Produced by Matchlight, (C) Matchlight, 2012
The Observer, 12/08/12: "Love him or hate him, one thing that you cannot question about comedian and former heroin addict Brand is his commitment to explaining the nature and seriousness of drug addiction and how it should be treated. In this intelligent, impassioned film he gleans eye-opening information from scientists researching the psychology of addiction, alternative recovery therapists and drug addicts themselves. Is addiction a disease? he asks. Should it be criminalised? And is abstinence-based recovery the way forward? The answers he uncovers may surprise you. Policy-makers please wake up and pay attention!"