Russell Brand returns to BBC Three with Give It Up, a one off follow on documentary From Addiction To Recovery.
The critically acclaimed From Addiction To Recovery aired on BBC Three in 2012. Now two years on comedian and actor Brand is back on the channel having spent some of the last 18 months finding out more about addiction treatment around the globe.
Russell investigates, in the hour long show, how we might best improve treatment for addicts in the UK. The film sees Russell concentrate on the political and social attitudes which impact on treatment programmes. He travels to Switzerland to learn more about their approach to treating addicts and where his long-held views on addiction and recovery are challenged.
He interviews political decision-makers, government advisors and police officials to garner their views, and he will meet addicts from all strata of society battling addiction, those in 12-step programmes and also addicts who haven’t been through rehab and who don’t agree with his abstinence-based central philosophy.
Russell Brand: Give It Up will air later this year.