Amy Winehouse Documentary Depicts Addiction’s Perfect Storm | Tommy Rosen

I watched Amy, the Amy Winehouse documentary, yesterday. What an unbelievable spirit she was. What a beautiful and unique presence! The film’s depiction of the unfolding tragedy of her addiction haunted me through last night’s quasi-sleep.There was a moment in the doc where Amy has just won the Grammy Award for Best Song for “Rehab.” Everyone is celebrating this unbelievable achievement, but Amy confides in a friend that “this is all so boring without drugs.” The irony is not lost on anyone.I’m sitting there thinking, Dopamine. Dopamine. DOPAMINE!!! Her brain is damaged from alcoholism and drug abuse and she cannot feel much of anything without the artificial dopamine boost that drugs such as crack cocaine can give her.Go back and pore over Rehab’s lyrics and you will quickly understand why this song, with it’s (you’ll regret this someday) chorus, would become her noose. Amy sings, “They tried to make me go to rehab. I said, “No, no, no!”Two of the most important aspects of Amy’s addiction, her bulimia and codependency, are present throughout her adult life and using. And they are addictions which, while less in your face, contributed as much to her demise as her drug and alcohol use.

Source: Amy Winehouse Documentary Depicts Addiction’s Perfect Storm | Tommy Rosen

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