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Russell Brand Urges 'Compassion' for Drug Addicts

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm •  Published: April 24, 2012

Russell Brand testified before a British parliamentary committee today about drug use and said he believes "love and compassion" are the key to helping addicts overcome substance abuse.

"We need to change the laws in this country and have a more compassionate, altruistic, loving attitude to the people with the disease of addiction," said Brand, who has struggled in the past with his own addiction issues. He added that society should not simply "discard people, write them off on methadone and leave them on the sidelines."

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