Speed, coke, crack, heroin… Russell Brand took drugs every single day. He got clean at the age of 27, the age Amy Winehouse was when she died. Amy’s death was a paradoxical, unsurprising shock, and Russell felt like he could have done something to help.

He made this film to have a sympathetic look at alcoholism and addiction, a condition that the World Health Organization regards as a disorder. Brand believes that drugs and alcoholism are much misunderstood by users, non-users, and the government. He also thinks that we need to start regarding addiction in all its forms as a health issue as opposed to the judicial and criminal issue. In this film he wants to learn more and see if we can do things differently.

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