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SLIDESHOW: Russell Brand Films at Burton Addiction Centre

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 27, 2014

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HOLLYWOOD film star Russell Brand visited Burton Addiction Centre.

The recovering heroin addict toured the Station Street facilities and its social enterprise Langan’s Tea Rooms, in George Street, for a documentary on drug reform.

He told the Mail: “I’m really impressed, especially with the social enterprise part.

“Everyone in the community should be really proud it’s at this cutting edge of drug treatment. This is a pioneering community which supports new ideas.”

It is the second time the comedian has visited Burton.

Last year he met the centre’s chief executive Noreen Oliver to see how similar projects could be set up elsewhere.

She said: “Russell gets heavily involved, and will help someone who is struggling.”

During his visit, Brand met addicts who told him of their journey through drug addiction.

One of 19-year-old Dan Rhodes, who spoke of his battle with the party drug mephedrone, also known as M-Cat.

He said: “It was a surreal but inspirational to meet Russell.

“I had heard about his story before coming into treatment and being able to sit down with him was really nice.”

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