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Posted on August 1, 2011 in addiction recovery, alcohol and drug addiction, Alcohol and Drug News, Alcohol and Drug Treatment, celebrity death, celebrity drug addiction, celebrity substance abuse, clinics

Two Sides of Addiction for Betty Ford and Amy Winehouse

In the last few weeks, two very famous and influential women passed: Betty Ford, wife of former President Gerald Ford and founder of the Betty Ford Center, and Amy Winehouse, an influential British singer known for her unique combination of soul, jazz, and R&B. These two women achieved fame and recognition in different arenas–Betty Ford for advocating women’s rights and Amy Winehouse for an incredible voice. Their shared connection, however, was the disease of addiction. Though they both battled this deadly disease, the outcome of their battles took decidedly different paths. Betty Ford traveled the path of sobriety while Amy Winehouse continued to struggle with addiction, reportedly, until the very end of her life.

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Posted on October 6, 2008 in celebrity death, celebrity drug addiction, celebrity substance abuse

Ledger's Estate Will Go to Daughter

It was not long ago that Heath Ledger died from an overdose of prescription medication.  Shortly after there was some speculation as to how much money the late actor was leaving behind, and if his daughter would be taken care of by his estate.  News out September 29th shows that his daughter Matilda Rose will indeed be taken care of.  As stands the actors daughter stands to inherit the entire estate of her father which is valued at 16.6 million dollars.

Ledger’s will was composed before the birth of his daughter and all of his assets were willed to his parents and sisters, however both parties decided it was best to “gift” the millions to Matilda Rose.  According to Yahoo the actor’s father Kim stated in March that:

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