Portage Atlantic Winter Newsletter 2016 
 ALC Portage Atlantic 

Atlantic Lottery Corporation helps Portage create awareness about youth addiction and recovery

Since 2009, Portage Atlantic has been hosting Community Breakfast events in various communities around Atlantic Canada, to inform community members about Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation program for youth. This awareness-building Community Breakfast series has been made possible by a sponsorship from the Atlantic Lottery Corporation. 
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Photo: Carol Tracey, Portage Atlantic Director of Corporate Development, Amber Parlee, Portage Atlantic Counsellor, Jason Portage Atlantic resident, Brent Scrimshaw, ALC President and CEO, Janson, Portage Atlantic resident, and Kim Wilson , Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility at ALC.

Portage Atlantic youth meet actor and retired professional wrestler, Robert Maillet

Portage Atlantic Robert Maillet 2On January 26, 2016, Portage Atlantic was pleased to welcome Robert Maillet, a French Canadian Actor from Eastern Canada, also known for his professional wrestling career, as a guest speaker. The youth in drug addiction rehabilitation treatment were captivated by his stories from Hollywood and the World Wrestling Entertainment.
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An international visit to Portage Atlantic

Fredericton Community Foundation visits Cassidy Lake

Saint John Presbytery of the United Church of Canada supports Portage Atlantic 

100 Women Who Care donates $9,200 to Portage Atlantic

Portage Atlantic at Lions Clubs Events

Provincial Judges visit Portage Atlantic


Nov. 19 – Daily Gleaner
Portage Atlantic puts focus on substance abuse during National Addictions Awareness Week 


Fred Laforge
“Fifteen years of Sobriety and counting. It was hard at the beginning. Leaving Portage Atlantic after an eight-month program, I was back out in society. Old friends and old memories surfacing… Fighting the cravings… Struggling to make new friends… You have to be strong and keep your eyes on the prize = Sobriety.  It’s going to be hard, of course… But eh, nothing worth doing is easy!” – Fredéric, Portage Atlantic graduate
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Lions Club makes the Holidays special for the youth in treatment

Lions Christmas Portage AtlanticFor the youth in treatment at Portage Atlantic, the most eagerly awaited event of the Holiday season is the Annual Lions Christmas Party, which took place this year on December 6, 2015.  Portage Atlantic is very grateful for the long-standing support of the Lions Club and for their genuine concern for the youth in treatment.
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Legalisation of marijuana: The perspective of those who have lived through addiction

The government of Canada has plans to legalise and regulate the recreational use of marijuana. Complex, multi-faceted, and controversial, the discussion around the legalisation of marijuana has triggered a lot of reaction and reflection. Will it better protect youth? Will usage increase? Will it trivialise the use of drugs? How will it be regulated? Will other drugs eventually be legalised as well? Portage has been following the dossier closely.
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National Addictions Awareness Week: Portage Atlantic helps young men and women take back control of their lives

During National Addictions Awareness Week, Portage Atlantic joined the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and other drug addiction rehabilitation organisations across the country in stating that “Addiction Matters.”
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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.

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National Volunteer Week 
– April 10-16


Metamorphosis Day: Portage’s 43rd anniversary

Employee Recognition and New Staff Appointments Winter 2016 


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

Carol Tracey
Director of Development
Portage Atlantic

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