A new community housing project was inaugurated on Monday, part of a program aimed at helping recovering addicts stay clean after completing stints in rehab.The new building, which is operating by drug addiction rehabilitation group Portage, is the second of its kind in Montreal’s Southwest borough.
Containing 30 units, it allows residents to live together as a community with on-site support from live-in staff. The idea, said Portage spokesperson Seychelle Harding, is to cut down on temptations to avoid relapses that frequently happen soon after a rehab program is completed. Watch the video
Hind and Heath, residents at the Habitations communautaire de Portage shared their stories on the Blog: