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Amy Winehouse has overcome her drug problems and is happier than ever - according to the troubled star's mum.
The Rehab hitmaker returned to her native Britain last week (13Jul09) after spending eight months on the Caribbean island of St Lucia in a bid to overcome her drug addictions.Since her return to the U.K., the singer's two-year union with husband Blake Fielder-Civil was ended at London's High Court on Thursday (16Jul09) when a judge granted the couple a decree nisi - after she admitted to having an affair.Her ex is reportedly demanding a $9 million divorce settlement, but despite her recent troubles, Winehouse's mum Janis insists her daughter's break from England has helped her get back on form and beat her drug demons.She tells Britain's Closer magazine, A year ago, everyone was saying: 'Will she get through this, will she even survive?' And look at her now. We've got the old Amy back. I always knew she'd come through it. And I know she doesn't want to go back to the drugs.But she acknowledges the star still has some way to go in order to stop her binge drinking as well, adding, St Lucia was good in many ways because there were no hard drugs around, but she was bored, so she drank. She didn't have many friends around her. But she's sorting herself out and I'm sure she'll stop drinking when she's ready.I've spent some time with her since she got back. She's put on a bit of weight and looks better than she has in a long time. She was busy cooking, so that's a good sign that she's actually eating. I think she's pleased to be home and I know she's happier now.