Lotta Dann: Recovery walk to dispel stigma around addiction

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 6 Dec 2019, 4:58PM
Lotta Dann opens up about kicking an alcohol addiction that took over her entire adult life. Photos / Supplied

Lotta Dann: Recovery walk to dispel stigma around addiction

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 6 Dec 2019, 4:58PM

Saying goodbye to her beloved wine nearly six years ago was the dawning of a new era for Lotta Dann – an author and mum of three from Wellington – one that is free from the relentless preoccupation of whether or not to have a drink.

She’s the MC of the He Hikoi Mātūtū - Addiction Recovery Walk, a First for NZ, happening in Auckland’s Albert Park at 2pm Saturday afternoon.

The aim of the walk is to dispel stigma around addiction, to demonstrate that recovery is possible, and to celebrate achievements. 

Simon and Phil caught up with Lotta to chat about the Hikoi, her recovery journey, and how we can all support recovering addicts.

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