Amy Winehouse Foundation urges national roll-out of its prevention programmes

A charity set up after Amy Winehouse’s death to warn young people about the dangers of drink and drugs has called on the Government to use its prevention programmes in all secondary schools.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation wants ministers to support a national roll-out of their resilience drive to combat substance abuse.

The Rehab singer had a blood alcohol level more than five times the drink-drive limit when she was found dead in 2011.

The late singer’s stepmother, Jane Winehouse, who is the managing trustee of the foundation, said the charity had been a success since it was launched five years ago.

She told BBC Radio Four’s Today programme: “I am so pleased that it has been so successful, it’s obviously touching a lot of young people’s lives, and it is making a big difference, and particularly the resilience programme.

“Not only is it educating young people, it’s training teachers, it’s giving young people who do have substance misuse issues proper support.”

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