Passing of Amy Winehouse shines light on drug abuse in BK

With the recent passing of singer Amy Winehouse due to a suspected drug overdose, some Brooklyn residents are using her passing to shine a light

BROOKLYN - With the recent passing of singer Amy Winehouse due to a suspected drug overdose, some Brooklyn residents are using her passing to shine a light on drug abuse and addiction.

Winehouse had a history of drug and alcohol addiction. Like her, there are Brooklyn residents in desperate need of help to curb their substance abuse.

Daytop Village Program Director Susan Schreiber says calls from people with drug dependency problems come in on a daily basis. She says the organization sees about seven new patients each day.

Counselors at the drug rehabilitation center say the start to any recovery process is admitting there is a problem, but they add it can be a rocky road.

Daytop Village

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