Portage’s adolescent program for francophone youth is a French-speaking residential drug addiction rehabilitation program, located in Saint-Malachie 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 on-site schooling, tailored to individual needs, helps them learn to succeed in school.
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
- Learn how to succeed in a school environment
- 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
- On-site school programming at l’école l’Envol
- Night meeting
Frequently Asked Questions
The program’s duration is determined by each individual’s needs, motivation, and readiness for treatment; it can be up to six months.
The adolescent program for francophone youth is offered in French. A program for anglophone youth is available in at the Portage centre in Prévost.
Admission is voluntary. You can either contact Portage or Access Mechanism in your region to schedule an appointment, during which the adolescent’s needs and desire to undertake the rehabilitation process will be evaluated. An appointment at the centre will also give the potential resident a chance to look around and get a better idea about the environment and the services that are offered.
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.
After a month of therapy at Portage, residents can go home to visit their family every 2 weekends. The family visit schedule is subject to change, at the discretion of the resident’s caseworker.