The Portage Program for Adolescents in Québec
Portage has three drug rehabilitation centres for adolescents in Québec: in Prévost near lac Écho
, in Beaconsfield in the West Island of Montréal
, and in Saint-Malachie
near Québec City.
Do you think that you or someone you know may need drug addiction rehabilitation therapy?
Portage has helped thousands of young people to overcome drug addiction and go on to lead healthy, productive, drug-free lives. We can help you.
The Portage Adolescent Program is designed to meet the individual needs of each resident. The residential program is based on the therapeutic community approach, which encourages personal effort and recognises the importance of peer influence in a positive atmosphere. Portage provides competency-based therapy through accredited treatment techniques in the context of gender-specific programs (therapy groups are separated by gender). Residents live in an enriching and structured environment, run by qualified staff members. They participate in daily group therapy sessions and regular socio-cultural and recreational programs.
The Portage Residential Rehabilitation Program for Adolescents is based on:
- Voluntary admission
- The therapeutic community model
- Psychological and physical safety
- Individual case management with the individual setting priorities
- Family support
- Aftercare Services
What will you do during your stay?
A typical day at Portage includes:
What can you expect to get out of your stay?
- Competencies with which to face the future
- A sober lifestyle
Portage’s Adolescent Rehabilitation Program in Québec – Quick Facts
Services for residents’ families
are an essential element of Portage's treatment program. Provided through group and individual meetings, they help parents understand and manage the issues created by a drug-dependent family member.
Social Reintegration Programs and Aftercare Services
Reintegrating back into mainstream society is a special concern in the Portage process, as the residents’ new values, behaviours, and attitudes are put to the test in the outside environment. The Portage Program prepares them for this challenge, giving them the tools to be able to withstand negative influences as well as to cope with the stresses of mainstream living. With its Social Reintegration and Aftercare Programs
, Portage accompanies former residents with support groups and individual meetings.