Amy Winehouse Leaves Addiction Behind and Heads Back
Amy Winehouse has famously struggled with a drug addiction that included dependence upon and abuse of heroin, crack and cocaine, among other substances. But she’s worked hard on her sobriety, broken free from the relationship that was keeping her in active addiction and now she’s taking another big step: the singer is getting married.
Since Winehouse divorced Black Fielder-Civil in 2009, she’s been dating British director, Reg Traviss off and on. Now the pair are ready to makie it official and plans are in the works for a ceremony at the end of the year.
Traviss told Britain’s The People newspaper: “Amy and I have been talking about getting married, we are looking to book something very soon. I am thinking of getting something sorted in the next six weeks for the end of the year. I love Amy very much. She’s a wonderful, talented, lovely girl.”
A Different Kind of Comeback
Though Winehouse has been somewhat absent from the music world in the past couple of years, she has not been absent from the media. Everyone has been waiting and watching to see what the controversial singer will do next. What’s she been doing? A little bit of shopping, a little bit of dating, and a lot of staying clean and sober.
All who felt their own experience in Winehouse’s music and lyrics can take heart from her personal turnaround. No longer the star of viral YouTube videos highlighting bad behavior and drug addiction, she proves through action that it is possible to change your life after addiction.
How To Make the Change After Drug Rehab
Making the decision to enter treatment and actually following through are huge in recovery. But holding onto the changes you make and retaining the information that will help you avoid relapse is crucial to a long lasting sobriety. How do you make the change after drug rehab – and make it stick? Here are a few tips:
·Build a strong support network.
·Avoid bars and other places where people are drinking heavily or using drugs.
·Find positive things to focus on.
·Find a job that you enjoy – or at least one that isn’t stressful.
·Go to 12-step meetings, personal therapy, group therapy, yoga, workouts – anything to keep you busy, healthy, happy and clean and sober.
Do you have any tips for avoiding relapse during sobriety? How did you make the change? Do you have any tips to offer?