To All members here who stuggle with addiction/and recovery, I have an assignment that may affect you as much as it did me. I am an avid follower of TMZ and I just saw the most amazing tribute to Amy Winehouse from the new singer of the Band, Sublime, named Rome. It made the hair stand up on the back of my neck it was so poignant and put so much passion into it. Please go to YouTube.com and listen to it, will come up under Romemusica's channel, Amy Winehouse -Rehab ( Rome's Tribute) and Sublime Rehab. It devastates me when we lose a someone to addiction, and I am proud that someone else was affected by her sudden passing from this awful condition. Rome changed the lyrics just a bit but the message is that those of us that struggle are not alone, we have those who will cheer us on and love us anyway, and we have to stick with them. I don't think Amy understood all the counseling they gave her, it may have come off sounding like judgement instead of the help it could have brought. Anyway, support, prayer, understanding of your condition, meds, forgiveness and counseling are all tools to help us recover. I hope some of you do like this version of Rehab and let this guy know that you came to Youtube to see his version cuz you read about it on Drugs.com, seriously, it may help someone else who reads your comment. Rest In Peace Amy. And to my friends, have a better day, luv, Pattishan61
Amen and 'but there for the grace of God go I". I was haughty and couldn't understand why she couldn't recover for awhile until I saw her on Tv last week on stage somewhere just out of it and she was booed off the stage. I felt so bad for her and I totally related to the person still suffering and then she was dead. I never really cared too much for her but any addict is a comrad. I think sometimes, fame and money have a bit to do with it... or we just hear about them and not the million others who die. But this is a reminder to everyone how powerful that 'thing' is whatever your drug of choice. Not even the rich and famous can buy sobriety and I bet they have all tried. 27 is magical age isn't it. Janis, Hendrix, too many--My son is 27 this year and I will be glad when it passes - I'm not superstitious or anything but...
Thank you for texxting me while I was at our cottage, about Amy Winehouse's tragic death. I adore her song Me And Mr. Jones, it makes me laugh everytime I listen to it, and we all know laughter is the BEST medicine!
I will do the assignment, do my thang, and be the Comment Queen very soon. Thank you for this thoughtful post, I just sat here and pondered my own addictive personality for about twenty minutes while reading yours, metayi's and everyone else's posts... quell dumage.
This disease, addiction, has it's ugly grip on so very many people, yet as you stated Patti, there is the possibility of recovery, and that tiny piece of hope will keep me going for the rest of my days.
Yours in recover my sister! xoxo
Hey pattishan61, U definitely got my attention last Saturday afternoon on the 23rd. I was shocked! Ur post was the first I had heard about Amy Winehouse. I previously watched her concert on December 2010 on the palladia music channel, and she was flawless! but her last concert, just last month, she was obviously under the influence and I watched as she was sadly booed off the stage. I was a fan of her unique voice, style and musical talent for as long as I can remember. And rome's tribute on youtube blew my mind!!! Unfortunately the disease of addiction does not discriminate. It will devastate any, and all walks of life.
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