Live Facebook Chat: Amy Winehouse's Father on Substance Abuse
At 3 pm ET, Mitch Winehouse (father of late singer Amy Winehouse) is participating in a live Facebook Q&A chat on substance abuse and how it affected Amy's life. Hosted by the Partnership at Drugfree.org, Mitch will answer questions and discuss his new book, Amy, My Daughter, the inside story of Amy Winehouse's life and career.
Amy Winehouse was a five time Grammy-winning English singer and songwriter. She was the first British female to win five Grammys, including "Best New Artist," "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year." She struggled with substance abuse and ultimately died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27.
From the Partnership at Drugfree's announcement:
This special “Meet The Parents Hour” event will give parents, families and Amy Winehouse’s fans a unique opportunity to interact with Mitch Winehouse and pose questions about his daughter and their family’s struggle with her substance abuse issues. Visitors to The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s Facebook wall during the chat can talk live with Mitch Winehouse and hear from others touched by addiction. Winehouse will be taking questions both ahead of time and also answering them in real time during the virtual event.
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