Here is a great article written by Russel Brand in the Guardian. It is by far the best and most caring article I have read on Amy Winehouse and her sad death.
The article is titled ‘we need to review the way society treats addicts’ and starts …
When you love someone who suffers from the disease of addiction you await the phone call. There will be a phone call. The sincere hope is that the call will be from the addict themselves, telling you they’ve had enough, that they’re ready to stop, ready to try something new. Of course though, you fear the other call, the sad nocturnal chime from a friend or relative telling you it’s too late, she’s gone.
go hear the read it in its entirety.