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Substance Use Treatment Techniques

Our clinical counsellors play a vital role in our residents' therapeutic journey. They are pillars of support for our residents as they progress...

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The more I used, the more I resented everyone on the planet

My life before Portage was chaos. I wasn't living, I was surviving. I experienced perinatal bereavement, but never really faced up to it....

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Mental Health: The Great Quandary

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic, much has been said about the disastrous state of the population's mental health. Mental health issues are thought...

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Freedom from addiction gave me a new lease on life

Before substance use crept into my life, I was a veritable ray of sunshine! As a youth, I excelled at sports and did...

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Overcoming addiction, a family matter

Portage helped my son gain a better understanding of who he is. It gave him back his pride and his sense of value....

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It was time for me to change

My story begins in France, where I was born and spent my childhood and early adolescence. After my parents divorced, my mother got...

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Terrified, but safe

I came to Portage as a teenager in 2011 at the west island program. I was lost and in desperate need of healing,...

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Catherine, Québec Day Centre, 2021

THERE ARE NO HOW-TO BOOKS FOR MOMS! For me, substance use is equivalent with loss of confidence, instability and confusion. As the mother...

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Celebrating Graduates Across Canada

During the October 21-22 weekend, Portage celebrated its graduates at traditional Recognition Day ceremonies across Canada. More than 250 graduates received their diploma,...