Self Help Groups
Ridgewood Rehab and Treatment Centre
Ridgewood Addiction services is a community-based service of the Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation. Professional staff provide a broad range of services to chemically dependent clients, compulsive gamblers, family members and the community. Ridgewood employs a holistic approach to assist clients to achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Ridgewood has services available to youth. There are two outpatient counselors who work specifically with youth and their families.
Portage Atlantic is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1995. In 1996, it opened a residential rehabilitation centre for adolescents on the shores of Cassidy Lake, near Sussex, New Brunswick. Over the years, more than 1,600 youth from New Brunswick and other Atlantic provinces have been treated at the 64-bed substance abuse rehabilitation centre. Portage is family-like atmosphere that offers a range of treatment programs to individuals with drug abuse problems. At Portage, they strive to help drug addicts become involved in society again by giving them the means and support systems to continue on in life drug free. The process is demanding but rewarding.
Our office is open weekdays from 8:00am – 3:30pm. Our open door policy enables parents to stop in and pick up drug/alcohol/gambling information at their convenience. The opportunity for parents of troubled youth to share their fears and/or tears with a trained volunteer or staff member is a comfort to many.
Our resource library contains books, videos, and audio tapes. Topics include Drugs and Their Effects, Self Help, Effective Parenting, and Prevention of Drug Use.
We provide speakers for schools, youth groups, parenting groups, etc. Presentations are tailored to meet the needs of your group. Suggested topics include: Peer Pressure Reversal Skills, How to Talk to your Children About Drugs, Drug Addiction and Recovery.