Our drop-in centre is a safe, non-judgemental place where you can meet people like you living with or supporting someone with an addiction. The Centre offers a sense of community, friendship and hope to everyone who walks in the door, and services to support recovery, improved wellness, and increased support systems.

We all need a little help sometimes. We’ll help you through the challenges of early recovery, help revive your recovery during those inevitable tough times, and celebrate your hard-won recovery milestones! Drop in for a coffee and a friendly chat or to talk privately with a peer supporter. We’re here to help―every step of the way.



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, make personal referrals if you require services in addition to those which we provide, and can advocate on your behalf to improve your accessibility.

Individual Peer Support

We offer one-on-one, confidential peer support in a private setting. We’ll work with you to assess your strengths, identify your recovery goals, develop relapse-prevention and action plans, problem solve, provide emotional support and encouragement, and link you with other appropriate supports.

12-Step Meetings

Recovery Meetings for a variety of anonymous fellowships meet here six days a week. On any given week, hundreds of people will walk through our doors and feel at home. They have all found the strength that comes from belonging to a fellowship that genuinely values their health, well-being, and success in life.

These groups offer a safe place to share our struggles, strength and hope. We share information and resources, learn new ways to cope and solve problems, and strengthen our confidence about maintaining our sobriety. When you come into a U-Turn support group, you are no longer alone, but among friends who understand your problems as few others could.

Attendance is free and open to anyone who has a desire to stop drinking, using other drugs, or gambling. Check out our meeting schedule below and consider attending a meeting. You’ll soon be making friends and feel very much a part of the group.


AA Carbonear Lunchtime GroupTuesday12 pm ― 1 pm
All Addiction Family Support Group Tuesday (1st and 3rd)7:30 ― 8:30pm
All Addictions Group (online; email us for details)Wednesday7:30 ― 8:30pm
NA Hope & Peace GroupFriday7 pm ― 8 pm
Family Support

The disease of addiction inevitably becomes a family problem because when a loved one has a substance use problem it has a negative impact on the lives of family members and friends around them. By the time most families reach out for help, the disease has progressed to a crisis level. Quite often it is family members who suffer more than the addicted.

We offer ongoing support and resources to help family members help themselves and their loved one navigate their path of recovery. Meet others who face similar struggles, share your experience, ask questions, learn about addiction and recovery, and how you can best support your loved one through the recovery process.

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.

Social Activities

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.

  • Tea,  coffee and snacks
  • Basic personal care items
  • Computer and internet access
  • Books
  • Painting
  • TV, DVD player, and movies

I attend regular group meetings, I share my experience, and open up to others. I never knew I could do this, but with all the love and support from my U-Turn family, I am well on the way to becoming the person I have always wanted to be—clean, confident, and stronger than ever before.” — Julia