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Whitney's Rep: Drugs and Booze ARE The Problem

5/9/2011 9:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A rep for Whitney Houston says the singer is receiving treatment in an out-patient rehab program for drugs and alcohol as part of a "long-standing " recovery process.

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TMZ broke the story ... Houston voluntarily enrolled in the program around 10 days ago.

Houston has admitted her problems with substance abuse in the past ... but TMZ has learned the demons have resurfaced.

A music industry source who was with Whitney two weeks ago tells us, "She was plastered and she was a mess."

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LongJohn69    

Next thing ya know, we'll see Whitney beating down on a trans-sexual in some obscure McDonald's.

1172 days ago
62.

Monica    

I wish her well, but I really don't think any of this is going to stick. I hate to be negative, but I believe that she will probably be dead by the time she's 50-- if not sooner. And, people, please stop blaming Bobby. Bobby is not to blame for what has become of Ms. Houston. She did it to herself and now, it seems, she can't stop.

1172 days ago
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debschira     

as someone who can speak from experience, us addicts do what we do because everytime we put it down for a while and THEN pick it up again is because we are hoping for different results. Addicts will tell you all the tricks of the occupation (addict); switching to something different, changing times of day we use; dont do it alone etc, etc. as an alcoholic i was hoping for a different ending everytime i went to rehab then started up again. MY MOTTO IS...............ONE'S TOO MANY AND TWENTY IS NOT ENOUGH, GO FIGURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1172 days ago
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Muppet    

Donna 9 hours ago
I can't believe how far Whitney has fallen since her glory days. All that talent, phenominal voice, looks, the whole 9 and she flushed all down the commode. Damn shame! Wonder how much money she has left? Could be making millions & millions if she'd get her life back together. Sad for Bobbi Kristina to grow up seeing her mother wasted all the time. What the hell happened to you Whitney???

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Agree with you, she was amazing. You would think seeing her daughter smoking crack would've have been the wake up call she needed to change her life around. Too bad she doesn't love herself and her daughter as much as she loves crack. For that I no longer admire her.

1172 days ago
65.

CrashAndBurn    

@ debschira

Do you know why you're an addict? You're an addict because you're desire to succeed in quitting is not as great as great as you're desire to take another hit or swig. When that changes your outlook in life will too. Until then, don't let your salivating overcome you because proving Pavlov wrong is harder than you might think. Or as easy as walking away and weighing what's more important... your family or your friends.

1172 days ago
66.

scritti85    

Sadly, Whitney has been abusing drugs since her first album in 1985, back when she was dating NFL star Randall Cunningham; they were doing a lot of cocaine even then. And it never stopped. Her spoiled, permissive upbringing and eventual huge ego exacerbated the problem! Whitney did this to herself (well, it began with her parents, but...). She was already a wreck when she and Bobby met. They were just very codependent. It's so very sad. A career, a stunning talent, a life... wasted. It wouldn't surprise me a bit if she died in the next 7 or 8 years. The organs can only take so much in the way of toxins before they just give up.

1172 days ago
67.

grouston    

Whitney is so anointed, her music has blessed so many, she is just under attack from the enemy, satan only goes after those that are doing something, changing lives and trying to make a difference. She will get sober and keep singinng, blessing us with her anointed voice. If you read this Whitney or those around you, read my book, "MY MIND HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN," it will change your life. I have been where you are, hopeless, full of fear, ready to throw in the towel, sober and sstraight now (35) years.

1171 days ago
68.

JAY    

GET BETTER WHITNEY, DON'T EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THESE HYPOCRITICAL MFS...HYPOCRITS YOU JUST KEEP ON LIVING ...YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT DOWNFALLS YOU WILL INCUR. WHITNEY YOU WILL BE JUST FINE....STAY STRONG BOO.

1171 days ago
69.

slick    

Whitney, you had the world at your feet. The voice, wow, never have we seen such power! A stunning beauty!

To many mistakes in life though

Chaka Khan (heroin addiction) remember the good times as her backup signer?

Bobby Brown (sex addiction, this was the best you could do to squash the gay rumors)

Robyn Crawford (lesbian relationship)

And let's not forget the wild drug binges with supermodels in N.Y. City.

And now an 18-year-old drunk Bobbi Kristina over twice the legal limit for alcohol (you know if she was of legal age) riding around with a gun-toting sibling. UGH...

Thank Jebus you still have your faith.

Pray to your gods Whitney, they haven't forsaken you yet. (LOL)

Now awaiting the final chapter, hope this one has a happy ending for all concerned.

The voice (gone); the image (tarnished); the charisma (down the crack); the marriage (ruse); & motherhood (failure).

How much more do you have Whitney. Your life will make a movie one day They will always love you), just hope you’re here to see it.

1171 days ago
70.

Devin    

She should check into rehab. My brother went to one in Las Vegas for drinking and it saved his life. http://solutions-recovery.com/ I'd recommend it for anyone really.

1170 days ago
71.

Producer    

RIP...sad to see many posters from this story can now say I told you so

894 days ago
72.

Des Mason    

This was the greatest singer of my generation , God has an Angel that wont let him down REST IN PEACE DARLING OF MUSIC .

893 days ago
73.

loretta    

may she live in our hearts forever she was love by manys who listen and see her her in movies.
love you whiteny houston

893 days ago
74.

loretta    

whitney houston,
we love you and you will be always in our hearts
you may made shine with your words you song
there will never be another soul like you
r.i.p. in peace my friend

893 days ago
75.

Dani    

Sometimes we use alcohol and drugs to escape from our reality....or to make our world temporarily more pleasant or less stressful. Whitney must have felt that need to escape for whatever reason. Once into this lifestyle, it can be hard to get out.....and you have to want to change your ways....it is up to you and no one else caused it or controlled it. It's just so eay to mix it up and take too much of the wrong combination....without even realizing what you have done till it is too late. I pray for the family and the healing that they will be going through.

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