Winehouse Home Turned into Rehab Center
August 10, 2011 By Alicia Ramsay

The parents of late British pop singer Amy Winehouse have decided to turn her $4 million North London home into a rehab center.


"It could include help for children in trouble, kids suffering health problems, children's hospices and more," said Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse to the British paper, the Sun. "We want to make a positive difference."


The songstress is most famous for her titled single "Rehab," boasting her alcoholic and drug-filled lifestyle. After her death, many gestured that she shouldn't have said "no, no, no" but instead should have sought assistance.


Toxicology reports of the 27-year-old who was found dead on July 23 in her apartment,are still in process as results are not expected for weeks.


Winehouse's mother, Janis Winehouse, suggests that she may have died because she went "cold turkey," starting her withdrawal from drugs in June.


"Alcohol chronically consumed in high quantities is like pressing down on a coiled spring," said Dr. Harry Haroutunian, physician director of the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. "When you abruptly stop drinking, you release that force and the spring goes "Pow!" There is this massive unopposed excitatory chemical release which affects all areas of the body."


Winehouse is one of many stars who died too young. Most recent is actor Heath Ledger who died at age 28 due to a drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment in 2008.


Presently, several A-list celebs are struggling with their addictions. Lindsey Lohan is well known for her excessive partying and alcohol consumption and late "Two and a Half Men" co-star Charlie Sheen for his drug use.


Winehouse was engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Reg Traviss, and it is said that she was set to adopt a 10-year-old girl from the Caribbean before her untimely death.


Her funeral was held on July 26 and her body was cremated following the service in respect to Jewish tradition.


The Amy Winehouse Foundation is said to announce its mission on September 14 pulling from Winehouse's final song, "Body and Soul."


Visitor Comments (2)
good idea
Posted By CHRAUCH on September 18, 2011
Well, it sounds to be a good idea to turn her house into a rehab center. It is definitely a good memorial. I think that this will be a sign of hope and reconciliation.
Great Idea
Posted By BCHEVOLLEAU on August 12, 2011
It truly is sad that Amy Winehouse died at such a young age as a result of her drug use. However I am glad that her family has chosen to use her life as a positive message for people that may be in the same position as she was. Hopefully people we see the choices she made and learn from them. Using her house as a rehab center is a great idea. R.I.P Amy.
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