Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery

Ten years ago Russell Brand was addicted to heroin, his career was unravelling and he was told he may only have six months to live. The story of how he battled to stay clean of drugs is at the heart of this eye-opening and searingly honest, personal film in which Brand challenges how our society deals with addicts and addiction. Is addiction a disease? Should it be criminalised? And is abstinence based recovery, which worked for Brand, a possible way forward? In this documentary Brand challenges conventional theory and practice as well as Government policy in his own inimitable style, confronting the reality of addiction head on.