Russell Brand addressing the Home Affairs Select Committee
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Russell Brand calls for abstinence-based drug treatment

24 April 2012 Last updated at 12:44 BST

Comedian Russell Brand has told MPs that he advocates an abstinence-based approach for treating drug addiction.

Speaking to the Home Affairs Committee which is investigating the UK drug policy, he spoke of his personal experiences of addiction and treatment and said there needed to be "love and compassion".