Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Program for

Youth in Ontario

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Adolescent Program in Ontario
6681 Irvine Street
Elora (Ontario) N0B 1S0

Our drug addiction rehabilitation centre located in Elora, Ontario, provides a free residential treatment program for youth age 14 to 18.

In a safe environment, residents work on the root causes of their addiction problems and learn how to live a healthy and positive life, free from drugs and other substances.

The therapeutic community and support from other residents in similar situations are there to help you regain your confidence and self-esteem. At Portage, we often say that only you can do it, but you can’t do it alone.

We offer a mandatory school program for youth, taught by certified teachers from the Upper Grand District School Board. The curriculum is adapted to your needs to help you reach your academic goals.

Aftercare and Family services help you reconnect with family and loved ones, build healthy social networks and maintain a positive lifestyle after treatment.

We offer a program adapted to your needs that can last up to 6 months. Throughout the process, your needs will be re-evaluated and adjusted according to your evolution and the achievement of your goals.

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How does the program work?

Upon admission, new residents are welcomed by those currently in treatment, who help them understand how the program works. Under the supervision of a team of clinical staff members, residents support and encourage each other through the program, helping each other to acquire the necessary competencies and knowledge to move through the phases and eventually become role models to new residents. Therapeutic Community Approach


  • Eliminate abusive consumption of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Develop self-esteem and acquire social skills to better handle life’s challenges
  • Learn how to succeed in a school environment
  • Improve interpersonal skills and family relationships to develop a strong support system
  • Prepare for social reintegration and a continued positive lifestyle

Typical Day

  • Breakfast
  • Morning meeting
  • Therapy groups
  • Activities and workshops
  • Lunch
  • On-site school programming
  • Dinner
  • Night meeting

I was able to revive some of my passions and pastimes. It was nice to participate in activities that calmed me down, or things that I loved in life.


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