Retiring Richmond AFL player Ben Cousins says his documentary about his drug use can help society, and believes the issue of drug addiction is like mental health was 15 years ago.
He says whether people like or dislike his documentary Such Is Life, which airs on Channel 7 on Wednesday night and Thursday night, at least it will mean people are talking about drug addiction.
In his final visit to the Nova 100 studios on Tuesday morning, Ben spoke at length to Hughesy, Kate and Ed about his drug problems, including when it all started and noting that some of the best people he's ever met are recovering drug addicts.
Something tells us Ben will be another one of those recovering drug addicts he was talking about that are now doing some wonderful things in the world.
This audio is from Hughesy and Kate on Nova 100 on 24 August 2010.