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Russell Brand Links Addictive Behavior to Childhood

Comedian turned Hollywood star Russell Brand recently discussed the nature of an addictive personality. Brand, who was previously married to singer Katy Perry and has struggled with alcohol, drug and sex additions, reflected on his childhood behaviors and noted that his excessive television and eating habits growing up were early indicators of the struggles he would face later in life. He said, “I think what addiction is, for me, is a behavior that’s indulged continually, despite detrimental consequences.”

Russell Brand has been clean of any drug or alcohol use since 2003, after his agent found him in a bathroom using heroin during a Christmas party. He leverages his personal issues and ongoing legal troubles as comedic material, currently on The Russell Brand Show. However, Brand noted in a recent interview that a rise from drug addiction to stardom is not a typical path and is not even one he would recommend. He focused instead on the importance of dealing with personal issues in a healthy way, reminding us that wealth and fame do not solve serious emotional and mental problems that many addicts are faced with. Those who turn to substance abuse must seek professional support to cope and ensure a permanent recovery.

If you struggle with drug or alcohol addiction, or know someone who does, you should seek treatment right away for yourself or your loved one. Retreat at Lancaster County strives to provide the highest quality substance abuse treatment on the East Coast. Those suffering from drug or alcohol abuse may not have the coping mechanisms needed to heal, making it very difficult to stay sober without professional support. The staff at Retreat at Lancaster County is committed to the full cycle of recovery, including the necessary ongoing emotional and mental support to prevent relapse. Contact Retreat at Lancaster County today with questions or concerns about drug addiction, alcoholism or treatment.

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