According to deceased singer Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse, “Everything Amy did, she did to excess.” Mitch said that Amy “drank to excess” and that she “did detox to excess.” The former cab driver whose daughter rose to fame musically said Amy was taking the prescribed drug Librium prior to her death but had been having seizures as well, according to USA Today.
It can be a crime for a doctor to write repeated prescriptions for patients for addictivie medications that they do not need — or in excess of the quantities warranted for a condition. But that does not appear to be the case with Amy Winehouse, who her father Mitch says was only taking one dose of Librium a day.
However, the formal inquest to be conducted into Amy Winehouse’s unexpected death will not take place for another month. This is causing some to speculate if foul play was involved due to the large estate left by the singer struggling to overcome her addictive tendencies. Others, like Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse, believe she left life like she lived it “in excess.”
Normal Librium dosages
According to the National Institute of Health, some people are prescribed a dosage of Librium for up to four times daily, making Winehouse’s daily dosage unconcerning. What is concerning, however, is the fact that Librium — especially when being used to treat alcohol withdrawal, as in Amy Winehouse’s alcohol addiction case — should never be taken with (or in addition to) alcohol use, according to MedTV.
Amy Winehouse’s drug and alcohol addictions were common knowledge, and the singer’s family desires to aid other families help fight the tendencies their own loved one have in this regard by establishing a foundation to that end in London.
Atlanta-based CNN Mitch Winehouse interviews
Atlanta-headquartered CNN’s former news reporter Anderson Cooper, now the talk show host for “Anderson” has donated $50,000 to the foundation from his show to that end. Cooper has also managed to score a media scoop with an exclusive interview of Amy Winehouse’s father, which his show says is not the result of the donation.
But Anderson Cooper isn’t the only one Mitch Winehouse is confiding in, as he told Piers Morgan — in a show slated to air on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. PT that Amy was warned by her physician of her impending death.
Mitch Winehouse said that Amy would “drink for two or three weeks and then detox for two or three weeks,” and her doctor said, “If this behavior continued that could lead to seizures that could ultimately lead to death,” CNN reported
Georgia fans of Amy Winehouse can continue to tune into Atlanta-headquartered CNN for the most recent updates on the singer’s death and inquest weeknights at 9 p.m. ET.