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.


The Fredericton Golden Club makes a donation to Portage Atlantic


On January 24, 2018, Portage Atlantic made a presentation to the members of the Fredericton Golden Club at their weekly meeting. Carol Tracey, Director of Development, Portage Atlantic provided information on how the Portage Atlantic residential drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth was established at Cassidy Lake back in 1996, and how it evolved during… Read more »

A different path


The youth forum organized by Motivaction jeunesse under the theme Les jeunes d’aujourd’hui se dévoilent (Today’s youth reveal themselves) took place on November 30, 2017. Motivaction jeunesse is a non-profit organization that seeks to prevent dropping out of school, sedentariness and delinquency among youth from the Québec City area. Representing Portage at the forum was… Read more »

The Explo Mobile at Lac Écho


Last November 6th, the Explo Mobile truck made a stop at the Lac Écho campus. Inside the reconfigured 53-foot truck, visitors learned about eight vocational training programs offered by the Rivière-du-Nord School Board. Youth and adults from Portage’s drug rehabilitation programs at Lac Écho explored the different work stations on display, including: Automobile Mechanics Automotive… Read more »


Seven Ways to Start Talking About Drugs With a Teenager


It’s not easy for parents to start a conversation about drugs with their children. But youths become vulnerable targets as soon as they set foot in school, where they quickly meet people who use drugs. That’s why parents must take the time to discuss this matter with their children. Sure, drug use is sometimes a… Read more »

Drug Addiction and Mental Health Issues Just Don’t Mix Well


Having to deal with drug addiction and mental health problems at the same time makes everything twice as complicated. Mickaël tried many times to get a handle on his life, but to no avail. Suffering From Drug Addiction and Mental Health Problems   “At 17 I was diagnosed as mentally ill. My doctor and his… Read more »

45 Years of Strength, Sustainability and Resistance


Portage opened its doors 45 years ago. Since then, it has relied, day in, day out, on over 400 committed employees to successfully fulfill its mission. In the Francophone folklore, a 45-year anniversary is traditionally associated with vermeil, more commonly known as gilded silver, an alloy of precious metals valued for its strength and resistance,… Read more »