Amy Winehouse Rehab Drug &
Amy Winehouse became the tabloid fodder of 2006 through 2008
when her continual erratic and destructive behavior was front
and center throughout many UK papers and other publications. Nearly
every picture of her showed her with either a drink or a cigarette,
or both, in hand. A noted chain smoker, Amy Winehouse was also
reported to be a heavy smoker of crack cocaine.
Her father, Mitch Winehouse, has been one of the most consistent
and persistent individuals in her life who have been fighting
to help her get over her addictions and has stated to the media
the true nature and severity of her drug and alcohol addiction.
Rehab with the revolving door
As is the case with many celebrities and rehab, Amy Winehouse
has been in and out of several different clinics and the results
always seem to be the same. Once she is back out, she returns
to the hard life of partying and doing drugs that she knew from
the outset. Even legal troubles couldn't seem to keep this British
rocker from gravitating toward drugs and alcohol and while under
house arrest, was photographed with a drink in one hand and a
cigarette in another.
Many people will point to that and say that she was of legal
age for both and that they aren't controlled substances. The problem
with that reasoning when it comes to addicts is that the behavior
is usually the trigger to other behaviors, such as smoking crack
Her father has even indicated during several rehab attempts that
she is taking a step back, but things are progressing well enough.
Whether this is denial from a loved one who desperately wants
to see his daughter survive and live a healthy and happy life
or is a realistic account will only be measured through time.
Aside from Amy Winehouse's legal and marital troubles that were
also front and center in the media for a significant period of
time, her health began to show serious deterioration and warning
signs from her years of hard living, even at her young age. It
was reported in 2008 that her lung capacity was at 70-percent
as a result of the chain smoking and crack smoking that she had
done for a large portion of her adult life. She was characterized
as someone who would die young if she didn't get control of her
life and kick her addiction once and for all.
She entered rehab once more and spent a significant amount of
time on the island of St. Lucia. Upon her return, she had gained
weight and her complexion was much better than it had been in
years. Her professional career, however, is still waiting to grow
legs once again.
In fact, she has been dropped from one project after another
in the past year and a half for simply not 'being around.' When
a celebrity's life is at stake, sometimes the surroundings need
to change and if that means she gives up her career in music and
touring to avoid the temptations, then that may be the healthiest
road to take in the end.
Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning July 23, 2011.