Online Therapeutic Community: Rehabilitation From A Distance

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The Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has impacted people all over the world for several months now and on many levels. Community organizations have been hit hard by isolation measures, quarantines and fear of contracting the virus. In order to continue helping people with their dependencies, Portage has adapted its services to ensure everyone’s safety. COVID-19 is… Read more »

Why alcohol isn’t the answer for coping with COVID-19

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As quarantine continues to establish itself as the new normal, the majority of us are experiencing unfamiliar concepts. Boredom, free time, and unfamiliar anxiety, to name a few. With all of the humorous coronavirus content online, it’s normal to feel the effects of alcohol romanticism. Maybe you’re dealing with parenting, navigating working from home, or… Read more »

How to take care of your mental health during COVID19

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Quarantine is mentally and emotionally challenging, that’s for sure. Given the current state of the world, staying home is the new normal. For some, it can bring up feelings of anxiety, anger, frustration, depression, and even symptoms of PTSD. Here are 8 tips to help your mental health during these uncertain times. 1. Only Trust… Read more »

7 Signs That You May Have a Drug or Alcohol Problem

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How do you know if your drug and/or alcohol use is considered excessive? Acknowledging that you may have an issue with addiction and seeking help can be very difficult. Here are 7 signs that indicate that you may have an issue with drugs and/or alcohol. 1. You Can’t Help but Drink and/or Do Drugs Once… Read more »

News Release – COVID-19

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Dear friends of Portage, Over the last few weeks, Portage has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. This virus causes respiratory infections with symptoms of fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing. At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population… Read more »

The “Maître de sa vie” Program Now Available to Youth

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In 2018, Portage launched an innovative intervention program for individuals with concurrent substance use and post-traumatic stress disorders. This addition to Portage’s constantly evolving rehabilitation services offering was made possible largely through the generous financial contribution of Hydro-Québec.

Joe’s Testimonial

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“Looking back on my life, it’s pretty easy to identify my lowest low. Although my addiction did give me plenty of low moments to choose from.

I was hiding in the woods after going on one of my biggest benders. I had been missing for 48 hours and my family and friends were out looking for me – they feared for the worst. I could see emergency vehicles searching for me from where I was hiding,”