Atlantic Testimonials

Before they came to the Portage centre in Cassidy Lake, New Brunswick, they were all suffering from substance abuse and asking themselves how they would overcome their addiction to drugs.

Here, they share their experiences and offer their testimonials to help give you a better idea of what the Portage Atlantic drug addiction rehabilitation program is like and it has changed their lives.

"My addiction to drugs and alcohol had consumed my life, destroyed my relationships, and brought me to the brink of death. Caught in a vicious downward spiral, I had lost all hope and love for myself and for those around me. I did not believe there would ever be a solution to my out-of-control substance dependency. At Portage I rebuilt my self-esteem, learned to love myself and the simple things in life. Everything I have today is due to the help from the staff and my peers here at Portage. I have relearned who I am, and in the process, gained friends who will last a lifetime."

- Liam

“During my time at Portage, I have learned a lot about myself and about the issues that led to my drug use in the first place. Portage has provided me with the opportunity to get my life on track and re-connect with my family. Without Portage I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I have a sound mind, I am healthy and happier then I have been in a very long time. I can never thank Portage enough for all they have done for my family and I.”

- Brandon

"I was lost, scared and didn't really like myself. Drugs became a problem in my life. I needed to escape from my reality, an escape that became an addiction. Portage took me into their family, cared for me and never judged me for what I had done, they understood. I was surrounded with other people with the same problems, which made me feel like I was not alone in this battle. Many of the staff have had problems with addiction and related to me on all levels. It was hard and it took me more months than expected, but it was all worth it." Read more

-Fred

“I had nothing before I went to Portage and today I have contentment. It may not seem like a lot, but for someone who lived in total hopelessness and misery for years, to wake up happy is a big thing.”

- Stephanie

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