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Helping youth at Portage Atlantic


Radio-Canada Luc Desjardins, unit manager at Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation for adolescents in Atlantic Canada speaks about his career and how he is helping young addicts regain control of their life.   Listen to the interview …  (french only)

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A Portage Atlantic graduate shares her story at the Drug Awareness Forum ‘It Takes a Village to Raise a Teen’


Natalie Hugues, a 2015 graduate of Portage Atlantic residential rehabilitation program, spoke of her journey from drug dependency to recovery. Currently a student at the New Brunswick Community College, Natalie has been sober for over two years and credits the Portage Atlantic Youth Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Centre with turning her life around. Natalie, along with… Read more »

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New drug on streets of Moncton mixes cocaine and fentanyl – Parents urged to talk to their kids about drugs early and often


CBC News ”Tambrie Hicks, an admissions officer at Portage Atlantic, said she sees young people from across the province who are looking for help. Different drugs are popular in different areas, and a recent arrival in Moncton is alarming, she said. “There’s a new thing going on in Moncton … they’re mixing cocaine and fentanyl… Read more »

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Start talking about drugs in grade school, says addiction services co-ordinator


CBC News Tambrie Hicks, the admissions co-ordinator at Portage Atlantic, the youth drug addiction rehabilitation centre in Cassidy Lake, speaks about why parents should start talking about drugs in grade school.   ”Hicks said it is not uncommon at the Portage rehabilitation centre to admit young people who started smoking marijuana as early as 10 years old…. Read more »

Silverados donates to Portage Atlantic

Silverados donate to Portage


Kings County Record   Youth at the Portage Atlantic Centre will soon make use of the new Lewis Fitness Centre, thanks in part to the Sussex Silverado Club members, who have once again supported the project with a generous financial donation.   Read article…   Photo credit: Kings County Record

Amanda Hodgin

A good stretch: yoga teacher learns from young addicts


CBC News – Even academic stars can wind up on a path to drug abuse, Amanda Hodgin finds. To read the story of this yoga teacher at Portage, click here

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Portage graduates celebrate sobriety with ceremony at Place Des Arts


CTV News Over 200 participants in Quebec’s Portage drug addiction rehabilitation program celebrated their graduation on Sunday with a ceremony at Place Des Arts’ Theatre Maisonneuve. Read the article  

Portage Atlantic

Former residents credit youth rehab centre on 20th anniversary


Global News The Portage Atlantic Centre near Sussex celebrated its 20th anniversary today. As Global’s Andrew Cromwell reports one former resident credits the centre, which treats youth with serious substance issues, with saving her life. View the report

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Rehab centre celebrates 20 years


CTV News Atlantic Portage’s graduate Danielle McArthur talks about how Portage Atlantic helped her, saying it saved her life. View the report

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Drugs drove woman to the very edge of the precipice


The Guardian Kelsey Ford, 24, of Cornwall says her life feels “calm and manageable” after completing drug addiction rehabilitation at Portage Atlantic in New Brunswick. She is now studying at UPEI, working towards becoming a social worker. Read this article