Supporting your recovery

Addiction recovery means so much more than just abstaining from the use of alcohol and other drugs. Living in recovery means improving your health and wellness. It means recovering your sense of self and what matters to you in life. It means building healthy relationships and strengthening your support network. It means learning to live differently.

Recovery is a lifelong journey. But, thankfully, you don’t have to walk that road alone. Recovery coaching, support groups, activities and events at U-Turn help guide you and your loved ones through the challenges of early recovery, revive your recovery during those inevitable tough times, and celebrate your hard-won recovery milestones. U-Turn is a community where you and your loved ones can:

U-Turn is a 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 U-Turn.” — Cindy

  • Feel accepted, uplifted and empowered
  • Meet people who are facing similar struggles and develop social networks supportive of your recovery
  • Receive and share hope and encouragement for your ongoing journey
  • Learn about addiction recovery
  • Discover new insights and recovery resources
  • Find ways to cope and resolve problems
  • Strengthen your confidence about maintaining your sobriety

We meet you wherever you are in your recovery—whether you are new to this journey or are months or years in and want to continue growing on your journey. Drop in for a coffee and a friendly chat or to talk privately with a peer supporter about your recovery needs. We’re here to help—every step of the way.

OUR SERVICES

Our support services are delivered by experienced peer supporters who have first-hand experience with the struggles of addiction and the process of recovery.

SERVICES NAVIGATION, REFERRALS AND ADVOCACY

It can be hard knowing where to turn for help and how to access the services you need. We assist in navigating community resources and the mental health and addictions system, provide referrals to appropriate services, and can advocate on your behalf—improving your accessibility.

PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT

We offer private, confidential peer support. We can assist you with identifying your recovery goals and personal strengths, problem solving, developing relapse-prevention and recovery action plans, providing emotional support and encouragement, and linking you with other support services.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Support groups offer a safe place to share our struggles, strength and hope with others who are experiencing similar issues. We share information and resources, learn new skills to cope with challenges, and build our confidence for maintaining our sobriety. Click here for a schedule of our weekly meetings.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Positive social connections and participating in sober activities are an integral part of recovery. U-Turn provides opportunities to make meaningful connections with others. Our activities include drop-in social support, movie nights, BBQ’s, Good Friday fish n’ brewis, annual Christmas party and other special events. Join our Facebook group for updates.

RECOVERY EDUCATION

Empower yourself with knowledge to strengthen your recovery. We share recovery-oriented educational material and learning opportunities including a 12-Step study program, recovery-focused workshops and occasional guest speakers presenting on topics related to addiction recovery.

EXTRAS

We provide tea, coffee, snacks, basic personal care items, computer and internet access, books, painting, TV, DVD player, and movies.