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The Partnership at Drugfree.org Collaborates With Mitch Winehouse, Father of Iconic Singer, Songwriter Amy Winehouse

~Winehouse to Host Live FACEBOOK Chat on Substance Abuse~

NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit helping families solve the problem of teen substance abuse, will partner with Mitch Winehouse, father of the late renowned singer, songwriter and five-time Grammy award winner Amy Winehouse for the next "Meet The Parents Hour" Facebook chat and Q&A session taking place on Wednesday, June 27 at 3 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT.

Through this interactive platform, Winehouse will answer questions about his family's experience with drug and alcohol abuse and discuss his new book, Amy, My Daughter, the inside story of Amy Winehouse's life and career.

Covering every aspect of her life, Amy, My Daughter is an intimate and definitive account of the life and legacy of Amy Winehouse. Within its pages, Winehouse charts his daughter's rise to fame and shares memories and personal anecdotes of Amy Winehouse's youth, memorable look and the dark undercurrents that ran through her personal life as her career flourished.

This special "Meet The Parents Hour" event will give parents, families and Amy Winehouse's fans a unique opportunity to interact with Mitch Winehouse and pose questions about his daughter and their family's struggle with her substance abuse issues. Visitors to The Partnership at Drugfree.org's Facebook wall during the chat can talk live with Mitch Winehouse and hear from others touched by addiction. Winehouse will be taking questions both ahead of time and also answering them in real time during the virtual event.

"We are honored that Mitch is able to join us for this chat and share his perspective and family stories about his remarkable daughter Amy," said Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of The Partnership at Drugfree.org. "The loss of the talented Amy Winehouse is tragic, and Mitch's willingness to share publicly is significant in helping reduce some of the stigma and shame that so often surround the disease of addiction."

Those who cannot participate live can submit a question to Mitch Winehouse in advance and he will try to answer them during the live chat. To learn more about The Partnership at Drugfree.org, please visit drugfree.org.

About The Partnership at Drugfree.org

Ninety percent of addictions start in the teenage years. The Partnership at Drugfree.org is dedicated to solving the problem of teen substance abuse. Together with experts in science, parenting and communications, the nonprofit translates research on teen behavior, addiction and treatment into useful and effective resources for both individuals and communities. Working toward a vision where all young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse, The Partnership at Drugfree.org works with parents and other influencers to help them prevent and get help for drug and alcohol abuse by teens and young adults. The organization depends on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the public sector and is thankful to SAG/AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity.

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