Amy Winehouse to go Israel for rehab

May 23rd, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, May 23 (ANI): In a bid to finally kick her drug addiction, Amy Winehouse will be flying all the way to a top Israeli rehab centre.

The troubled singer will go through a very short, intensive and effective treatment costing 12,800 dollars within the next few weeks at the Barzilai Medical Centre.

Eliezer Cohen, chairman of the Israel Anti-Drug Authority, has claimed that the clinic agreed to treat the 24-year-old after a request from her management.

“They spoke to a renowned Israeli institution and an Israeli professor who conducts a very special and effective method. She has requested to come to him to do this method, since it’s a method that is suitable for her,” Contactmusic quoted Cohen, as saying.

Winehouse will receive 36 hours of treatment under Andre Waismann, who is looking forward to make the singer drug free.

“All of my patients are discharged healthy and no longer dependent. There is a misunderstanding about drug addiction. People think it is a social and psychological problem, but it’s a neurological problem, Waismann said.

“Whether it’s Amy Winehouse or anyone else, it is a privilege to be able to treat anyone who is opiate-dependent, and allow them to live a normal life,” he added. (ANI)

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