What others say about their U-Turn experience

“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

“The U-Turn Drop-in Centre is an anchor for all the recovering addicts in this area. At the centre you can stop by for a coffee and a chat with people who understand what you’re going through and support you and don’t judge you. It’s really nice to know that I can stop by anytime during the day and talk to someone, that I don’t need an appointment and I can vent to a friendly ear. I attend the open family meetings the last Friday of each month. I look forward to them and my son looks forward to me going with him.” — Tina (mother of recovering addict)

“I attend the U-Turn Addiction Drop-in Centre on a regular basis. I look forward to going there to socialize with other people and have a coffee. The people are friendly and there are a lot of activities to get involved in such as reading, different workshops, and painting. Personally, by attending the U-Turn Centre, I find it helps develop self-confidence and self-esteem. I get a chance to meet other people and exchange ideas and opinions. U-Turn is a very valuable resource in the community; it gives people a chance to participate in activities and I really look forward to going there as often as possible.” — Norman

“U-Turn has given me hope, strength, and faith to get through the difficult times, blessing us with fellowship to always remember we are not alone.” — Jane

“About 2 years ago I was introduced to Jeff and Tammy at the U-Turn Drop-in Centre. Even though my son was underage and there was not much they could do to help him, they put their hands out to help me as a parent. They helped me understand what was going on with my child. I have learned so much from them … The words thank-you will never be enough for everything they did for my family. I think if it wasn’t for Jeff, my son might not have made it to treatment. The aftercare they have given me since my son has been in treatment has been amazing. The centre truly saved my life and I am not the only parent that feels that way. Without the centre I don’t know what would have become of me with my son’s addiction.” — Parent of recovering addict

“Thank you for creating U-Turn. I’m doing good with staying away from “the scene” and the people who are in it. I credit you both with giving me the motivation and strength to get better. Just knowing that you both are here for me and you have kicked the habit and are still amazing people gives me hope. U-Turn has changed my life and the life of my family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” — Jen

“What a warm welcoming place. It has been my good fortune to be able to work with Jeff and Tammy at U-Turn as community partners. I love visiting there. I go to renew my spirit by being reminded that the world has loving, non-judgmental people and of the wonderful ability we humans have to heal our wounds when we take the hand that reaches out to us in friendship and love.” — Anne

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

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