Amy Winehouse’s Parents Create Foundation to Fight Drug Addiction
Amy Winehouse’s parents are working toward creating a foundation to help those who are in the same position that Amy was before she died: fighting drug addiction. While that is in the works, a single recorded by Amy Winehouse and jazz singer Tony Bennett is being released to benefit that charity, according to a spokesperson for Mr. Bennett.
The new single is the classic “Body and Soul” and it’s one of the last pieces of music recorded by Winehouse before she died. All proceeds will go to support the foundation being created by Amy’s parents. In addition to being released as a single, it will also be included in the new collection by Bennett, Duets II, that will be released on September 20.
It was in March that Winehouse recorded the piece of music with Bennett at Abbey Road Studios in London; on July 23, she was found dead in her home in London. The cause of her death is as yet unknown, and no illicit substances were found in her system. Her family says that she had been off of drugs for up to three years when she died but still struggled with alcohol – alcohol was found in her system when she passed.
Honoring Loved Ones
Remembering loved ones who have passed due to an ongoing struggle with drug and alcohol addiction is a one way to create a positive effect out of a horrifying experience – especially when remembering takes the form of helping others. The foundation that Winehouse’s parents are creating in her memory will be a positive way to put Amy’s experience with drugs and alcohol into perspective and use the publicity garnered by her music career, the media attention surrounding her drug and alcohol abuse, and her death to evoke positive change in the world.
Helping an Addict You Love Before It’s Too Late
If someone you care about is living with drug and alcohol addiction or continuing to struggle with recovery despite multiple efforts to kick the habit, a drug and alcohol rehab can help. Here your loved one will not only learn how to stop abusing their drug of choice and get the medical help they need to do so safely, he or she will learn how to better cope with the issues that may be making them feel that addictive abuse of drugs is the answer.
In some cases, it may be an issue with depression or anxiety or it could be an eating disorder or a problem feeling comfortable in social situations. It may be stress over family or romantic relationships or grief over the loss of someone or something. Whatever the cause of the issue, drug and alcohol rehab can provide the patient with the opportunity to begin healing at a foundational level and walk away from the residual issue of addiction.
If you would like to learn more about the addiction treatment services available at The Orchid, contact us today.