Residential Drug Addiction Rehabilitation

For Adults

Helping men and women overcome drug addiction since 1973

Portage’s adult program is a bilingual drug addiction rehabilitation program located in Prevost, Quebec.

Within the gender-specific therapeutic community environment, residents deal with the root causes of their drug addiction problems and learn how to better function in their everyday lives, without needing drugs.

The supportive community of people who have been through similar struggles helps them to develop the self-esteem and social competencies necessary to build the confidence that they too can live healthy, happy, and productive lives.

Aftercare and Family Services help them develop a strong support network of people to help them pursue a positive lifestyle after treatment.


  • Eliminate abusive consumption of drugs/alcohol

  • Develop self-esteem and acquire social skills to better handle life’s challenges

  • Improve interpersonal skills and family relationships to develop a strong support system

  • Prepare for social reintegration and a continued positive lifestyle

How does the program work?

Upon admission, new residents are welcomed by those currently in treatment, who help them understand how the program works. Under the supervision of a team of clinical staff members, residents support and encourage each other through the program, helping each other to acquire the necessary competencies and knowledge to move through the phases and eventually become role models to new residents. Read more


Typical Day

  • Breakfast
  • Morning meeting
  • Therapy Groups
  • Activities & Workshops
  • Lunch
  • Activities & Workshops
  • Dinner
  • Night meeting

Virtual Tour

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is this program intended for?
Men and women over 18 years of age with drug/alcohol addiction problems from all regions of Quebec.
2. How long is the treatment program?

The program’s duration is determined by each individual’s needs, motivation, and readiness for treatment; it rarely lasts for longer than six months.

3. How much does it cost?
Thanks to government funding and private donations, Portage is able to provide its rehabilitation services free of charge to Quebec residents, with only nominal fees to pay.
4. Where is the program located?
The centre is located in Prevost, near lac Écho, in Quebec's Laurentian Mountains.  The adress is 1790, chemin du lac Écho, Prevost, QC JOR 1TO. Phone number: 450 224-2944
5. What languages is the program offered in?

It is a bilingual program with services offered in English and in French.

6. What is the admission process?

Admission to the program is voluntary. An interview is conducted prior to admission, during which the client’s needs and readiness are evaluated.

Please contact the centre for more information.

7. Must clients be referred by health professionals?

No. Referrals to the program can be made by the clients themselves, their families or guardians, social service agencies, hospitals, community resources, courts, schools, and other treatment providers.

8. How often will I see my family?

Residents can speak with their family members on the telephone three times a week. After three weeks of therapy, the first family visit occurs on Portage premises for a 6 hour period. Following this initial visit, residents can leave the centre for day visits with their family every 3 weeks. Once the resident reaches a certain level in their therapy, they can spend the weekends with their family, which helps them prepare for social reintegration. The family visit schedule is subject to change, at the discretion of the resident’s caseworker.

Contact us - Portage logo