Russell Brand Tells MPs Drug Addiction Should Be Treated as Illness


Russell Brand Tells MPs Drug Addiction Should Be Treated As Illness – Comedian Russell Brand has told MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee addiction should be treated as an illness instead of a crime. The 36-year-old who said he had beaten a heroin addiction which saw him arrested a dozen times, blamed his drug problems on emotional and psychological difficulties. Society should not “discard people, write them off on methadone and leave them on the sidelines” and should exercise more “love and compassion”, he argued.


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Siva's father, Peyton Siva Sr., fell into a haze of drug and alcohol addiction in Seattle's rough-and-tumble Central District. He'd go on benders, and …. It's not what makes Siva talk about his Christian faith and stories of redemption. Ultimately …


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Drug abuse awareness event set for 2013

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Efforts locally to spread awareness of the drug issue, and that addiction can strike anyone regardless of social status and age, have been ongoing at a heightened level since the drug abuse prevention coalition began in 2010. In 2011, 21 overdose …
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