Russell Brand: Give It Up (1 x 60′) – Following on from his critically acclaimed documentary From Addiction To Recovery, Russell has spent the last 18 months finding out more about addiction treatment around the globe, and investigates 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 will interview 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.
Source: BBC3 press release