Doherty: "I Love Taking Drugs"

Pete Doherty says he takes drugs because he enjoys them, rather than to “deaden” himself. The Babyshambles singer is currently attempting to get clean after a series of court appearances over drug possession. According to, Doherty has spent over $170,000 on drugs such as heroin, cannabis and crack cocaine.

He explained: “I don’t take drugs to deaden me, I take ’em cos I love ’em. I know they’re bad for me, financially crippling and I’m an addict. It’s like being in a war, and now I’m picking up the pieces. I really do want to clean up this time. It would be interesting to film someone like me trying to detox because then people would see the pressures, how hard it is.