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I am interested in receiving some information with regards to a rehabilitation centre. Unfortunately I have got to the stage where I am no longer a functioning drug addict and more a bloody heathen.
do you have an email of phone number of someone I should talk to. I am originally from oxford but living in london.
That’s very good! I’m sure this helps so many people. Much love to you and thanks for all the laughs, often you make me laugh so much that sometimes it hurts (in a good way).
I think its brill that you are raising awareness for these people. I have set up an organisation called New Beginnings in Middlesbrough to support orphans and other family members of those bereaved by addiction. Iv also set up a fashion business so that I can give jobs to those who are in recovery and abstinence as I feel that a job is the vital part to their recovery. (see fb email I sent about this)
You so need to be recognised more for all the good things you are about. That was a truly amazing and inspirational interview and of course funny to say the least.
Thank you for all you do.
You inspire me x
i enjoyed the spiritual tangent at the end of your interview. it is a very fundamental aspect of reality we are missing.
unfortunately, everyone sounds a bit woo-woo when it comes out, but it is good to see people (like yourself and others) who recognise their platform and speak.
we all simply need to calm down. take a breather. we live in disjointed, terrifying worlds when, in actuality, we don’t need to. the ability to connect is there. if we listen, we will hear it. but nobody says these things! so we watch the jersey shore, fondle our privates, and drink to numb and fight. we are a great species, proven to be very capable. we don’t have to live like this. it is a choice we do not seem to know is available.
thank you very much for being a voice!
You are so articulate. I am so impressed by the voice you are giving recovery. I myself share the daily activity of not picking up and feel blessed whenever I am lucky enough to hear your insights.
as a mother of twin sons who have been using heroin for 16 years, you become very numb with the activities involved with drug use. there was a time when i used to scream and shout at my sons, get them arreseted when they stole from me, chase drug dealers around the estate where we lived, even kicking the dealers doors in, to do what? i dont know, but it made me feel better. it made me feel somehow in control of the situation that was rapidly slipping through my fingers. my sons have been in rehab several times, but sadly were only well for short periods of time afterwards. i know one day i will get the phone call or knock on the door to say theyve died. i tell them every day they deserve better and i love them, and how beautiful i think they are, as a mother its heartbreaking to see your babies slowly dying before your eyes. they tell me they love me and promise they wont do drugs where they live,(which incidently i pay for as they are not able to work or lead normal lives paying bills etc) because theres a big chance that the landlord will throw them out, but still i visit and theres drug paraphanalia everywhere. i found myself saying to them the other day in a casual way, can you move your syringes off the floor in the lounge, it doesnt look very nice!!!!! like i said ive become numb. i watched your programme this evening on bbc three and felt so relieved that i wasnt alone in my plight for normal family life, your mother more or less said how i was feeling. i think you are doing a fantastic job russell, bringing this disease to the public eye to make people aware that addiction is an illness. i live in hope (still) that my sons will become well and lead healthy lives but until then i take comfort in the fact that there are people out there that do still care. thankyou for taking the time to read this. patricia
Your books, interviews, and documentaries are helping to keep me sober in my early stages of recovery. I wish I’d met someone as inspirational, brilliant, and genuinely kind as you the first time I attempted to get sober. Your words, your story and quite honestly, just you, in general, give me hope. Thank you for taking the effort to “reach out to another suffering alcoholic or addict” to an extraordinary level. You’re making changes, and I hope to be one of them.
Russell, I found this interview fascinating… I salute you for your journey through substance abuse. My own abstinence based recovery involved working through a sex addiction… Sobriety is a truly fulfilling reality!
The world is lucky to have such an amazing Comedian and talented everything such as Russell Brand! Not only is attractive but charming, witty, smart, funny, and most of all he has a way of relating to people. He has not only accomplished sobriety but has inspired so many people by opening up about his person experience to make a real positive difference in life. Personally when I am struggling or having a really bad day, I know where to go!
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You are so very brilliant. So very compassionate. I cannot get enough of the absolutely beautiful things you have to say.
Such an evolved person.
This actually fills me with hope, that someone in the public eye can highlight important issues around us and find a humane and compassionate solution to things we may all experience or relate to a some point in our lives.
I wanted to ask if you ever feel you are chasing a losing battle? I do sometimes feel that way, like no matter how hard I try the dark things will still overpower. How do you get through that?
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