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Some critics loved it.

Back to Black review – woozy Amy Winehouse biopic buoyed by extraordinary lead performance | Back to Black | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/apr/09/back-to-black-review-gentle-amy-winehouse-biopic-buoyed-by-extraordinary-lead-performance

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They wanted her to go to rehab.

And she said No! No! No!

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ebisen

Today 12:45 pm JST

They wanted her to go to rehab.

> And she said No! No! No!

And today so many still idolize her and any negative press is called out for disrespecting the dead and s great talent!

Then we wonder why the West is now dealing with a near epidemic drug problem.

Had her label, get family, i-tunes, Google music, etc ... pulled her music, refused to let her keep making money, recording etc...until she got clean, there is a good chance she would be alive today.

Instead they actually recorded and sold a song about not going to rehab as if it was something "brave" !

Sadly, making examples out if celebrities by completely shunning them until they get clean would be a better way of telling people drugs are not a good thing or acceptable.

But no, not even western legal system treats them like the general population.

What would get most of us tossed in jail gets them a tap on the wrist a fine and community service!

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Media glorifying a decadent lifestyle.

Hmm, I wonder who owns most of the media....

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It is also about her music, songs, and performances. If the music was pulled from every musician or band that is into drugs or alcohol there would be little music left to listen to. When it came to heavy drugs she was influenced by her addict boyfriend.

She reminds me of Janis Joplin who died at age 27 from drugs.

Amy Winehouse died at age 27 from drugs.

I don't know about the movie and probably won't watch it.

I sometimes drank at the Camden pub she frequented but that was long before Winehouse was on the scene.

A bronze statue of the British singer Amy Winehouse is located at the Stables Market in Camden Town, in north London. Sculpted by Scott Eaton, it was unveiled in 2014, three years after the singer's death.

https://londonist.com/london/art-and-photography/remembering-amy-winehouse-in-camden

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wallace

Today 06:26 pm JST

Read the above comment!

It is exactly everything wrong with the industry the society and why we cannot get a handle on the drug problem in the west!

Everything is an excuse, someone else's fault and not our business.

But don't worry, we have YouTube, Tik Tok, X, etc... to shame Jane and Joe if they say one politically incorrect thing in public and to force their employers to fire them and ruin their lives.

But:

It is also about her music, songs, and performances. If the music was pulled from every musician or band that is into drugs or alcohol there would be little music left to listen to. When it came to heavy drugs she was influenced by her addict boyfriend.

And the lesson being learn but the youth? "You are ok to abuse drugs but careful with your opinions!

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Amy Winehouse was a drug user but she died from alcohol which is legally sold by many governments including the Japanese one.

She died of alcohol poisoning on 23 July 2011, at the age of 27. Her brother believed that bulimia was also to blame.

"LONDON - Amy Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning when she resumed drinking after a period of abstinence, a second coroner's inquest confirmed Tuesday. Coroner Shirley Radcliffe ruled that the 27-year-old soul singer "died as a result of alcohol toxicity" and recorded a verdict of death by misadventure."

https://www.jacksonville.com/story/entertainment/local/2013/01/08/2nd-inquest-confirms-alcohol-death-singer-amy-winehouse/15841979007/#:~:text=LONDON%20%2D%20Amy%20Winehouse%20died%20from,verdict%20of%20death%20by%20misadventure.

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Victim blaming is never a solution.

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wallace

Today 09:39 pm JST

Victim blaming is never a solution.

Blaming others for your own bad decisions isn't either!

I had a whole family of alcoholics and today nearly everyone doesn't drink or rarely drinks!

Why? Because they learned from what happened to those before us!

No one blamed the alcohol companies, no one force anyone to drink!

Someone that is physically attacked, s.xually assaulted, robbed, abused l, etc...are victims they didn't not agree to what happened to them, someone that goes out and willingly buys alcohol, drugs and takes them is doing do voluntarily!

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It is also about her music, songs, and performances. If the music was pulled from every musician or band that is into drugs or alcohol there would be little music left to listen to. When it came to heavy drugs she was influenced by her addict boyfriend.

And the lesson being learn but the youth? "You are ok to abuse drugs but careful with your opinions!

At no point did I read the idea that it is okay to abuse drugs in Wallace’s post.

It was observational. Your response was emotional.

How to deal with drug use is an incredibly difficult topic. I go along with the idea which went something along the lines of for every complex topic there is an answer which is simple, clear and wrong.

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You seem to understand so little about addictions even if you claim to come from a family of alcoholics. You are a victim blamer and write nothing about those responsible for manufacturing hard drugs.

How do you respond that Amy Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning?

You suggest that extreme laws should be used to control drugs and drug users.

Destroying people's lives over small amounts of cannabis like here in Japan.

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It's a sad story. She drank herself to death. Alcohol really is a hard drug along the lines of cocaine and heroin - it just happens to be legal.

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In the early 2000s, Amy Winehouse was a barmaid in the Hawley Arms pub in Camden Town.

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Jimizo

Today 10:19 pm JST

Read my comment at

Antiquesaving

Today 09:28 pm JST

I was not saying that to Wallace but about Western society!

How to deal with drug use is an incredibly difficult topic.

No it really isn't!

The most successful drug rehabilitation program are all based on one single base foundation!

" you ( the addict) are responsible for your decisions (again talking to the addict ) and you (again the addict) have to take accept that because only you (again the addict) can make the choice to stop"

The number one reason for people being kicked out of drug rehab is because they continue to refuse to accept responsibility for their own actions and repeat the Mantra of being the victim!

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In London UK I worked for several years at Release for drug addicts and another one for alcoholics. I had friends who became addicted to hard drugs and lost their lives. Others became infected by HIV/AIDS and died from that.

https://www.release.org.uk/

Release, founded in 1967 by Caroline Coon and Rufus Harris (died 2007), is a UK charity that provides legal advice.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Release_(agency)

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How to deal with drug use is an incredibly difficult topic. 

No it really isn't!

The most successful drug rehabilitation program are all based on one single base foundation

I used the expression ‘drug use’, not ‘drug rehabilitation’.

I thought that was pretty obvious. Live and learn, eh?

The question of drug use is very difficult one in terms of the best approach. What should and shouldn’t be legal and which current legal substances should or even could practically be banned is just one.

I could list far more if you like.

Let me know.

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In the US, more than 20 million people are addicted to prescribed opioids. A country that has spent $1 trillion on its drug war. Fentanyl has become the biggest killer of drug users. A person can take a drug with fentanyl for the first time and not survive the experience. The Chinese are responsible for the fentanyl cursor chemicals it sells to drug cartels in Mexico.

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There are not a few simple reasons for addictions. Nor are there simple solutions.

"Scientists will never find just a single genetic change that causes addiction. Like most other diseases, substance use disorder is a complex trait. It's influenced by variations in multiple genes, plus factors from the environment. Every person inherits a unique combination of gene variations."

https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/genes#:~:text=Scientists%20will%20never%20find%20just,unique%20combination%20of%20gene%20variations.

"Genes that relate to alcohol metabolism, particularly ADH1B and ALDH2, seem to be most closely tied to the risk for problem drinking. A family history of alcohol use disorders may increase the risk of a genetic predisposition to developing an alcohol use disorder, with risks heightened for parent-child transmission."

https://americanaddictioncenters.org/alcohol/hereditary-genetic

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Amy Winehouse was a drug user but she died from alcohol which is legally sold by many governments including the Japanese one.

Opioids are legally sold by many governments including the Japanese one.

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zibala

Amy Winehouse was a drug user but she died from alcohol which is legally sold by many governments including the Japanese one.

Opioids are legally sold by many governments including the Japanese one.

In the UK, any person 18 or older can buy alcohol. Opioids are prescribed by a doctor.

The import of opioids is restricted by Japanese law.

You must acquire permission by the Japanese

government in order to bring prescribed opioids into

Japan. Without it, you may be arrested at your point of

entry into the country.

https://www.customs.go.jp/english/passenger/brochure/brochure_e.pdf

I was prescribed Tramadol for my cancer.

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Opioids are legally sold by many governments including the Japanese one.

I could be wrong, but I'm fairly certain the Japanese government does not sell opioids (or alcohol, for that matter).

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