Portage Atlantic highlights the importance of collaboration between
mental health and addiction programs and services
Fredericton, November 18, 2013 – During National Addictions Awareness Week, which runs from November 18 to 24, Portage Atlantic is seeking to create awareness about the important link between its addiction rehabilitation program for youth and the local mental health and addiction support services with whom it works.
“Not one organisation can address these issues alone,” states George Gould, Director of the Portage Atlantic treatment centre for youth at Cassidy Lake, NB. “It takes a network of support systems to help our youth every step of the way on the road to recovery.” For example, while in treatment, residents who need extra mental health supports work with their caseworker and local mental health services to address this need. However, “more needs to be done across the country to provide access to simultaneous addiction and mental health treatment,” contends Mr. Gould.
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Portage is an accredited non-profit organisation that has been helping people overcome their substance abuse issues and reintegrate back into society since 1973. Portage provides drug addiction rehabilitation treatment in Québec, Ontario, New Brunswick, and British Columbia, providing a variety of services tailored to the needs of its specific clienteles: adults, adolescents, mothers with young children and pregnant women, and people suffering from both drug addiction and mental illness. Portage Atlantic operates a bilingual residential treatment program for youth at Cassidy Lake, near Sussex, NB.