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michele

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We saw the movie and I just feel so sad. I love Amy Winehouse's music (didn't really know it before her bio) but it's so sad how someone so young and full of life was also so self-destructive. Her talent was huge and natural, no lessons or anything, but even if the whole fame thing was too much, she was self-destructive even before she was famous. And what kills me are her parents.

When she was 16, she announces to her parents that she has this new way to eat. Eat whatever you want, then throw it all back up and you stay skinny. They thought, oh, it will pass. Can you imagine!!! I'd have my girls in therapy asap, if I noticed anything like that, but she out and out told them.

Then her father insisted that she go on tour ($$$) even though she needed to go to Rehab. One of her most famous songs, by the way, and she sings it with a full glass of whisky & coke. 

But her music is amazing. Does anyone else love/like her music?

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I love her music and have seen / read bits and pieces of her biography. I agree, incredibly sad. I'll look out for the movie - thanks, Michele. 
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Her story is tragic but I do know it's not uncommon.  I have known a couple of people like that and it usually does not end well.



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So sad, Ali. I remember feeling so down when Phillip Seymour Hoffman died too.
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Employees in the hospitality and recreation industries are the most likely to abuse drugs, and mining and construction workers rank at the top in terms of alcohol consumption.

Drug Use in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The category of arts, entertainment and recreation comprises amusement parks, gambling facilities, performing arts centers, musical groups, spectator sports, museums, theaters and historical sites. Employees include entertainers, athletes and promotional agents or managers.

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The line of work ranks second in past-month illicit drug use, third in past-year substance use disorder rates and fourth in heavy alcohol use.

Rates of Substance Use in the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Industry
CategoryRateTrend (2008 to 2012)
Past-month heavy alcohol use11.5%Down 1.4%
Past-month illicit drug use13.7%Up 0.8%
Past-year substance use disorder12.9%Down 0.1%

Employees abuse a variety of drugs for many of reasons. These professions receive the most attention for celebrity overdoses and visits to rehab. However, the industry’s larger layman workforce is just as likely to suffer consequences of drug abuse as their famous counterparts.

Risk factors in the industry include long hours, high turnover, high-pressure jobs, young workers and workplace cultures conducive to illicit drug use.


https://www.drugrehab.com/addiction/common-professions/


I do not know much about Amy Winehouse. Her life looks tragic all the way indeed.


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