FAVOR Faces and Voices of Recovery - South Africa
Drug Education and Early Intervention is HIV/AIDS Prevention


FavorSA is a recognized Matrix Intensive Outpatient Service Provider, bringing Recovery and Hope to communities.

Our Mission:

To EMPOWER lives by PROVIDING Living Proof that Recovery IS a Reality.

FAVOR SA is a non-profit organization focused on RECOVERY from abuse, alcohol and other drug problems, and providing treatment, support and resources to improve the well being of individuals, families and communities.

FAVOR SA was set up by people in recovery from addiction, together with their friends, families and volunteers. We deliver a range of informational, educational and support services through our evidence based programmes and dedicated service delivery. Our programs are international approved and tailor made to address specific problems as faced by the individual, the family, the school, workplace and the community.

FavorSA is a National Advocacy Group with our headquarters in Cape Town. Our members are people in recovery, their families and friends.

FavorSA have real miracles of recovery to show, real success stories to talk about, and our organization is made up of persons with experience in Recovery.

FavorSA's main objectives are to:

  • Show by example that Recovery IS a Reality and encourage others to enter into treatment and support programmes;
  • Undertake individual Assessments and Refferals to Qualified and Approved Treatment Programs;
  • Actively be involved in preventative work and to deliver evidence-based informational and educational programmes to our schools, workplaces and communities;
  • Provide Support Programmes to the continuum of treatment services as a way of assisting individuals and families actively working a recovery plan and to provide long term recovery support.
  • Support and assist individuals and families through our internationally approved INFORMATION, EDUCATION. PREVENTION and SUPPORT programmes  to develop and sustain sobriety-based rituals of daily living, rebuilding lives, healing families, and repairing communities;
  • Provide a FREE ‘One-Stop’ Portal for INFORMATION, EDUCATION, PREVENTION AND SUPPORT on Substance Misuse from selected Local and International website links;
  • Organize National Advocacy Campaigns to end discrimination and stigma against people in recovery;
  • Gain support from public health authorities for improved treatment programmes and facilities.

FAVOR SA is completely interdenominational, respecting all religions while emphasizing the importance, inspiration and power of the spiritual dimension in the challenges presented in Recovery.

By joining and supporting FAVOR SA, recovering people, their families, friends, and work colleagues, can stand up and speak out in order to educate the public and influence the policymakers. Recovery is a Reality – families heal. Money is saved. Life gets better. Recovering people give back. Everyone wins!

• Use this website to get more info about STIGMA of Addiction and the damage it does. Click here to go to: www.hbo.com

• Use this website to search for more Information/Education and Support Resources for: Youth/Teens -- Parents/Teachers

• DAILY Local and International News updates, and information on methamphetamine "Tik" "Tuk-Tuk" (SACENDU) International Realistic Advertising Campaign to curb the scourge among youth

• Faith is a powerful factor for recovery - view our Spiritual Links resources page

• Can you speak out if you are in an Anonymous program? Download PDF

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Our Beliefs:

"Faces and Voices of Recovery South Africa advocates removing the stigma associated with the disease of addiction. We aim to improve and expand the public's understanding of addiction as a treatable illness, and to promote the power of recovery from alcoholism, drugs and other addictions.

We see all individuals and families experiencing the harmful effect of alcohol, drugs and other addictions, finding a pathway to recovery through education, early intervention, appropriate treatment, family involvement and community support.

For too long, those most affected by the disease of addiction, their families and friends, have been absent from the public debate due to the stigma that is attached to this disease."

"We believe that through education and by speaking with one voice, we will send a clear and simple message of hope, that recovery from alcoholism, drugs and other addiction is possible."

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Email: info@favor.org.za
Telephone: 082 466 7713
021 534 4426

Telephone (Prevention & Education):
Cape Town Area:
082 427 7297
Fax: 0866 2629 12

Physical Address:
81 Heldersig Road
Cape Town

Postal Address:
PO Box 13532

SARS Public Benefit Organisation No. 930017598 CK2003/015542/08 NPO 091-117

Listed on SANGONeT - The South African NGO Network


FAVORSA has launched a fundraising drive to support our community support program, outreach projects, our school prevention campaigns and recovery support programs.

It is easy to donate to Favor SA!


Behaviors associated with drug abuse are among the main factors in the spread of HIV infection.
Drugs can change the way the brain works, disrupting the parts of the brain that people use to weigh risks and benefits when making decisions.
This site connects you to information about the link between drug abuse and HIV infection. It contains information for young people, parents and teachers, and the media with links to our latest research findings and news updates. Read on to Learn the Link between drug abuse and HIV and to help us Send the Message.

Other useful links are:




Addiction is a Brain Disease

Definitive research into the nature of addiction has proved that it is an illness which is treatable, just like other diseases. FAVOR SA supports the adoption of this concept by Medical Aid funds and the health care industry.

For more information on this topic, see:

The Nature of Addiction

Addiction is a Brain Disease

Addiction as a Disease: the full scientific story

BUSINESS AGAINST CRIME Helping to make South Africa safe and secure. How? Get informed at www.bac.co.za

Recovery Management Services offer an Intensive Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program. The Matrix Institute on Addiction approves our program and we offer a full range of assessment and treatment services for substance abusing patients and their families. We are based in Pinelands, Cape Town

For further information please contact us on 082 4667713.