Portage provides the following substance rehabilitation services:
Portage provides substance abuse rehabilitation services to adolescents
, pregnant women and mothers with young children
, the aboriginal community, mentally ill chemical abusers
, and individuals referred by the justice system, from all regions of Canada. Portage helps residents identify the causes of their problems, focus on the competencies that will help them face these issues, and carry out the necessary strategies to overcome them.
Case management and individual treatment planning are central to the rehabilitation treatment process, providing for a continuum of care and offering constant support to the residents and their families
. Portage's rehabilitation treatment programs consist of a series of social contracts entered into by the individual with the Portage community, whereby the individual agrees to discuss the issues that he/she is currently working on. The communPortage provides the fity provides guidance and encouragement, while supporting the individual’s efforts to meet the obligations that have been set and to achieve the individual’s goals. Portage employs a number of therapeutic techniques, including role modeling, a system of upward social mobility, group and individual counseling, along with collaborative treatment planning.
, sports, social and cultural activities
play important roles as well.
All Portage centres for youth offer on-site school programming
. Established agreements between Portage and local school boards permit participants to pursue their high school education while in therapy. The use of small classes and progressive techniques facilitates the academic experience for the residents, many of whom return to school and receive their diploma after completing their therapy at Portage.
Portage ensures residents' safety and security
within the therapeutic environment at its centres.