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

Moncton family donates $50,000 to help the most vulnerable during COVID-19 crisis

Apr 24, 2020

A Moncton couple has donated $50,000 to five organizations that are helping to alleviate the need on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic. One of these organizations is Portage. To read more about how The Martell family is helping their community, click here.

Addictions treatment centre concerned about edibles rollout

Dec 3, 2019

Telegraph Journal – 2019-11-29 Read more

Rehabilitation centre worries increased access to substances causing addiction

Nov 29, 2019

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

Nov 25, 2019

CBC Radio · Posted: Nov 22, 2019 Read More

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

Nov 14, 2019

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

Sep 18, 2019

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 9, 2019

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

May 8, 2019

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 14, 2019

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

Jan 11, 2019

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 »