Addiction Treatment Specialist Answers Nagging Question… "Why Did Amy Winehouse Die?"

Top Quote Tricia Greaves provides a unique insight into addiction and explains why traditional treatments often don't work. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) August 02, 2011 - Why did Amy Winehouse succumb to her addiction when so many people foresaw the direction in which she was headed? According to addiction specialist Tricia Greaves, director of the Nelson Center for Emotional Healing in Brentwood, Calif., celebs like Winehouse are especially difficult to treat as they are bound by a unique set of circumstances shared by the famous:

    • The success of Winehouse and other members of the "forever 27" club (this dubious distinction alludes to the premature deaths of famous rockers like Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison who died at 27) often come in the form of their ability to dig into the very depths of their souls to express their artistry. They often turn to drugs/alcohol to quell the emotional upheaval.

    • Celebrities like Winehouse often surround themselves with those who are reluctant to confront the celeb or do anything that may risk their being
    kicked out of the inner circle.

    • Current approaches to treatment fail to a large degree because they treat the symptoms, not the root cause of their pain.

    • Celebs are often reluctant to deal with their pain as they believe doing so will strip them of their artistic abilities.

    • Addicts, in general, are afraid that if they are successfully treated for their addiction, their lives will be boring - they can't imagine a drug/alcohol-free existence.

    "The only way to treat those like Winehouse is by reaching into their very souls to deal with the root of the problem," said Greaves, who said that The Nelson Center has treated celebs and other wealthy individuals with a 90% success rate. Their work is especially effective because they help the individual examine the depths of their souls to heal the problem.

    The Nelson Center For Emotional Healing is endorsed by physicians and top medical family offices, which vet services for the ultra-wealthy. For more information, visit

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