"We Do Not Wish To Walk Indifferently Away"

March 9, 2017

Café Therapy is a restaurant in Prague, its employees are clients of drug rehabilitation services provided by the NGO SANANIM. Watch this video interview by David Pešek with Josef "Pepe" Sedivy about his mission and belief in the field of drug services.

"We do not wish to walk indifferently away from those who have lost faith in themselves, in their fellows, in their very human existence. Those who on their path through life have sought refuge in a drug and have thereby come to know its hidden face, a face which reveals itself with a ruthless logic - the face of suffering, pain, loneliness, oppression, and death. We wish to offer a helping hand to all who yearn for it, to all who have sounded an SOS. And we wish to warn those who see in drugs the symbol of a magical, mysterious, or romantic revolution, or the escape from an otherwise hostile reality."
Mission Statement



(Turn on English subtitles by clicking on the CC button at the right bottom of the video.)


What is SANANIM about? Founded in 1990, SANANIM is now one of the largest non-governmental organisations in the Czech Republic that provides complex services in the area of prevention, treatment and re-socialisation of non-alcoholic drug addictions.

Josef “Pepe” Sedivy talks about SANANIM from an insider’s perspective, as he has spent ten years as a part of the organisation. Aftercare, recovery, possibilities for our clients after treatments, and destigmatisation are some of the topics covered in this interview.

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