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Interested in learning more about Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centres?

Have a look through Portage’s publications, news items, campaigns, and testimonials.

News releases

Press Release – Portage Celebrates 50 Years of Helping People Overcome Their Dependencies

February 20, 2023

Press Release – Portage Launches ʺAddiction Trapsʺ National Awareness Campaign

November 23, 2022

Press Release – International Women and Addiction Symposium

September 21, 2022

Press Release – Portage Opens New Pavilion for Women with Substance Use Problems at its Lac Écho Site

June 22, 2022

Press Release – Substance Abuse and Addiction Awareness Week

November 15, 2021

National Addictions Awareness Week – Portage Concerned as Opioid Crisis Exacerbated by Pandemic

November 24, 2020

News Release – COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Portage worries about increased access to substances causing addiction

February 12, 2020

Portage and Desjardins Unite to Promote Academic Perseverance

February 11, 2019

Two Portage Programs Recognized as “Leading Practices” by the Health Standards Organization

January 21, 2019

Portage Atlantic recognizes 36 youth who have freed themselves from their addiction!

September 17, 2018


April 18, 2018

30 new supervised apartments for recovering addicts!

April 9, 2018


February 14, 2018

Portage Atlantic Recognizes 31 Youth

December 1, 2017

Portage calls for caution: “Legalization won’t stop addiction!”

November 17, 2017

Thanks to Portage, over 200 people are starting a new chapter in their life

October 30, 2017

Legalization doesn’t put an end to addiction: Portage’s reaction to Bill C-45 on marijuana

April 13, 2017

National Addictions Awareness Week – Youth Addiction: Portage Atlantic highlights the importance of collaboration

November 23, 2016

Purchasing drugs online: a reality that has become more and more accessible

November 22, 2016


“I had nothing before I went to Portage and today I have contentment. It may not seem like a lot, but for someone who lived in total hopelessness and misery for years, to wake up happy is a big thing.”

- Stephanie

"The most important transformation that I underwent at Portage was to increase my self-confidence and to learn how to manage my emotions. Before I went to Portage, I managed my emotions with drugs. Now, I can deal with everyday situations much better that I used to."

- Miguel

"I was consumed with serious cocaine and alcohol abuse problems. I had no self-confidence and I felt myself sinking deeper and deeper. I decided to do a program at the Mother and Child centre for my son, but mainly for myself. Now, I’m back in school and hope to become a social worker. I am very proud of what I’ve accomplished, even though it was very difficult."

- Mandy

"At the beginning it was hard, but I was so motivated to actually finish something and achieve something in my life. It was difficult to look at myself in the mirror, but I had the strength and determination to push through. I asked for help and the entire community mobilised to support me. It was overwhelming. The love that I received from my brothers at Portage… they are the ones who carried me through the process and helped me with my evolution. I achieved my goal of becoming a better man."


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Media Inquiries

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For all media inquiries, please contact:

Seychelle Harding

Director of Communications
Tel.: 514-939-0202 ext. 1118

Thomas Benilan

Communications Coordinator
Tel.: 514-939-0202 ext. 1194