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With alcoholism taking the place of the hard drug addiction Amy Winehouse allegedly beat, Janis Winehouse tells ITV News that her daughter is “in trouble.”

“The need to rescue her is enormous,” says Janis. “I just want her to be okay and I would do whatever it took to make that right. Amy is in denial.”

“She probably feels trapped, as her body is trapping her. But I know with addiction you do not have the choice. The substance itself directs you.”

Janis says in getting over Amy’s drug problems, alcohol took their place. The result? She starts drinking at 9 a.m. most days. That’s very healthy.

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“I wanted to say ‘Amy, what are you doing? Don’t you know what you’re doing?’ But by then she is on to it to help her through, which I understand.”

Way to take a strong position, Jan.

Amy’s dad Mitch Winehouse adds: “I have tried it all – I said, ‘Amy you’ve got to do this, you have got to go to this doctor, you have got to do this, you’ve got to do that, you’re killing me, you’re killing your mum’. None of it worked.”

Of Amy’s recovery, Mitch says: “The last six months have been a remarkable recovery. A gradual recovery, which is good. With some slight backward steps – not drug backward steps, more drink backward steps if you follow my drift.”

We follow it, Mitch. A couple of times a week, typically.

Chalk it up to mere boredom or full-on addiction, there’s no question that Amy Winehouse is on a remarkable spiral into oblivion. Will she survive?

As for who’s to blame for this three-year bender? Mitch does not hesitate to lay the responsibility on the shoulders of Amy’s ex, Blake Fielder-Civil.

“The option of them being together is too horrible to contemplate,” he says.

Just imagine how Gilleen Morris feels, carrying his child.