Recovery Walk. Cape Town, September 2015

Celebrating Recovery from Addiction – Recovery Walk Cape Town

Join us for the first Recovery Walk in Cape Town which takes place on Heritage Day, Thursday 24th September 2015.

Gather at 14h30 at Green Market Square, cnr Burg St and Longmarket St.
The Recovery Walk begins at 15h00 (Approx 35 mins walk) Destination Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street.
Free Boerie roll and mocktail to the first 50 walkers!
Free Viewing of “The Anonymous People” courtesy of
the South African Recovery Film Festival which opens in the evening.

The Recovery Walk is being organised by a group of individuals in long-term recovery, or who are supportive of recovery, from addiction in its various forms.

The point of the Recovery Walk is to raise awareness of substance use disorders (drug addiction and alcoholism) and RECOVERY from addiction. It is to challenge the stigma and shame that surrounds addiction in all its forms and to show that there is a solution.

We walk to celebrate the achievements of individuals in Recovery.

We walk to acknowledge the importance of the work of the prevention, treatment, and recovery service providers in South Africa.

We walk to acknowledge local community groups that work with people suffering from the disease of addiction.

Bring banners and posters to further our visibility.

Celebrating its 26th year in 2015, September is International Recovery Month. As Recovery communities in the world we are encouraged to walk to be visible and show our support for Recovery from Addiction.

Recovery from addiction is a lived reality in millions of people’s lives.

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Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong

Here is the wonderful Johann Hari with his radical and fascinating views on addiction.

British journalist Johann Hari has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the New Republic,the Nation, Slate, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He was a columnist for the British newspaper the Independent for nine years.

Hari was twice named National Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International, was named Gay Journalist of the Year at the Stonewall Awards — and won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for political writing. For his book Chasing the Scream, he spent three years researching the war on drugs and questioning the ways in which we treat addiction.