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equal in the face of addiction

Are We All Equal in the Face of Addiction?

October 16, 2017

Chance or Predisposition? I always thought becoming a drug addict could only happen to others. I became one myself fairly late, at about 35 year-old, having never taken any drugs or alcohol in my life. In fact, I was terrified… Read more »


The Rat Park Study: Gaining a Better Understanding of Addiction

October 16, 2017

Dependency is not Solely the Substance’s Fault The scientific community believed for the longest time that dependency to alcohol or to any drug was caused by the substance’s intrinsic addictive properties. Using the Skinner box invented in the early 1930s,… Read more »

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The Two Faces of Drug Addiction

October 16, 2017

Without my consent, I was personally and quickly propelled into the world of drug addiction. For over 15 years, I had been suffering from a panic disorder that splattered my days with anxiety attacks, making my life hellish. Nausea, vertigo,… Read more »

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Fred’s Testimonial – From Addiction to Recovery at Portage Atlantic

May 7, 2013

Stories like Fred’s are at the core of what we do at Portage. We are proud to share her story and to encourage other residents to share theirs. “Hi, my name is Frederic Laforge and I’m an addict. I was… Read more »

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