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
- Morning meeting
- Therapy Groups
- Activities & Workshops
- Activities & Workshops
- Night meeting
Frequently Asked Questions
The program’s duration is determined by each individual’s needs, motivation, and readiness for treatment; it rarely lasts for longer than six months.
It is a bilingual program with services offered in English and in French.
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.
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.
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.