Covenant House Vancouver, our youth workers always say: Relapse is a part of recovery. And so relapse is often not approached as a setback but rather as an expected stumble along the road to overcoming addiction. I always hear our staff saying to our kids “remember your clean time”, which means that staying sober, even if only for a week or a month, was actually achieved, proving that they can absolutely do it. That it is possible. Especially when those around you rally in support.

Amy Winehouse however is surrounded by f*cking idiots. And these idiots happen to be her husband’s parents…


Over the objections of her own family, Amy has checked out of rehab after only five days, claiming that after “a couple of decent meals” treatment would no longer be required. And then that useless prick she married picked her up and took her to the pub – the pub! – with his parents in tow who claimed they were “supervising” the party.

Well no wonder Blake is a loser. And if you ask me, loving a loser is Amy’s biggest problem. I know you know the type. Some of us have been unlucky enough to have loved that type too: abusive but not violent, will never amount to anything, he prefers her insecure and vulnerable because he knows it’s the only way he’ll keep her.

I wonder if she’ll live long enough to figure that out.