Amy Winehouse - Israel Next Stop As Winehouse Beats To Bid Drugs
Amy Winehouse is to undergo intensive treatment in Israel as she battles with her drug addiction problems.
The singer, who won an Ivor Novello award on Thursday, will pay ?6,400 for the 36-hour rehab programme, the CM reported.
"Amy's people spoke to a renowned Israeli institution and an Israeli professor who conducts a very special and effective method," Eliezer Cohen, chairman of Israel's anti-drug authority, told the Jewish Chronicle.
"She has requested to come to him to do this method, since it's a method that is suitable for her."
Andrew Waismann, who will run Winehouse's rehabilitation programme, told the Sun he was confident he could end the 24-year-old's drug addictions.
"There is a misunderstanding about drug addiction. People think it is a social and psychological problem, but it's a neurological problem," he explained.
"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."