Life Orientation Task: Substance Abuse

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Life Orientation Task Term 2 Substance abuse Monique Kloppers My task will be on Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan and Drew Barrymore. Amy Winehouse Who was she? Amy Winehouse was a Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter from England. She was famous for her deep singing voice and many genres of singing consisting of rhythm, blues and soul. She was known for her songs ‘Rehab’ and ‘You know I 'm good’. She died on the 23rd of July in 2011 due to a heroin overdose and alcohol poisoning. Impact Substance abuse (drugs and alcohol) affected Amy 's life in a very bad way. She had a long history with alcohol and drug abuse but rejected psychiatric treatment on many occasions. She later realized that alcohol and drugs (heroin) were causing her to become a terrible person and started using a medicine that would help her handle the withdrawal symptoms and stress. That later backfired as she became addicted to the medication and later went back to abusing the substances. Amy Winehouse used drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine, along with her constant use of alcohol. She went seventeen days without drinking alcohol or using heroin but started again as she said she was “bored”. Three days later Amy Winehouse (27 years old) was found lifeless in her apartment. She was found dead on her bed with a laptop and three empty bottles of vodka. It was later found that Amy Winehouse died of alcohol abuse, alcohol poisoning and a heroin overdose. Cause of Substance Abuse Amy 's

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