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article imageMitch Winehouse to open rehabilitation center in Amy's memory?

By Christopher Bates     Aug 1, 2011 in Entertainment
London - Just several weeks after the tragic death of Amy Winehouse, her father has plans to open a rehabilitation center in his daughter's memory.
Mitch Winehouse is meeting with the Home Office today to ask permission if he can go ahead with the project.
The center will offer free treatment to troubled addicts who are unable to afford private costs.
As drug policies appear to be failing in the United Kingdom, Mr Winehouse will be joined by Keith Vaz (chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee) and James Brokenshire (Crime Minister) to discuss these recurring tragedies.
Amy's manager Sarah Graham, said: "We didn't know it (Winehouse's death) was going to happen but we hope it will show people that addiction is something that can kill people when they are very young and that we should not wait until it is too late,"
"As a rich country we should be able to afford a rehabilitation centre for young people and we don't think charities should pay for it totally."
She continued: "Rehabilitation is more expensive than treatment in the community but in reality most desperate young people cannot access it. It might be because their dealer meets them at the school gates or it could be that they are getting abused at home."
Amy's 'Back To Black' album topped UK charts last night, knocking Adele's '21' into second place.
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