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Amy Winehouse Heading for Israel for Drug Rehabilitation

May 23, 2008 09:14:10 GMT

The Barzilai Medical Centre has agreed to treat her to get sober following a request from her management.


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Sparked concern as she was spotted sporting fresh cuts on her arms and filming worrying videos with fellow troubled singer Pete Doherty, Amy Winehouse is making her way into rehab. The singer, who needless to say is battling drug addiction, is due to undergo treatment within the next few weeks at the Barzilai Medical Centre in Israel.

Eliezer Cohen, chairman of the Israel Anti-Drug Authority, claimed the clinic agreed to treat Amy following 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," Cohen explained.

The rehabilitation program at the center reportedly will cost Amy 6,400 pound sterling or $12,800. She will be treated by Dr. Andre Waismann, who serves as the head of the opiate-dependency unit at the ANR clinic at the Barzilai Medical Centre in Ashkelon, and receive 36 hours of treatment.

Promises success of his "Accelerated Neuro-Regulation" (ANR) method, Dr. Andre Waismann said, "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. 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."

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