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Amy Winehouse has been the subject of many posts here on TDA, but for the last few months she has not graced the front page. I had hoped that meant she was working a quiet recovery, unfortunately though it seems she is still knocking intently on death’s door.
Winehouse Is ‘In Denial’ About Alcoholism
Winehouse’s father, Mitch, recently revealed the singer has been making good progress on a drug replacement program, but she has been drinking heavily to compensate.
Check out the great little video above, alcohol and methadone is a lethal mix yet obviously Amy and even her father consider the practice just a little backsliding.
He adds (dad), “For the last six months, there’s been a remarkable recovery, a gradual recovery, which is good. With slight backward steps — not drug backward steps, more drink backward steps, if you follow my drift. I think that will be the pattern of recovery.”
Alcohol is a contributing factor in the overdose deaths of many who abuse methadone or are on a maintenance program, people go to bed and instead of sleep they get the eternal dirt nap. Talking to the clinic director where I volunteer, she says the effects are not predictable- that the same amount ingested repeatedly can become lethal without warning.