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28Jul
2011
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Amy Winehouse’s Death Due To Alcohol Withdrawal?

Amy Winehouse  Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Amy Winehouse Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Another day, another reason how Amy Winehouse may have died.  This time, an "insider"s is saying the way Amy quit alcohol so fast may have led to her death.  Ahh.  Ok there little buddy.

The insider claims "Abstinence gave her body such a fright, they thought it was eventually the cause of her death."

The thing is, Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, is saying this absolutely could be the reason.

Doctors had told Amy to gradually reduce her intake of alcohol and to avoid bingeing at all costs. Amy told him she couldn't do that. It was all or nothing and she gave up completely.  The shock of giving up, after everything she had been through over a bad few years, was just too much for her to take."

Wow.  So do you believe that perhaps in her rush to get clean, her heart couldn't take it and she died?  We will have to wait 2 to 4 weeks for the toxicology reports still.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Cold Turkey Is The Cause?

Comments (6)
  1. can’t quit cold turkey. no way. any addiction professional knows this. weird as it sounds, it can be fatal. gotta step down… or go to the hospital.

  2. I actually thought this when I first heard. its actually quite common with drug users anyway.. makes the story rather sadder

  3. Well, why not? I mean, alcohol IS classified as a drug, and usually, when you want to be off a drug they want to wean you off slowly so as to not suffer any adverse effects. ::shrugs:: Makes sense to me.

  4. @ Alex

    Exactly! That happen to a very close friend of mine. Quit cold turkey for health reasons & sadly didn’t live long afterwards. But wasn’t given the advice to be weened off. At one point drunk way more than ate…

  5. This is possible! Had a friend who’s husband was alchoholic, tried to quit cold turkey and starting seizing. Doc said to give him alcohol immediately! If someone is a heavy drinker, they need to be weened off under supervision.

  6. Dr. Drew – set us straight!


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