About Portage

04-06-2012

Halifax Herald News

Pain of addiction

But at 16, he decided he’d had enough and went to Portage Residential Centre in Cassidy Lake, N.B., where he spent his 17th birthday.

He likened its program to a boot camp that tore down the drug-addicted person and built him back up into a person who was happy with himself chemical free.

But he said it’s easy to find prescription drugs in Bridgewater.

“They’re very easy to get, you just need to know a couple of people, and if you don’t know someone, there are always people around who know where you can get them.”

And they’re cheap. A four-milligram pill of Dilaudid sells for about $10, and cheaper when users buy larger quantities.
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