Fundraiser trades running shoes for guitar to help addiction centre

2010-05-13

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The Daily Gleaner Fundraiser trades running shoes for guitar to help addiction centre Nineteen-year-old Alicha Hachey was a typical teenager. She loved to spend time with her family and ride horses, until her addiction to drugs and trouble with the law sent her down the wrong path. That’s when she discovered Portage Atlantic. “I was… Read more »

Teen rehab program celebrates first graduates

2010-05-4

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CHBC News and Global BC Teen rehab program celebrates first graduates A new drug treatment program in the Similkameen Valley has graduated its first group of residents. Portage Keremeos, opened one year ago on a 58 acre site, offers long-term residential drug treatment to young people between 14 and 18 years Read more (CHBC)… Read… Read more »

Youth rehab centre explains its role to city audience

2010-05-1

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The Summerside Journal Pioneer Youth rehab centre explains its role to city audience SUMMERSIDE – Stephanie Connell went to Portage Atlantic expecting a regular rehab facility, and simply hoped to get her parents off her back. She voluntarily entered the addictions treatment centre in rural New Brunswick two years ago and counted every day she… Read more »

$1 million will be used for construction of new facility

2010-02-3

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Times & Transcript $1 million will be used for construction of new facility The federal government is contributing $1 million to the construction of a new multi-purpose centre for a New Brunswick youth addiction treatment centre. The funding for Portage Atlantic, located on Cassidy Lake near Norton, was announced last week when Minister of State… Read more »

Drugs: Ottawa gives Portage Atlantic facility $1 million

2010-01-27

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Telegraph Journal Man’s success story demonstrates need for funding – Drugs: Ottawa gives Portage Atlantic facility $1 million CASSIDY LAKE – Kyle Hooton has travelled the road to freedom and that road started when he entered Portage Atlantic’s drug rehabilitation centre three years ago. “I came to the Portage program a 21-year-old boy. I didn’t… Read more »

Portage program grads recognized

2009-10-2

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Times & Transcript Portage program grads recognized Stephanie Connell of Miramichi received the Lion Ron Evans Bursary and the Cities of New Brunswick Bursary as she became one of 45 recent graduates of the Portage program for youth with substance abuse problems. Connell was among 12 graduates who plan to continue on to university, and… Read more »