At the U-Turn Drop-in Centre, you'll find a warm welcome, a compassionate ear, and supports to help you on your road to addiction recovery.


If you or some one you care about is struggling with alcohol or other drug use, or are currently pursuing recovery and want to know what additional supports are available, we can help.

At the U-Turn Drop-in Centre, we provide compassionate, non-judgemental support and services to assist you and your family on the road to addiction recovery. We meet you wherever you are on your journey – whether you’re just thinking about starting recovery or are months in and need continued support.

At U-Turn, you’ll find …


a supportive, non-judgmental, safe place to talk about your issues.


a community of people who are facing similar struggles.


a place to receive and share hope, encouragement and empowerment to take responsibility for your ongoing recovery.


a place to make new friends who will support you on your journey to sustained recovery.

Every U-Turn guest is a unique and dignified individual worthy of acceptance, respect and understanding.

Feel free to drop in for just a coffee and a chat, or to talk privately and confidentially with one of our coordinators.

“U-Turn is a very friendly place where no one passes judgment on others. I finally feel I’m not alone and that I belong. I met a couple of people who helped me out with some of my problems and who advocated for me on my behalf. I don’t know where I would be without the U-Turn Centre.” — Cindy

Resources and Services We Provide

  • Confidential peer support
  • Information on addiction, treatment and recovery
  • Referrals to treatment centers and mental health services
  • Advocacy on your behalf
  • Recovery workshops and presentations
  • 12-step study program


  • Weekly 12-step support group meetings
  • Social groups – Fun, clean and sober activities that help support an addiction-free lifestyle
  • Tea, coffee, and refreshments
  • Basic personal care items
  • Computer and internet access, books, painting, TV and DVD player, and movies

“Great group of people who will come alongside you, support you, and love you for who you are! Everyone needs to stop in at LEAST once!” — Hannah

Drop-in Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Thursday and Friday 11:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 11:00am – 2:00pm


Tuesday 11:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday 11:00am – 1:00pm


House Rules

We are committed to providing a safe and respectful environment for all visitors to our drop-in centre. Please see our house rules and guidelines

The U-Turn Centre is located at 46 Powell Drive, Carbonear


U-Turn Drop-in Centre

Asking for help is probably the hardest and most important step on the path to addiction recovery. Contact us to speak confidentially with one of our caring peer supporters.