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Bobbi Kristina

Family Wants Rehab ASAP

2/18/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Houston family wants Bobbi Kristina to enter a live-in rehab facility ASAP.
Whitney Houston
's family wants Bobbi Kristina to enter a live-in rehab facility ASAP -- but sources tell TMZ, they're holding off on telling her until after Whitney's funeral today.

According to sources connected with the family, Bobbi has struggled with substance abuse issues for the last three or four years -- and the family wants her to seek out professional help at a 60-day live-in treatment facility before her problems get worse.

We're told the family is aware Whitney fell off the wagon in the weeks leading to her death -- and they don't want the same fate to befall her daughter.

But they're not putting pressure on her to enter rehab right away -- they want to give her time to grieve during and immediately after her mother's funeral today.

Attempts to reach Bobbi directly were unsuccessful. So far, it's unclear if Bobbi plans to heed her family's advice.

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Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Well, Harvey, you always blabber on and on about your sleeping problems on the webcasts. Maybe the reason for these problems is some pesky residue of a conscience?

944 days ago
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Deborah    

PAGING DR. DREW. PAGING DR. DREW. EMERGENCY. EMERGENCY. PAGING DR. DREW. I sincerely hope he helps this girl. I believe he would do her the most good. She needs postive, loving care now. Not someone handing her a damn pill or drink. GET OUT OF IT B.K..

944 days ago
63.

nancy williams    

Bobbi needs to wake up and realize she's in charge.She holds all the cards and should stand up to ALL family members.Wake up Bobbie you can have agreat life.

944 days ago
64.

bagladey    

"Attempts to reach Bobbi directly were unsuccessful." Really TMZ? Someone from TMZ was attempting to contact a distraught, mourning, 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina on the day of her mother's funeral to get personal information for an article? Whose idea was it to publish this article? And who approved it? There seems to be no common decency at TMZ. Would TMZ accept responsibility for Bobbi Kristina's death if she fled after she was alerted to her family's intentions, and went on a binge in her grief and OD'd?

944 days ago
65.

Perky    

Stop referring to her as a 'kid'. If she were living in Brasil, she'd be on her 4th kid by now. Besides, Whitney left her million$, and she apparently can't sing, or act, and she's not particularly good-looking ...

944 days ago
66.

Deb    

So they're not going to tell her but yet TMZ posts it on website. Losers!

944 days ago
67.

Home Skillet    

To all you TMZ-bashers out there ... STFU! If you don't like it, don't visit TMZ.com. It's an EASY fix! TMZ is doing what it's supposed to do. S.T.F.U.

944 days ago
68.

loungecat    

How sad that someone very very close to family revealed this & it was published before the funeral. Hope the poor girl doesn't read here today. Wouldn't be surprised if it was Bobby Brown that sold out his daughter. :(

944 days ago
69.

ANNE    

As my grandmother used to say...."Blood will Tell"

944 days ago
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Womanhattan    

"But they're not putting pressure on her to enter rehab right away -- they want to give her time to grieve during and immediately after her mother's funeral today." Then why did you post this and attempt to contact her?

944 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I bash you, TMZ, I bash you to pieces!

Could you be any less sensitive? "Oh, hey, BK, sorry about your dead mama. Hows about a comment on your family's alleged secret plans to put you in rehab?"

Leave the kid alone. And yes, she's 18 years old, just because she's an adult by law, doesn't mean she's not a kid.

944 days ago
72.

Areader    

If this is true and one can easily say the sources that TMZ use are hardly reliable! Why would TMZ reach out to Bobbi Kristina for her thoughts? Are you TMZ that heartless?

Last weekend Mike Walters threw up anything anyone told him in an attempt to get ahead of the story and had quite a few facts wrong!

Harvey, you may have the dream to open a TMZ DC, however, with this type of journalism that will be a challenge!

944 days ago
73.

bb    

C'mon TMZ. Can't you just let a girl grieve? I've never heard of Bobbi actively seeking out media attention so back off a bit.

944 days ago
74.

eljayem    

That's a slippery slope since part of her grieving could include some of those substances because of the enormity of the pain she must be feeling. Hopefully, she will not be alone during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with her during this time and wish her well going forward.

944 days ago
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Mzcahacha    

These made up stories every other day are a sad reality of how the "media" if TMZ can be called that, but how they can make things up with "unnamed" sources and put all of this negativity out for the world to see and read. What goes around, comes around!! I would love to read. Few stories about some of the people who run TMZ's family members. SMH!!

944 days ago
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