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New bikes to help conquer drug addiction at Cassidy Lake rehab centre

05-31-2016

Freedom for drug addiction is best achieved with overall wellness in mind, says a worker at Portage Atlantic’s youth rehab centre located on the picturesque Cassidy Lake. Tim Durling is a clinical staff member there who spends a lot of time with young people recovering from addiction. He knows that an active body and fresh… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic celebrates 20 years of helping teens overcome addiction

05-21-2016

Amanda Walker was 18 when she fisrt checked into Portage Atlantic to help her deal with addiction. Eight years late she has graduated with a bachelor degree from St. Thomas University as Portage is celebrating 20 years of helping people like her. Read more

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Portage Atlantic celebrates 20 years of helping teens overcome addiction

05-21-2016

Amanda Walker was 18 when she fisrt checked into Portage Atlantic to help her deal with addiction. Eight years late she has graduated with a bachelor degree from St. Thomas University as Portage is celebrating 20 years of helping people like her.   Read more

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Recovering addict delivers stark warning on dangers of prescription drugs

05-15-2016

Nick Selig was only a boy when he saw his mother jerking and thrashing around on the kitchen floor, gripped by a drug-induced seizure. He watched, horrified, as his mother fell hard and hit her head on a cupboard handle as she collapsed, blood pouring out of a gash on her scalp. Selig’s stepfather and… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic : Provincial government investing in Lewis Fitness Centre

04-26-2016

The provincial government is investing $450,000 in the construction of the Lewis Fitness Centre at the Portage Atlantic Residential Treatment Centre at Cassidy Lake. Read more

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Women and Addiction: The silent victims

11-25-2015

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 16 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – During National Addictions Awareness Week, which runs from November 15 to 21, Portage is putting the spotlight on the challenges that women face with regards to getting help with drug addiction. Many women who suffer from drug or alcohol dependency have been victims of abuse, violence, or unhealthy… Read more »

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Portage Ontario helps raise awareness about substance abuse among young people

11-25-2015

Toronto, ON, November 18, 2015 – During National Addictions Awareness Week, Portage Ontario will join health and addiction organisations across the country to help raise awareness about addiction, in particular among young people. To read Portage Ontario’s press release, click here.

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Portage Atlantic helps young men and women take back control of their lives

11-25-2015

Fredericton, November 16, 2015 – During National Addictions Awareness Week, which runs from November 15 to 21, Portage Atlantic is joining the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and other drug addiction organisations across the country in stating that “Addiction Matters.” To read more of the Portage Atlantic press release, click here.

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Long road to recovery : National Addiction Awareness Week

11-25-2015

“What was the real turning point for you ?” “When I gave birth to my little girl. I’m 26 years old now, I’m ready to be a mom, I’m ready to settle down my life.” – Patricia Listen to Patricia, graduate of the Mother and Child program, and Patrick Varin, Chief of services of Portage… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic puts focus on substance abuse during National Addictions Awareness Week

11-19-2015

The Daily Gleaner This week, Portage Atlantic, a residential addiction rehabilitation treatment centre for youth between the ages of 14 and 21 with serious substance abuse problems, is reminding New Brunswick residents of National Addictions Awareness Week, which is running until Nov. 21. Read more…