‘There’s nothing comfortable about addiction recovery’


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March 9, 2018 Telegraph-Journal   Cleaning. Meetings. Smoke breaks. Meetings. Classes. More meetings. These are the things that make up the days, weeks and months for youth trying to beat an addiction at Portage Atlantic, a facility nestled beside Cassidy Lake near Sussex.   Read the article

‘I had just given up’: Teen shares battle with addiction


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March 10, 2018 Telegraph-Journal   Alexa Landry’s memories of high school are clouded by a fog of drug and alcohol abuse. She says she started drinking when she was 11 and smoked her first joint at 12. By the time she was 14, she says her drugs of choice were speed and cocaine.   Read… Read more »

Worried about a family member that may have an addiction or substance abuse problem?


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Life Unrehearsed   Worried about a family member that may have an addiction or substance abuse problem? Not sure how to approach the situation? What are the warning signs? Life Unrehearsed with Corrie and Matt  talked to Allan Farkas, National Director of Community Relations at Portage, Jan. 14 2018 at 4:00pm on CJAD800.  

Forum of Experts on Regulation of Cannabis in Quebec


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Radio-Canada Portage, which has many rehabilitation centers, is disappointed that it has not been invited to the Forum of Experts on Regulation of Cannabis in Quebec. Portage is concerned that no rehabilitation center, working in the field, has been part of this consultation which was organized by the Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection, Public Health… Read more »

Portage: 214 young people receive their diploma


24 heures “I was miserable at that time in my life, explains Étienne. I had ADHD with hyperactivity since elementary school but I was not diagnosed. This led me to several conflicts with authority. I decided to rebel myself, “he says. Read more

Learning to live again


Despite their young age, Jade and Simon have experienced major upheavals. As people suffering from drug addiction, they are currently at Portage for a duration of six months. Read more

McKenna cuts ribbon on gym to help youth combat drug addiction


Telegraph-Journal The ribbon was cut on a facility that allows young people overcoming drug addiction to come full circle in their healing. The opening of the Lewis Fitness Centre at the Portage Atlantic rehabilitation centre for youth was held on Friday afternoon with former premier Frank McKenna taking the scissors as honorary chairman of the… Read more »

First Study on the Use of Crystal Meth and Sex


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fugues Crystal meth is now a substance widely used among gay men during sex parties. Whether it is inhaled or injected, it increases and prolongs sexual pleasure. According to Clinique l’Actuel’s data, the number of crystal meth consumers has doubled in seven years.   “Simply put, when people discuss substance addiction and rehabilitation options, sex… Read more »