Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Keith Urban offers advice on addiction

Keith Urban has been sober for a number of years now, but is all too familiar with how addiction can control a person's life. In an interview with The Tennessean, Keith says his "heart breaks" for [Amy Winehouse's] family because "there's only so much you can do."

Keith did offer up this advice for the families of those battling addictions: "There does come a point where you have to pull away or detach with love, as they say, because otherwise the entire ship is going to go down, and you can't help someone who doesn’t want help. That's the tragedy of this particular thing - some make it and some don't. I don't think it's about ever giving up on somebody …I think if I've got any advice, it's to the families of these people and the importance of the family reaching out for help as a family, because sometimes the family getting help has the effect on the individual that the family was trying to do themselves. That's certainly been my experience, that the rallying and strength of a family around the individual is perhaps the greatest hope."

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