Take back control of your life
It takes time, patience, and hard work, but you can do it - you can overcome your drug addiction problems.
Only you can do it, but you can’t do it alone.
At Portage, you will be surrounded by a community of people with the same goal as you, and you will help each other make it through.
“Portage: Finding a pathway around an
obstacle in order to continue the journey”
HOW YOU CAN HELP
It takes a community to help someone overcome drug addiction and communities are strengthened as a result. Help us spread the word, donate your time, expertise, and resources, become involved in helping our clients seek freedom from addiction.
For over 25 years, Portage has relied on Bell Canada’s unwavering support in its fight against drug addiction. Bell’s « Let’s Talk » initiative, launched 10 years ago, raises funds to improve mental health care in Canada. This year, the world’s biggest virtual conversation about mental health will take place on January 29, 2020. Portage et Bell,… Read more »
A decorated tree, thoughtful gifts, Christmas music, sweets and enormous appreciation, makes the annual Lions event the perfect kick-off to the holiday season. Every first Sunday of December, the Lions from NB, PEI, NS and Maine drive to Cassidy Lake anxious to meet the youth and to finish decorating the Tree with a display of… Read more »
In September 2019, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) published its study on the hospitalization of youth aged 10 to 24. The study shows that one out of every twenty hospital stays in this age group is attributable to drug or alcohol use. Some Unsettling Facts Youth aged 10 to 24 are part of… Read more »
I used to feel like I was born to be an addict. My biological mother drank and took heroine while she was pregnant with my twin brother and me. And addiction runs deep in my biological family. My parents, who adopted me when I was born, told me I would be more susceptible to addiction… Read more »
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 their impact. A pause in the therapeutic process Portage’s Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers (MICA) program… Read more »
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 On May 17, 2019, the Montreal Children’s Hospital sounded the alarm concerning edible cannabis products…. Read more »