Amy Winehouse’s charity sets up rehab house

Amy Winehouse’s charity sets up rehab house

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The Amy Winehouse Foundation — a charity set up in memory of the late English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse — has partnered with a housing provider to open a home for women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.
This has been done to mark the star’s fifth death anniversary.

Winehouse died aged 27 in July 2011 from accidental alcohol poisoning.

The Foundation was set up by her family following the singer’s death, and works to prevent young people misusing alcohol and drugs, as well as to support disadvantaged young people to help them fulfil their potential.

Known as Amy’s Place, the recovery house is based in east London and aims to help recovering female addicts reintegrate into society and sustain their recovery, The Guardian reported.

It will be made up of 12 self-contained apartments, four of which are two-bed, and can house up to 16 women.

Dominic Ruffy, the special project director at the Amy Winehouse Foundation, said it decided to set up Amy’s Place because of the general lack of women-specific services for addiction treatment in Britain, despite research showing that women have a far greater chance of relapse without such support.

“There are about six women-only rehabs, and beyond that, there is an even greater paucity of women-specific recovery housing beds,” Ruffy said.

“There is only one other women-only recovery house in London and it’s only a four-bed with a six-month waiting list,” he added.

–IANS

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