Youth at Portage Atlantic reach major milestone


Kings County Record   After completing a six-month drug rehabilitation treatment program at Portage Atlantic, 20-year-old Jamie Gallant says he carries a special message with him he once heard from a speaker. “‘You’re the light and there’s going to be a person that follows you,’” he quoted.   Read the article

Graduates of rehab program celebrate second chances


CTV News Etienne Jobin is one of the graduates. He began using drugs when he was just 12-years-old. “I started doing things like mushrooms, I tried MDMA, I went on to LSD and cocaine and my life started spiraling completely out of control,” he said. For read the article ans see the video, click here.

We’re young people with really adult problems


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Telegraph-Journal ”But his life didn’t always involve drugs. The 21-year-old says he had a normal childhood, attending St. Stephen High School and maintaining a healthy social life. But he then entered university and became attracted to a life of partying. And tragedy soon followed. His older brother was in a serious car accident where he… Read more »

Helping youth at Portage Atlantic


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Radio-Canada Luc Desjardins, unit manager at Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation for adolescents in Atlantic Canada speaks about his career and how he is helping young addicts regain control of their life.   Listen to the interview …  (french only)

A Portage Atlantic graduate shares her story at the Drug Awareness Forum ‘It Takes a Village to Raise a Teen’


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Natalie Hugues, a 2015 graduate of Portage Atlantic residential rehabilitation program, spoke of her journey from drug dependency to recovery. Currently a student at the New Brunswick Community College, Natalie has been sober for over two years and credits the Portage Atlantic Youth Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Centre with turning her life around. Natalie, along with… Read more »

Start talking about drugs in grade school, says addiction services co-ordinator


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CBC News Tambrie Hicks, the admissions co-ordinator at Portage Atlantic, the youth drug addiction rehabilitation centre in Cassidy Lake, speaks about why parents should start talking about drugs in grade school.   ”Hicks said it is not uncommon at the Portage rehabilitation centre to admit young people who started smoking marijuana as early as 10 years old…. Read more »

Silverados donate to Portage


Silverados donates to Portage Atlantic

Kings County Record   Youth at the Portage Atlantic Centre will soon make use of the new Lewis Fitness Centre, thanks in part to the Sussex Silverado Club members, who have once again supported the project with a generous financial donation.   Read article…   Photo credit: Kings County Record