Portage Atlantic youth and staff members welcomed Mr. Zoltán (Zénó) Orsolics to the Cassidy Lake drug addiction rehabilitation centre this spring. Mr. Orsolics is the Program Manager at an adolescent treatment facility in Ráckeresztúr, Hungary called the Tini Rehab centre, which was established in December 2015. Tini Rahab centre is doing a study on the therapeutic community model, and the visit gave Mr. Orsolics an in-depth view of Portage’s residential drug addiction treatment program for youth.
A number of treatment centres in Hungary have adopted and adapted Portage’s therapeutic programs and techniques. Mr. Orsolics acknowledged the contribution made by Mr. Peter Vamos, Executive Director of Portage.
(Photo 1: Zoltán Orsolics and Luc Desjardins, Program Manager, Portage Atlantic - Photo 2: Zoltán Orsolics, Peter Vamos, and Dènes Dudits, translator)