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10 years after Amy Winehouse's death, family 'reclaims' her story

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"In a hundred years' time, in 200 years' time, kids are still going to be falling in love with Amy Winehouse."

Oh, come on now. That's just not going to happen.

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If you look at early photos of Amy Winehouse and compare them to the one here you’ll see a dramatic illustration of what hard drugs and alcohol can do to a person. But she was a person, and deserves sympathy.

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She was a druggie, plain and simple. Live by the sword, die by it.

Yeah. It's sad. Another young life of creativity lost to alcohol.

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And the thing with addiction is that it doesn't happen all at once, it creeps up on you and you don't realize until you hit rock bottom and, hopefully, have a loving support system because you'll be non-functional and convulsing from withdrawal.

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She was a druggie, plain and simple. Live by the sword, die by it.

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One of my sons best friends told me she went to school with Amy, we all thought it was BS until she showed us the pictures, she said Any was a colourful character at school, and told us how they were best friends, its sad to know that shes been taken by drugs and booze, and it was 10 years ago, jees where does time go?

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She made cool music and had a voice that came from the 30s or 40s, shame drug and alcohol took such a toll on her , but many of the best have been lost to the bad medicines.

She was a nice contrast to the music that was being made at her time.

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I hated her music. But she died too young. Had so much potential. Substance abuse usually goes hand in hand with crazy unstable relationships because because the user gravitates towards people who feed their addiction instead of forcing them to make a life change for the better

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In many American states, cannabis/marijuana is legal. More than 20 million Americans are addicted to opioids In 2019 there were 70,000 addict deaths. More than $1 trillion has been spent on the drug war.

In 2018, 4,359 people died from drug poisoning in the UK.¹ Of these deaths, 2,917 were from drug misuse, which was an increase of 17% from the previous year.

Drug use increased during the pandemic lockdowns.

Scotland has a heroin problem.

Amy Whitehouse died from legal alcohol.

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From what I've studied Amy probably had BPD and people with this disorder often "self medicate" to fill the who. She was an amazing musician and may she rest in peace.

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I am with David on this one.

There is better way to live.

https://www.aatokyo.org/

https://najapan.org/

https://aa-intergroup.org/oiaa/meetings/

https://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/p-10_howitworks.pdf

Easy does it.

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KentarogaijinToday  03:37 am JST

She was a druggie, plain and simple. Live by the sword, die by it.

Drugs are a big problem and anyone can be a victim, judging without knowing the lives of others is a narcissistic loser attitude.

'Just say No' is a joke too. That ain't enough. If we're to battle drugs and addiction, we must tackle what leads to it in the first place. And yes, Amy drank herself to death. It was poisoning by legal alcohol which some people can't handle but get addicted to every year. And anybody can become an alcoholic.

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David BrentJuly 24  09:17 am JST

She was a druggie, plain and simple. Live by the sword, die by it.

Just like Whitney Houston is a poster girl for Why You Shouldn't Smoke Crack.

Bjorn TomentionJuly 24  10:31 pm JST

She made cool music and had a voice that came from the 30s or 40s, shame drug and alcohol took such a toll on her , but many of the best have been lost to the bad medicines.

She was a nice contrast to the music that was being made at her time.

In the 00s there nearly nothing but unlistenable stupid wretched yucky rubbish, garbage, trash. Amy was a clear beacon of potential and talent. But I saw her last show at Belgrade online and all that hard dope made her a total train wreck. It's a damn shame too, here was someone with promise in a very dismal decade and she was the best female Brit star in a long time too. And BTW, I don't take the dumb lip-synching Spice Girls as qualifying in that category. They ain't nothing but a moronic JOKE.

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typo who=hole

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Some artists can only be artists and write or sing good song while high or out of this world. some of us people can appreciate that fact and some don't.

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Just wanted to add to you people calling her a junkie etc. lucky you for having a loving family life. I’ve worked at shelters in Scotland and it’s always down to upbringing. Have some compassion for Pete’s sake!

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Many people don't know they are alcoholics until they start down the road.

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She was a druggie, plain and simple. Live by the sword, die by it.

Drugs are a big problem and anyone can be a victim, judging without knowing the lives of others is a narcissistic loser attitude.

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The UK has a huge drug problem, so hopefully this documentary brings that more to light.

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