Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Program

for Youth

Helping Quebec youth from 14 to 21 years old since 1999

Adolescents and Young Adults (14-21 years) at Saint-Malachie in Chaudiere-Appalaches
244, ch. de la Montagne, Saint-Malachie, Qc G0R 3N0

In a safe environment, youth between 14 and 21 years old work on the root causes of their addiction problems and learn how to live a healthy and positive life free from drugs and other substances.

The therapeutic community and support from other residents in similar situations are there to help you regain your confidence and self-esteem. At Portage, we often say that only you can do it, but you can’t do it alone.

We offer a french-speaking residential program adapted to your needs, from 3 to 6 months. Once the residential phase is complete, you will join a support group who will help accompany you in achieving your life’s goals.

Aftercare and continuing care services help you reconnect with family and loved ones, build healthy social networks and maintain a positive lifestyle after treatment.

Portage’s adolescent and young adults program (14-21 years) for francophone youth is a French-speaking residential drug addiction rehabilitation program, located in Saint-Malachie, in Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec.

The on-site schooling, tailored to individual needs, helps them learn to succeed in school.

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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. Therapeutic Community Approach


  • 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
  • Learn how to succeed in a school environment
  • Prepare for social reintegration and a continued positive lifestyle

Typical Day

  • Breakfast
  • Morning meeting
  • Therapy Groups
  • Activities & Workshops
  • Lunch
  • On-site school programming at l’école l’Envol
  • Dinner
  • Night meeting

I was able to revive some of my passions and pastimes. It was nice to participate in activities that calmed me down, or things that I loved in life.


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - 18-21 program