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Press Release – Substance Abuse and Addiction Awareness Week

Nov 15, 2021

Providing Young Adults with Services Tailored to Their Reality and Needs   Montreal, November 15, 2021 – As part of National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) held from November 14th to 20th 2021, Portage wants to highlight implemented solutions to provide young adults aged 18 to 21 with addiction rehabilitation services that reflect their reality and… Read more »

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National Addictions Awareness Week – Portage Concerned as Opioid Crisis Exacerbated by Pandemic

Nov 24, 2020

 Montréal, November 23, 2020 – As part of the National Addictions Awareness Week, Portage wishes to draw attention to the opioid threat, which has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Addiction in The Time of COVID-19  As COVID-19 rages across the world, its impact on people struggling with addiction cannot be underestimated. The isolation… Read more »

News Release – COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020

Dear friends of Portage, Over the last few weeks, Portage has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. This virus causes respiratory infections with symptoms of fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing. At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population… Read more »

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Portage worries about increased access to substances causing addiction

Feb 12, 2020

Montreal, November 20, 2019 – As part of the Substance Abuse Prevention Week (November 17 to 23) and the National Addictions Awareness Week (November 25 to December 1st), Portage would like to remind people that the legalization of a substance doesn’t decrease its risk of addiction. During the last year, upon their admission, 90% of… Read more »

Portage and Desjardins Unite to Promote Academic Perseverance

Feb 11, 2019

Montreal, February 11, 2019 – As part of the Hooked on school days, the Portage Foundation is proud to announce the launch of a new scholarship program for its young residents. Thanks to the generosity of Desjardins, Portage was able to set up this program to encourage our young people to reach their full potential…. Read more »


Two Portage Programs Recognized as “Leading Practices” by the Health Standards Organization

Jan 21, 2019

Montréal, January 18, 2019 ─ Following a rigorous assessment process, the Health Standards Organization (HSO) has designated two programs implemented by Portage drug addiction rehabilitation centres as “leading practices”. This recognition by a reputed international organization highlights Portage’s expertise in the field of drug addiction treatment as well as its commitment to continuously improving its… Read more »

Portage Atlantic recognizes 36 youth who have freed themselves from their addiction!

Sep 17, 2018

Cassidy Lake, NB, September 16, 2018 – Finding freedom from addiction, reconnecting with loved ones, going back to work or to school, becoming an active member of society, and making the commitment to never again live in the shadows, is a remarkable achievement that deserves recognition!  Portage Atlantic celebrated these remarkable achievements at the Annual… Read more »

effects cannabis youth


Apr 18, 2018

MONTRÉAL, April 18, 2018 – In preparation for the legalization of cannabis this summer, the Government of Québec recently launched an awareness campaign to inform young people about the effects of the drug. Portage, which welcomes hundreds of teenagers with drug problems every year at its drug rehabilitation centres, is launching its own campaign around… Read more »

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30 new supervised apartments for recovering addicts!

Apr 9, 2018

30 new supervised apartments for recovering addicts: Habitations communautaires Portage II   Montreal, April 9, 2018 – The official inauguration took place today for the Habitations communautaires Portage II (HCP II), a 30-unit apartment building for people who have recently completed a rehabilitation program at one of Portage’s drug addiction treatment centres. In attendance were… Read more »

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Feb 14, 2018

Montreal, February 14, 2018—Portage marked today its 45th anniversary. Forty-five years of providing peer-to-peer support, proudly helping thousands of people recover from substance abuse, re-enter society, and lead healthy and productive lives. On this occasion, employees, residents and graduates from all Portage centres across Canada gathered to celebrate. “I’m deeply moved to be here with… Read more »