Published On: October 1, 2015262 words1.3 min read
The First Recovery Walk
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. http://southafricanrecoveryfilmfestiv…
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.
Why a Recovery Walk?
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.