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Russell Brand BBC documentary: 'I took drugs every day'

10 August 2012 Last updated at 23:37 BST

Russell Brand has told Newsnight's Stephanie Flanders he believes in ''abstinence-based recovery'' as a method to tackle drug and alcohol addiction.

The comedian has made a documentary for BBC Three charting his own recovery, which includes footage of his life as a drug addict.

''I took drugs every single day,'' he said.