Amy Winehouse "Snuck Crack Into Rehab"

By McCarton Ackerman 06/26/12

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.
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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.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.