Lonely, isolated, sad, confused child of poor, single mother…
Comedian Russell Brand, star of the film Get Him to the Greek, says he has struggled with various forms of addiction throughout his life—anything from food to pornography to heroin. Watch as he reveals what he learned about himself once he got sober.
Comedian Russell Brand wants to change the discussion surrounding addiction. Find out why he believes classifying drug abuse as a disease rather than a crime could make getting help easier for addicts. Plus, Russell opens up about trying to reach out to his friend Amy Winehouse before her tragic death.
Weeks after penning a column on Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug overdose, actor and comedian Russell Brand opens up about his own experience as a heroin addict. He and Oprah view a clip of an old interview with Philip, which reinforces a belief that Russell has. Watch as Russell explains why Philip’s unexpected death is further proof that society’s perceptions of drug abuse need to change.
“That hole in my soul…”
After attending an elite boarding school and serving as captain of three different sports teams, Claire earned a college athletic scholarship and had plans to eventually become a therapist. That was all derailed, however, when she dropped out and began stealing from her family to buy heroin. Find out how Claire went from seemingly having it all to becoming a drug addict.
Early promo for the Glee pilot airing in May 2009.