Freedom from addiction
Mikella said she knew she needed help but had a hard time admitting it to herself.
“I think deep down I knew I wasn’t doing anything appropriate with my life but it was really the needles when I felt like I was out of control,” she said. “I know I was dabbling in dangerous stuff and I knew that I could potentially get sick.”
The residential treatment program offered by Portage introduced Mikella to a lifestyle she didn’t know.
“As addicts we live free, we do what we want and Portage is structured and they set the rules. It wasn’t really what I had expected but it was what I needed.”
Now 22 and sober for almost five months, Mikella is on a senior mentorship at Portage until November.
The mentorship allows her to help other addicts and to continue her own treatment.