Many celebrities and musicians struggle with drug abuse and addiction at some point in their lives. The pressures of fame and temptations of the spotlight tend to push famous individuals toward substance abuse. Amy Winehouse, a famous young singer, lost her battle to substance addiction. Now, an Oscar-nominated opiate documentary takes a look at Winehouse’s life and struggle with substance addiction
Amy: The Opiate Documentary
Amy takes an open and honest look at the life of the late singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse, her rise to fame and her battles with heroin addiction. It sheds an honest light not just on the subject of addiction, but on the opportunities that Winehouse had missed out on to receive treatment for her condition. It illustrates how her celebrity status aided in her refraining from getting the treatment that she truly needed.
Oddly enough, Winehouse did not die from drugs, but instead from drinking. She had been off of drugs for over a year prior to her death and died from alcohol poisoning in 2015. This marks the ongoing problem of cross addiction. Many addicts come into treatment seeking help for narcotic addiction, but still cling to their right to drink. Many of them will take this right as far as they can, while for others, it will bring them right back to the drugs. TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky says “Amy offers the clearest and most powerful portrait of addiction” he has ever seen on film.
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Over 20 million Americans struggle with addiction and sadly, most of them will never receive the treatment they truly deserve. Morningside Recovery is among the leaders in addiction treatment and provides a variety of services to patients struggling with drug addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
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