Education, Saint John, NB, to the Portage Atlantic Centre at Cassidy Lake – May 2, 2018   Portage Atlantic greeted Harry Daley, Youth Advisor, and Austin Beddow, a student taking part in the Pathways to Education programming, who attended the male residents’ morning meeting followed by a tour of the facility…. Read more »

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School District Members on Site at Portage Atlantic


The New Brunswick Anglophone South School District (ASD-S) high school principals and support staff held a meeting on April 13, 2018, in the Boardroom of the Portage Atlantic centre at Cassidy Lake. Mrs. Zoë Watson, Superintendent, Anglophone School District – South (photo: back row, second from the left) took part in the meeting and introduced… Read more »


Let's Love Ourselves

The Great Dictator Returns : Let’s Love Ourselves!


Frank Gjata, inspired by the famous Great Dictator Speech written by Charlie Chaplin in 1940, wrote this speech imagining what message Chaplin might deliver to us if he were alive today. It’s been a long time since I addressed you, a very long time. It was a dismal time. I shared with you how greed… Read more »


Humanity in Nursing


My Strong Interest in Mental Health and Addiction I can still remember that morning in August 2014. For several weeks, I had been looking for a job that would fit my interest in mental health and substance abuse. I had been getting refusal letters every day, competition among nurses being so fierce. But that day,… Read more »

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Effects and Harms of Cannabis: Misconceptions among Youth


Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug among Canadians aged 15 to 24, and is more commonly used by youth in Canada than in any other country, according to a study done by UNICEF (2013)[1]. Even more alarming is the fact that many Canadian youth are not properly educated about the effects and harms… Read more »