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Telegraph Journal
Man’s success story demonstrates need for funding – Drugs: Ottawa gives Portage Atlantic facility $1 million

CASSIDY LAKE – Kyle Hooton has travelled the road to freedom and that road started when he entered Portage Atlantic’s drug rehabilitation centre three years ago.

“I came to the Portage program a 21-year-old boy. I didn’t know who I was, I had no confidence,” he said Tuesday afternoon before a crowd of community leaders and fellow youths who have struggled with addictions. “I had the mentality of a 14-year-old.”

He said the nine-month rehabilitation program he participated in made him realize there were opportunities he didn’t know existed, and since leaving the on scenic Cassidy Lake, near Norton, he has graduated from college and is preparing for his fall wedding.

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