Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Melbourne: Victoria’s drug and alcohol support groups are calling on the community to support the first Celebrate Recovery Walk.

On Sunday 15th April, the Recovery Academy Australia is hosting its first public event. "The Bridge To Recovery Walk" invites anyone and everyone who supports recovery, who is in recovery, or who is working towards recovery to join together on a symbolic journey.

After meeting at Federation Square, Melbourne at, the walk will follow the south side of the Yarra to Morell Bridge, where a BBQ lunch will be provided. Hosted by Recovery Academy Australia, the 5km round trip starting from Federation Square will be a symbolic journey to celebrate recovery and provide a message of inspiration to others that change is possible.

Spokeswoman Heather Pickard said people from all walks of life are in recovery from addiction issues.

“We want to provide a voice for this, and celebrate that recovery is possible.”

Ms Pickard said while many people in recovery remain invisible and silent, the walk will bring people together in an open and supportive way to help break stigma and challenge stereotypes.

“We hope to reach people in recovery, families and friends, community services, policy makers and researchers. Importantly, we also warmly invite anybody with interest in celebrating recovery in all its forms and many perspectives to join us.”

Details: Sunday 15TH April, – 2.00pm. Meet at Federation Square, Melbourne CBD

This is a free community event but participants will need to register. To register, please contact Anna Guthrie at [email protected]


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