Russell Brand discusses ‘seductive’ addiction with Oprah Winfrey

Russell Brand shared his individual ideas on addiction, his hope for a a lot more compassionate perception of people struggling with drug addiction, and how the current passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman has brought on him to reflect on his own sobriety.

“The way that drug addicts regard the situation is that it in no way truly goes away. That it is usually there dormant. And if some thing provokes it, you’ll be back out there. Now I know that about myself. I know that the explanation why I won’t use medicines nowadays or drink today is simply because I know I cannot deal with it. That if I open, if there’s a crack in the door, it really is a seductive idea that perhaps you can use again.”

The comedian spoke to Oprah about the recent death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a drugs overdose.

“If something optimistic can come out of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, it’s that. That his death doesn’t make sense except if you accept that addiction is an illness. It doesn’t make sense any other way. Otherwise, oh, why did he do that?”

“Oprah Prime” is a new demonstrate on Winfrey’s Personal network.

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