A new service centre in the West Island of Montréal
Last year’s relocation of Portage’s addiction rehabilitation centre for anglophone youth, from the West Island to the Laurentians, was difficult for the residents – above and beyond the challenges they were already facing in treatment. Portage’s new service point in Pointe-Claire has helped mitigate some of the challenges associated with the move, by providing youth and their families with access to services much closer to home. Read more…
Reawakening the desire to succeed at school
Back to school is a difficult time for many. At the end of September, barely a month in, many youth who are struggling at school are suspended or expelled, and Portage sees an increase in admission requests at its drug addiction rehabilitation centres for youth. How to ensure that these youth will not fall behind in their schooling while in treatment?
10 warning signs that an adolescent may be abusing drugs
Adolescence is a time of life when teenagers seek independence and when they want more than ever to be accepted by their peers. While this is perfectly normal, as parents, we often wonder what types of behaviours we need to question as possible indicators that our child is misusing or abusing drugs. Read more…
Help us raise awareness!
We’re planning a special online awareness campaign at the end of November. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the info and help us spread the word!
Portage is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people overcome their dependencies in order to be able to live healthy, happy, and productive lives. With service centres in Québec, New Brunswick, and Ontario, Portage helps clients to develop their self-esteem, confidence, and the competencies necessary to overcome addiction. Portage has been operating drug rehabilitation centres in Canada since 1973. For more information, click here.