Amy Winehouse "Snuck Crack Into Rehab" | The Fix
facebook twitter RSS
HOT TOPICS: Alcoholism  Addiction  AA  Cocaine  Heroin

Amy Winehouse "Snuck Crack Into Rehab"

Mitch Winehouse tells of trying to thwart his daughter's drug ruses, in a memoir released today.


Amy Winehouse and her dad in better days.
Photo via

By McCarton Ackerman


| Share

Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has written a new memoir—and if his daughter was as rebellious as the book claims, he was more than justified in showing some tough love. The memoir titled Amy, My Daughter was released today and documents a number of tempestuous father-daughter interactions, including the time Amy "went mad" at Mitch for thwarting her plans to sneak crack cocaine into her rehab facility. The incident came just a few days after Amy suffered a seizure from drugs hidden inside a teddy bear by her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil.  "We had security guys working shifts to look after her by this time and the next day I took a call from one of them to warn me that a package was on its way,'' Mitch writes in the memoir. ''I jumped in my cab, and reached the clinic just in time to see a known drug-dealer with a bunch of flowers for Amy. The security man searched the bouquet and found a rock of crack cocaine. Amy went mad when she found out we'd intercepted the drug.'' The book also discusses Mitch's disappointment in Amy's decision to marry Blake, her "incredible power of recovery, given the quantity of poisonous substances involved," and her tragic death from alcohol poisoning in July 2011. However, for those cynics who suspect the book is a way for him to cash in on his daughter's death, rest assured—all proceeds from the book will be donated directly to a charity set up in Amy's name.

Rehabilitation Directories

Most Popular
The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 


This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

the fix tv