Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Program for

Atlantic Youth

Helping Atlantic youth since 1996

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Adolescents and Young Adults Program (14-21 years) in Cassidy Lake, New Brunswick
1275, route 865
Cassidy Lake (New Brunswick) E4E 5Y6
506 839-1200

In a safe environment, youth between 14 and 21 work on the root causes of their addiction problems and learn how to live a healthy and positive life free from drugs and other substances.

The therapeutic community and support from other residents in similar situations are there to help you regain your confidence and self-esteem. At Portage, we often say that only you can do it, but you can’t do it alone.

We offer an bilingual residential drug addiction rehabilitation program adapted to your needs, that can last up to 6 months. Throughout the process, your needs will be re-evaluated and adjusted according to your evolution and the achievement of your goals. Once the residential phase is complete, you and your peers will join a support group who will help accompany you in achieving your life’s goals.

Portage Atlantic offers a mandatory school program for youth, taught by certified teachers from the Department of Education. The curriculum is adapted to your needs to help you reach your academic goals.

Aftercare and continuing care services help you reconnect with family and loved ones, build healthy social networks and maintain a positive lifestyle after treatment.

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How does the program work?

Upon admission, new residents are welcomed by those currently in treatment, who help them understand how the program works. Under the supervision of a team of clinical staff members, residents support and encourage each other through the program, helping each other to acquire the necessary competencies and knowledge to move through the phases and eventually become role models to new residents. THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY APPROACH


  • Eliminate abusive consumption of drugs/alcohol
  • Develop self-esteem and acquire social skills to better handle life’s challenges
  • Improve interpersonal skills and family relationships to develop a strong support system
  • Learn how to succeed in a school environment
  • Prepare for social reintegration and a continued positive lifestyle

Typical Day

  • Breakfast
  • Morning meeting
  • Group therapy
  • Activities & Workshops
  • Lunch
  • On-site school programming
  • Dinner
  • Night meeting

I was able to revive some of my passions and pastimes. It was nice to participate in activities that calmed me down, or things that I loved in life.


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