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Funding announced for U-Turn


The provincial government announced Wednesday it would be investing $70,000 into a Carbonear-based addiction centre.

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The U-Turn addictions centre in Carbonear hosts a Narcotics Anonymous meeting every Wednesday evening for those affected by the drug abuse of family members.

U-Turn Drop-in Centre, which opened in 2011 at 46 Powell Drive, offers assistance to those living and struggling with drug addiction and dependency.

The not-for-profit ran by Jeff and Tammy Bourne has been actively seeking assistance in recent months for funding to relocate, having outgrown their current location.

With the funding that will be provided by the provincial government, the centre will be able to hire an executive director and help offset the costs of operations. Government funding worth $30,000 is given to the centre annually for operations.

The centre has approximately 3,500 client visits each year that take advantage of  addictions education, life skills and 12-step programs.

Visit www.uturnaddictions.org for more information on the organization or addictions counselling.

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