Russell Brand to Launch New Addiction Show


Russell Brand is to host a new series of radio programmes focussing on life in recovery from addiction on London digital station Zone 1 Radio, according to Radio Today.

The show will be presented by Brand for the first hour with the second hour hosted by therapist Mark Dempster and Kiss FM founder Tosca Jackson as they discuss the effects of substance abuse and how to cope with life challenges in recovery.

Russell Brand has documented his battles with addiction in several documentaries, heralding transcendental meditation as a key part of his recovery.

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Dempster, author of the books Nothing to Declare: Confessions of an Unsuccessful Drug Smuggler, Dealer and Addict and The Ongoing Path: A Guide to Stopping Addictive Behavior and Fulfilling Ambition, an autobiography and self-help book respectively, has spoken in past interviews of how he went from homelessness and drug addiction to becoming a Harley Street therapist.

Matthew Layton, Managing Director of Zone 1 Radio, said: “I’m really grateful to Russell for bringing this brilliant radio show to Zone 1 Radio and I am very proud to welcome him to the community radio sector.

“There probably isn’t a place for a show with this kind of ambitious scope and subject matter on the BBC or commercial radio.

“Community radio is probably the only place in the UK with the freedom to undertake a project like this.”

The inaugural show will launch on Tuesday July 4, 2017 and will be available as a podcast thereafter.

The show will run on a weekly basis.

Author: Richard Joy

My mission is to get you out of the depths of despair, addiction and pain as we as men strive to conquer fear, grow spiritually and build ourselves physically, emanating strength, grit and determination. Having been lost in the punishing spiral into hell myself, witnessing men around me die in addiction, obsession and pain, I have found the way out by walking the path of spiritual discipline, inner masculine truth and learning from men of wisdom in the spirit of humility.

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