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”

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The Addiction Traps campaign highlights how quickly, easily and cruelly addiction can lead to isolation, and features a youth who is unable to escape from the vicious circle of addiction. Whether it’s to foster a discussion on the topic or indicate how to get help quickly, the campaign provides information on how Portage can help youth free themselves from their addiction.



Pourquoi demander de laide ne fait pas de vous un mauvais parent

Why asking for help doesn’t make you a bad parent

Illicit drug use among youth can stem from various factors including social pressure, curiosity, anxiety, depression or a desire to experience strong sensations. Despite these common motivations for drug use,...
« La sobriété sera toujours l’un des plus beaux cadeaux que l’on puisse s’offrir.» – Noah, Programme pour adolescents, Portage Elora

“Sobriety will be one of the greatest gifts we will ever give ourselves.” – Noah, Adolescent Program, Elora

On his Recognition Day, two years after finishing the residential program at Portage Elora, Noah delivered a heartfelt speech to his peers, their families and the Portage staff. Here is...

How to Tell if You Have an Alcohol Problem in 4 Steps

The health risks linked to excessive alcohol use are well-known and have been the focus of numerous awareness campaigns. But it's not always easy to assess your alcohol consumption. Below...