Years of addiction, eating disorders & alcohol abuse take its toll on the body. So, despite her young age, it’s likely Amy’s little body was much, much older than she.
Very, very sad. While many assumed she’d died of an overdose, it would appear that was not the case. But don’t assume that drugs did not play a role: while the cause of death is still to be determined, it’s possible that years of abuse likely lead to kidney & liver problems, internal illness & complications. Who knows…
If you’re suffering from addiction, eating disorders, or any other problems that you KNOW are interfering with your health, please don’t give up. Seek out resources, online communities & positive people who can help you stay on track. Even if you’re not ready to flip the ‘switch’, so to speak, surrounding yourself with these resources can give you the push/support you need.
Resources for Addiction (see more here)
An educational site focusing on addiction issues, especially opiate addiction and treatment.
Dedicated to educating the public about the effects of alcohol, alcoholism and treatment.
Publisher of prevention literature
- National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA):
- Information on the cost of substance abuse throughout society and its impact on our lives.
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD):
- Provides education, information, help and hope in the fight against substance abuse.
- Pharmacy Technician:
- Pharmacy Library: Alcohol Addiction and Alcoholism Facts
- Recovery Connection:
- A website and that helps people locate addiction treatment centers and drug rehabilitation programs.
- Woodbury Reports presents resources for parents and professionals trying to help at-risk teenagers.
- Teen Drug Abuse:
- Educational site about why teens begin using, what they are using, and how those drugs are affecting teens physically, socially, and mentally.
Provides accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions. Resource for anyone needing factual information about abused drugs.
(CNN) — Toxicology tests have found that “no illegal substances” were in singer Amy Winehouse’s system at the time of her death last month, her family said Tuesday.
“Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death,” the family said in a written statement, citing test results provided to them by authorities.
The 27-year-old singer, beloved for her talent but infamous for erratic public behavior, arrests and drug problems, was found dead at her apartment in London on July 23.
Winehouse’s soulful, throaty vocals brought the British musician stardom in 2007, but her troubled off-stage life — chronicled in her top 10 hit “Rehab” — won her notoriety. Her death came less than two months after her latest release from a rehabilitation program and weeks after she was booed offstage by disappointed fans in Serbia.
“Rehab,” in which she sang “They tried to make me go to rehab, I said no, no, no,” helped form the public’s view of Winehouse. But she told CNN in a 2007 interview, “I don’t care enough about what people think of me to conform to anything.”
The London-born singer-songwriter became a picture of a tattooed teenage rebel after she was expelled from a prestigious performing arts school. Her first album, “Frank,” debuted in 2003, when she was 19.
International success came with her 2007 album “Back to Black.” She dominated the 2008 Grammys, winning five awards that night and delivering, via satellite from London, a strong performance of “Rehab.”
Winehouse’s volatile marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil took a toll on the singer’s career. The couple divorced in 2009 after a stormy two years filled by drug addiction and arrests.