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


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 »

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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!


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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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 »

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Portage Atlantic Recognizes 31 Youth


Cassidy Lake, NB, October 22, 2017 – Portage Atlantic hosted its Annual Recognition Ceremony today at its drug addiction rehabilitation centre on the shores of Cassidy Lake. The ceremony pays tribute to the youth who have either completed the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, or who have maintained a positive lifestyle since they… Read more »

Portage calls for caution: “Legalization won’t stop addiction!”


Montreal, November 16, 2017 — In light of the tabling of the cannabis legalization bill this morning by the Quebec government, Portage applauds the adoption of a motion by the National Assembly asking the federal government to delay the legalization of cannabis to no sooner than July 1, 2019. Portage is a drug rehabilitation centre that… Read more »

Thanks to Portage, over 200 people are starting a new chapter in their life


Montreal, October 29, 2017 – Today Portage hosted the 44th edition of its Recognition Ceremony for all its graduates of the Greater Montreal area, in the Théâtre Maisonneuve of la Place des Arts. This year, 214 graduates completed their rehabilitation program and courageously headed into the future with a sober, healthy and positive lifestyle. Along… Read more »

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Legalization doesn’t put an end to addiction: Portage’s reaction to Bill C-45 on marijuana


Many points of view have been put forward in speeches concerning the legalization of marijuana. Those in favour of the initiative denounce the failure of the repressive approach and the exorbitant costs associated with criminalization. Those on the other side of the issue fear that legalization will trivialize the impact of marijuana and encourage young… Read more »

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National Addictions Awareness Week – Youth Addiction: Portage Atlantic highlights the importance of collaboration


Cassidy Lake, November 22, 2016 – During National Addictions Awareness Week, which runs from November 13th to 19th, Portage Atlantic is seeking to create awareness about the important links between its addiction rehabilitation program for youth and various government support services and other non-profits with whom it works. “Not one organisation can address these issues alone,”… Read more »

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Purchasing drugs online: a reality that has become more and more accessible


Montreal, November 21, 2016 – Every year, as part of Addiction Awareness Week, Portage highlights a specific issue. Be it prescription drug abuse, the twofold problem of mental health and drug addiction or drug addiction among women, Portage feels that it has a duty to raise the population’s awareness of these misunderstood issues that make up… Read more »