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Portage Atlantic mark 20 years of healing drugaddicted youth


Kings County Record Portage Atlantic celebrated 20 years of helping more than 2,000 drug addicted youth on the shores of Cassidy Lake https://portage.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Kings-County-Record_20th_anniversary.pdf

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Former addict credits program for incredible turnaround


Times & Transcript Life is good for Jeremie Vautour since graduating from the Portage Atlantic centre, which treats young people dependent on drugs and alcohol. After a dark period in his life, Vautour is sober, has a job he loves, a girlfriend and his greatest supporter Breanne Richard, and his own home. Vautour is telling… Read more »

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Pushing past comfort zone toward recovery


Joe Carter Scholarship recipient Charlie Ireton says social worker helped him out of addiction. Read more

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20th anniversary for Portage’s mother and child program


Global News Morning Portage spokesperson Seychelle Harding drops by Global News Morning to speak about Portage’s Mother and Daughter drug rehabilitation program as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. Watch the report…

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Portage’s Mother and Child Program celebrates an emotional 20 years


Global News For 20 years, Portage has been helping mothers recover from substance abuse. The unique program is the only one in Quebec that allows mothers to keep custody of their children while they receive treatment. A celebration was held at the centre to mark the important milestone. Watch the report…

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Shubenacadie teen shares experience at drug rehab centre


TRURO – Miranda Mullin owes her life to Portage Atlantic.The 19-year-old from Shubenacadie spent five months at the youth drug addiction rehabilitation centre two years ago. “I struggled with addiction issues since I was about 13 or 14 years old,” said Mullin. “I had both an alcohol and drug addiction. It was pretty scary when I got… Read more »

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Recovering addict delivers stark warning on dangers of prescription drugs


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 has been changing lives for 20 years


What began as a dream, and introduced the world to Huggy Lion is now changing lives through Portage Atlantic. And it all began with a concerned and caring group in Fredericton. “Back in 1985, the Nashwaaksis Lions Club, a few of their members had a dream to create a little character called Huggy,” says Dave… Read more »

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


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


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