Family Support Group

And when loved ones are recovering, they need a solid support network in their family members and significant others.

When loved ones recovering from a drug addiction problem, they need a solid support network in their family members and significant others.

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At Portage, we are well aware of the importance of working with the various partners who make up our clients' entourage. We therefore offer various support services to accompany them through the many challenges presented by their loved one's clinical process.

The family and friends of our users have access to a counsellor on a one-on-one basis to answer their questions about the program's approach or to discuss a situation that concerns them. We also offer a group space where they can gather on a regular basis to break their isolation, share their experiences and help each other in their own personal journey.

These support group meetings also allow family members to learn more about the therapeutic community approach, the clinical tools used that they themselves can put into practice and thus prepare the ground to facilitate the transition from the residential center to social reintegration.

If your loved one is ready to apply for admission, please contact the admissions department directly at 514 939-7700 or

It was really hard for me to come to terms with the fact that my little girl had done all these things without me knowing. I was shaken for two weeks. Then I started going to the parents meetings for the adolescent program. I told myself that if my daughter was working to better herself then I should too, because no one is perfect. What a wonderful forum for discussion! Rain or shine, tired or not, I would go to the meetings every Tuesday evening. I would always leave feelings stronger and with new tools, ready to take on the week. The kids build strong bonds between themselves in treatment, but so do the parents at these meetings.

Suzanne, mother of a Portage graduate