Brooke Mueller Opts for "Long-term In-Patient" Rehab After All

Celebrity News Dec. 13, 2011 AT 5:38PM
Brooke Mueller Opts for "Long-term In-Patient" Rehab After All Credit: John Shearer/WireImage.com

Brooke Mueller is going away for a little while.

On Monday, Charlie Sheen's ex-wife, 33, announced plans to attempt an at-home treatment plan to deal with her longstanding substance abuse problems.

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But those plans have changed, her rep told Us Weekly in a Tuesday statement.

"After further reflection and consideration, Brooke has decided to remove herself from the media spotlight and has entered a long-term in-patient treatment center where she can focus on her recovery without distraction," the statement reads.

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Parents to twin boys Bob and Max, 2, with ex-husband Sheen, 46, Mueller has "already arrived at the facility and, out of respect for her privacy, no further information will be released about her treatment. Brooke's goal is to maintain her sobriety and she believes this is the best option to reach that goal."

Two weekends ago, Mueller was arrested in Aspen, Colo. for felony cocaine possession with the intention to distribute; she was released from Pitkin County Jail Dec. 3 after posting an $11,000 bond.

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During Mueller's rehab stay, Bob and Max "will remain in their home and familiar surroundings and be under the care of their longtime nanny," according to the rep. She will retain legal custody of the boys.

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On Christmas Day 2009, Mueller and then-husband Sheen (who has also struggled with drugs and alcohol over the years) famously got into a violent fight, and Sheen allegedly held a knife to her throat, threatening to kill her.

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