Russell Brand Will Speak With British Politicians About Addiction

Written by Eliza Player on Saturday, 21 April 2012. Posted in Celebrities, Breaking News

Russell Brand On Addiction

Comedian Russell Brand is set to meet with British politicians to discuss his battle with drug addiction. According to, Brand is a recovering heroin addict and alcoholic. He will talk about his rehab experiences and his recovery when he appears at an inquiry into British drug policy. Members of the House of Commons' Home Affairs Select Committee will question Brand about "the nature of addiction and how it is viewed by society." He will also mention his new, upcoming series on addiction.

Committee chair Keith Vaz said, "Hearing from those personally affected by drugs use is essential to our inquiry. I welcome Russell Brand's openness about his addiction and recovery. I hope that his experiences will help us understand the nature of addiction and the impact that it has on addicts and those around them."

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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