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Portage Art Workshops

July 9, 2019

For many years now, Portage has made art workshops available to the residents of its rehabilitation centres. The workshops promote creative freedom in a non-judgmental environment. I recently met with Catherine, who teaches art at the MICA Centre, to discuss… Read more »

Edible Cannabis : “Second Wave” of Cannabis Legalization to Take Effect in the Fall

June 14, 2019

Edible cannabis products (such as candies and cookies) will be authorized for sale starting in October. This “second wave” of cannabis legalization raises concerns surrounding the appeal and dangers of edible cannabis products.    Cases of cannabis intoxication in children… Read more »

E-Cigarettes: marketing and addiction?

May 24, 2019

In an interview with the TVA Nouvelles news channel on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, fourteen-year old Elizabeth explained how she became addicted to nicotine through vaping, at one point consuming the equivalent of 100 cigarettes per day. E-cigarettes are becoming… Read more »

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Tailoring services to transgender youth: the fight against exclusion and substance use

May 14, 2019

The Portage drug rehabilitation centre in Cassidy Lake, New-Brunswick has been adapting its services to the needs of transgender youth since 2016. Discrimination and social exclusion often lead transgender youth to isolate themselves from others and develop drug and/or alcohol… Read more »

The Opioid Epidemic: Addiction with a Prescription

March 21, 2019

I Always Wanted to be Part of a Catalyst for Change

March 15, 2019

We interviewed Kathie Rodger, Director of the Portage Atlantic Centre for adolescents, to learn about her professional career and her role in our organization. Q: Hi Kathie, can you tell us how you started your career? Sure! I didn’t really… Read more »

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