Brooke Mueller Scores 6-Figure Settlement Against Rehab Facility

1/2/2013 12:50 AM PST

Brooke Mueller is starting the new year with a big wad of cash, courtesy of a settlement with The Canyons rehab facility over a breach of confidentiality ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Brooke sued The Canyons after someone from the facility allegedly leaked private information about her while she was staying there, including her admissions documents -- which detailed the nature of her addiction.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ the settlement is for somewhere around $250,000.

What to do with a quarter of a million bucks ...