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Amy Winehouse documentary used to rehabilitate drug users in Thailand

on September 24, 2015, 10:20am

A juvenile detention center in Thailand is hoping Amy Winehouse’s lifelong struggle with drugs and alcohol will dissuade others from falling victim to similar addictions.

According to the Guardian, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and the Stop Drink Network have been screening Asif Kapadia’s recent Winehouse documentary to incarnated youth, many of who are locked up for drug-related crimes.

“I think Amy’s story is a real story that reflects real problems in the society, especially among teenagers,” Kamron Chudecha of the Stop Drink Network told the Associated Press. “When Amy felt too much pressured, she acted out and started drinking, but she was gifted and she found that gift. It’s not too late for the students to find their gifts and learn from her mistakes … Amy lost the battle, but these kids still have a chance.”

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Released last summer, Kapadia’s documentary chronicles the singer’s turbulent life, which came to an end in July 2011 at the age of 27. In his review, Dominick Suzanne-Mayer said “Amy matches the whirlwind nature of Winehouse’s story in approach, shifting from intimate beginnings in North London to the heights of the Libertines-fueled mod scene in Camden to the harsh flashbulbs of the global stage so quickly that it’s truly disorienting, and even disturbing.”

Below, watch a trailer for the documentary.

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