Portage Atlantic Fall Newsletter 2015 
Portage Atlantic Recognition Ceremony 2015

Atlantic youth recognised for overcoming addiction 

Portage Atlantic’s 19th Annual Recognition Ceremony, held on September 27, recognised 41 youth for having completing the residential phase of the Portage addiction rehabilitation program, as well as those who have maintained a positive lifestyle since doing so one year ago. Read more…

Photo: Portage graduates with Lieut.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau and her husband Ronald Vienneau at the Portage Atlantic Recognition Ceremony. (Credit: Tammy Scott-Wallace/Kings County Record)

Fall behind in school while in treatment? Not at Portage!

Portage AcademyRecognised as an alternate school by the NB Department of Education, Portage Atlantic helps residents get their education back on track while in treatment. Over the past year, 116 high school credits were earned by the youth, four worked towards their general equivalency diploma, and 32 participated in a hands-on training program in seven skilled trades through the NB Department of Education, Training and Labour. Many graduates go on to post-secondary studies with the help of Portage Atlantic bursaries and Lion Ron Evans Bursaries, together totaling $25,500 this year.  Read more…


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Series of art workshops at Cassidy Lake

Teamwork and physical activity help youth overcome drug addiction


Sept. 28 – Kings County Record
41 young people completed Cassidy Lake program that provides them a new lease on life


Teamwork and physical activity help youth overcome drug addiction

Employee Recognition and New Staff Appointments Fall 2015 

Annual General Meeting and Governor Recognition 2015

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““I don’t feel I have to depend on a substance to live. I don’t have to worry about where I’m going to sleep, what I’m going to eat, or if I’m going to eat.” – Jody, Portage Atlantic graduate

Promoting tobacco-free living 

Tobacco FreeFor the youth in treatment at Portage Atlantic’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre at Cassidy Lake, this summer’s Learning About Tobacco-Free Living information and discussion sessions were both eye-opening and empowering. Read more…


Every cloud has a silver lining – Portage Atlantic celebrates Recovery Day 

Recovery Day Silver RibbonsPortage Atlantic, in partnership with Bridges of Canada and Addiction and Mental Health NB, took part in Recovery Day festivities at Fredericton City Hall on September 17, celebrating all those who have overcome drug addiction and taken back control of their lives. Mayor Brad Woodside, who is also a Portage Atlantic board member, kicked off the event by reading the Recovery Day Proclamation, followed by the guest speaker and members of the audience who shared their stories of recovery.  Read more…

10 warning signs that your 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…


About Portage

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. For more information, click here.

Portage Atlantic was established in 1996.

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!



Presentation to the Lions Club in Pickwauket NB – Oct. 26

Community Breakfast for Atlantic Lottery Corporation employees in Moncton – Oct. 28

Presentation to the Lions Club in Summerside PEI – Nov. 14

National Addictions Awareness Week – Nov. 15-21


For more information, to participate in our activities, or to share comments, contact:

Carol Tracey
Director of Development
Portage Atlantic

For Admissions information, contact Cassidy Lake centre:

Toll Free (from Atlantic Canada): 1-888-735-9800
Tel.: 506-839-1200
Fax: 506-839-1210



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