Brooke Mueller Heads To Rehab For 20th Time

By McCarton Ackerman 01/22/16

The former wife of Charlie Sheen has checked into rehab on her own accord.

Brooke Mueller

Brooke Mueller is hoping that this time the rehab will stick. The former wife of Charlie Sheen has reportedly entered a long-term inpatient treatment facility in Utah. This will be her 20th time trying to recover.

A source told PEOPLE magazine that the socialite “is in treatment on her own accord. She needed to leave Los Angeles for a while ... to get some peace and quiet.” A separate insider also told Radar Online that Mueller is receiving treatment at a facility in Utah and will remain there for the next four months.

That source claimed Mueller was reeling over Sheen’s announcement last November that he is HIV positive. They said her “relapse was swift and apparent to everyone immediately,” but that “within two weeks ... Brooke decided to go to rehab herself. This was a huge step because Brooke recognized it.” Her twin sons with Sheen are now in the care of Mueller’s mother and brother, but they have made several weekend trips from Los Angeles to visit her in Utah.

Mueller's most recent stay was in December 2012, after she reportedly admitted having an addiction to Adderall. She had been rushed to the hospital that same month, but her attorney denied overdose rumors and insisted she was diagnosed at the hospital with exhaustion and dehydration.

But, in June 2013, a video surfaced of Mueller in a bathrobe, disoriented, and smoking what appeared to be crack cocaine out of a glass pipe. As she bargained for crystal meth in the video, she asked someone off-camera, "Where is the crystal? I am giving you $1,500." A source who claimed to be present during the video said this was “just another crazy night of her getting high.”

Then, a former assistant to Mueller claimed in a 2014 lawsuit filed against her that he served as a “drug mule” to fuel her multiple addictions right after she finished treatment. Lior Masaphor, who was suing for unpaid wages for time worked between December 2012 and March 2013, alleged that that he watched her twin boys while she got “so high as to be literally wasted.”

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