Amy Winehouse 'drug-free for a year'

11:11, October 21, 2009      

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Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has said that the singer has been off drugs for nearly a year.

He made the revelation while speaking to MPs about an upcoming documentary in which he investigates the rehabilitation services available to heroin addicts, reports the BBC.

Mitch told the Home Affairs committee that the current healthcare system fails to offer affordable treatment for drug users.

Of Amy's treatment, he stated: "We were very fortunate - we were able to afford the best doctors, clinical psychologists, rehabilitation and hospitals. We're making a film about people who can't afford it and unfortunately we found there are very few facilities and very little help available for people like that."

Mitch went on to suggest that the problem had been created by the government's present funding structure for medical care, adding that addicts are "desperately committing offences just so that they have a chance of receiving treatment".

Amy is currently recording her as-yet-untitled third album, due out next year.

Source: China Daily/Agencies
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