Saturday, July 30, 2011

ANY WINEHOUSE 'DIED FROM NOT DRINKING'

Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home in London on July 23. She was 27 years old. Matt Dunham, Associated Press
                                                          Photo: Associated Press
 Alcoholics are being warned to go slow when trying to quit drinking following reports that Amy Winehouse died after ignoring her doctor's advice not to go cold turkey.  
  Family sources are saying the 27-year-old "Rehab" singer suffered a fatal seizure brought on by a sudden, three-week abstinence from booze.
  A report in a London newspaper says the singer's family believes her tiny frame could not cope with the loss of alcohol in her veins after many years of binge drinking.
 Addiction specialists have confirmed that going from heavy drinking to nothing can be lethal.
Rob Hadley of the Vancouver Addiction Centre says the body develops a level of chemical requirement and if it's not met, it literally goes into shock.
Hadley says quitting requires addicts to get treatment from professionals that will reduce dependency without risking their health.
Daniel Jordan of the Sunshine Coast Health Centre says alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs to detox from.
He says the chance of dying from a withdrawal from alcohol is actually much more than for heroin.

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