Pete Doherty's heroin help
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 March 2008
Pete Doherty will help young heroin addicts in a new TV show.
The troubled Babyshambles singer, who is battling his own addiction to the class A drug, plans to visit two of northern England's toughest housing estates and use music to encourage them to get straight.
Pete will live with families on Manchester's Langley Estate and work with a young offenders' group in Sheffield's Manor Park in a series of music-based therapy sessions.
The 28-year-old musician's experiences will be filmed for a Channel 4 show, which is due to be aired later this year.
A source said: "Pete really hopes to be able to use his own experiences to help these youths. Hopefully they will be inspired by his visit."
The star's drug problems have been well documented.
He was pictured last week with suspicious white powder on his nose and blood coming out of one of his nostrils.
Last November, Pete was filmed snorting what appeared to be cocaine just days after vowing to return to rehab. He had agreed to enter a facility after being filmed injecting heroin at his Wiltshire home.
Pete has previously claimed he dreams of using drugs again and was "mourning for an armful".
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