LONDON: Russell Brand has launched a fund to support people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. The Give It Up Fund, which was set up by the comedian and will be managed by Comic Relief, helps those leaving drug and alcohol treatment reintegrate into the community.  The cash will help people with housing, finding a job, any health needs and will pay for social activities and support groups.  Brand said: “It’s integral that people entering a life of abstinence after the chaos of addiction have stability, support and a role to play in the wider community.  “With fund, we have topportunity to perform a kind of social alchemy”–BT