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Exercise: Race organizer says he’s trying to keep everything local and green for one of this summer’

05-08-2010

The Telegraph Journal Exercise: Race organizer says he’s trying to keep everything local and green for one of this summer’s marquee event The races take place on Sunday, July 11. A Stride for Success relay will take place that morning, with team proceeds supporting Portage Atlantic’s Recovery Trail. The substance-abuse rehabilitation centre hopes to enhance… Read more »

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Teen rehab program celebrates first graduates

05-04-2010

CHBC News and Global BC Teen rehab program celebrates first graduates A new drug treatment program in the Similkameen Valley has graduated its first group of residents. Portage Keremeos, opened one year ago on a 58 acre site, offers long-term residential drug treatment to young people between 14 and 18 years Read more (CHBC)… Read… Read more »

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Youth rehab centre explains its role to city audience

05-01-2010

The Summerside Journal Pioneer Youth rehab centre explains its role to city audience SUMMERSIDE – Stephanie Connell went to Portage Atlantic expecting a regular rehab facility, and simply hoped to get her parents off her back. She voluntarily entered the addictions treatment centre in rural New Brunswick two years ago and counted every day she… Read more »

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$1 million will be used for construction of new facility

02-03-2010

Times & Transcript $1 million will be used for construction of new facility The federal government is contributing $1 million to the construction of a new multi-purpose centre for a New Brunswick youth addiction treatment centre. The funding for Portage Atlantic, located on Cassidy Lake near Norton, was announced last week when Minister of State… Read more »

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Drugs: Ottawa gives Portage Atlantic facility $1 million

01-27-2010

Telegraph Journal Man’s success story demonstrates need for funding – Drugs: Ottawa gives Portage Atlantic facility $1 million CASSIDY LAKE – Kyle Hooton has travelled the road to freedom and that road started when he entered Portage Atlantic’s drug rehabilitation centre three years ago. “I came to the Portage program a 21-year-old boy. I didn’t… Read more »

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Portage program grads recognized

10-02-2009

Times & Transcript Portage program grads recognized Stephanie Connell of Miramichi received the Lion Ron Evans Bursary and the Cities of New Brunswick Bursary as she became one of 45 recent graduates of the Portage program for youth with substance abuse problems. Connell was among 12 graduates who plan to continue on to university, and… Read more »

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A graduation about survival

09-28-2009

Telegraph-Journal A graduation about survival HAMPTON – Jason Campbell only has to look into his eight-month-old daughter Laken’s glowing eyes to remind himself why he has to stay sober. For the 23-year-old Fredericton man, he has hope again after successfully completing the substance abuse program at Portage Atlantic located on Cassidy Lake near Norton. It… Read more »

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Former addict thanks Portage Atlantic Addiction Treatment Centre for turning his life around

05-21-2009

Woodstock Bugle ‘Life is so good now’ – Former addict thanks Portage Atlantic Addiction Treatment Centre for turning his life around

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Sharing the joy of Christmas

12-24-2008

The Daily Gleaner Sharing the joy of Christmas Spending Christmas away from home isn’t easy, yet it’s a reality for residents of Portage Atlantic. Located at Cassidy Lake near Sussex, Portage aims to return serious substance abusers to mainstream society as drug-free, crime-free and productive citizens, through comprehensive, responsive and cost-effective interventions based on the… Read more »

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Ground broken on program’s new home

11-17-2006

The Telegraph Journal Ground broken on program’s new home Justine Vaughan and Matt Barrett believe a life-changing program deserves great facilities. They are both residents of the Portage treatment centre at Cassidy Lake near Norton. Since opening a decade ago, it has helped about 1,100 Atlantic Canadian youth such as Vaughan and Barrett overcome drug… Read more »