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Seven Ways to Start Talking About Drugs With a Teenager

By Portage | 02-22-2018

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

By Portage | 02-19-2018

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

By Portage | 02-15-2018

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 »

8 Celebrities Who Gave Life Another Chance

By Portage | 02-08-2018

For the 28e Semaine nationale de prévention du suicide (28th National Suicide Prevention Week), it’s a good thing to remind ourselves that after the rain always comes the sun. Many stars have managed to pull through tough times. Here are eight stars who held on to life in spite of their feelings of hopelessness or… Read more »

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Do You Have A Student Who’s Struggling With Drugs or Alcohol?

By Portage | 02-06-2018

Portage helps youth overcome drug addiction while continuing their studies IN QUÉBEC Our centre in Prévost accommodates 30 English-speaking adolescents between the age of 14 to 18 years old. Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board offers mandatory on-site school programming to our residents. Since its inception, the Portage Academy has helped many adolescents who had dropped… Read more »

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28 Benefits of Going Alcohol-Free for 28 Days

By Portage | 02-02-2018

Many studies have shown that going alcohol-free for a month has positive impacts on one’s physical and mental health. To help you get in the loop and take part in the 28 Days Sober Challenge, we’ve listed 28 benefits you could reap from going alcohol-free. 1 – Weight loss. Reducing your alcohol intake diminishes your… Read more »

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