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Portage's substance abuse rehabilitation centres and employment reintegration centres.

Addictions treatment centre concerned about edibles rollout


Telegraph Journal – 2019-11-29 Read more

Rehabilitation centre worries increased access to substances causing addiction


Friday, November 29, 2019 The Wellington Advertiser ELORA – Substance abuse treatment centre Portage is reminding the community the legalization of a substance doesn’t decrease its risk of addiction. Read more

Certain she was ‘bound to die in addiction,’ she’s now drug-free thanks to mother-child rehab program


CBC Radio · Posted: Nov 22, 2019 Read More

Pedal for Portage raises $66,780 in second annual ride


September 26, 2019 – The Wllington Advertiser ELORA – The second annual Pedal for Portage raised $66,780 in support of Portage Residential Treatment Centre. Read more.

Former investment professional finds meaning in raising funds, awareness for Portage Atlantic youth rehab centre


Carol Tracey became involved with the Portage Atlantic residential rehabilitation treatment centre by pure coincidence. But it’s no coincidence that she’s chosen to stay as she says that the organization has changed her forever. Read more

‘You die or you get help’: How an Oromocto High student overcame drug addiction


May 08, 2019 Tatyannah Côté was high on crystal meth when she stole her mother’s 2011 Ford Fusion to visit her friend at the Pizza Delight in Oromocto, although he’d died two days earlier… Read more

Interview with Portage Atlantic graduate


Tonight at the Kingswood Turnaround Achievement Awards, Tatyannah Coté will be recognized for her commitment to changing her life around.  Tatyannah was a resident at the Portage Atlantic rehabilitation treatment centre where she learned to work with the phases of the program and gained interest in continuing her education.  She is a student at the… Read more »

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‘I was just dying’: Islanders share addiction experiences with local school


Feb 12, 2019 CBC News/Prince Edward Island  ‘Just for today I’m not going to use, and I live it that way’ Kyle Buote, now 27, remembers sitting in the auditorium at his high school, listening to recovering addicts share their experiences. “I remember … sitting there and truly knowing that would never be me. And… Read more »


‘It was an all-day thing’: Former student battled addiction


Telegraph-Journal January 11, 2019 Jared Longphee says he wasn’t in high school for long when he realized he had a problem with drugs. Longphee graduated from Harrison Trimble High School in Moncton in 2017. He was supposed to graduate a year earlier, but says his drug addiction and a stint in a recovery program slowed… Read more »

Montreal Transitional Home Helps Drug Users Heal


Hind lives in Portage’s new transitional housing facility in Montreal, Habitations Communautaires Portage II. It’s a place where she feels safe and supported… Read the article.