EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Brooke Mueller's Step Dad Says She Is Starting To Heal Herself

Feb. 2 2010, Published 5:27 a.m. ET

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Brooke Mueller's stepfather Jon Fiore says his daughter is holding up well at her treatment center, spending time with her mom and dog while keeping in touch with her kids over the phone.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Brooke Mueller's Step Dad Confirms She's In Treatment Center

“Brooke is doing great,” he told exclusively. “Brooke is getting massages daily at Two Dreams Outer Banks in North Carolina and even played tennis with her mother while she was visiting." Her mother Moira Fiore left the facility on Sunday night.

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“She is starting to heal herself,” he added. “She is feeling so much better, so much stronger.”

Fiore denied that Mueller is there for substance abuse issues, saying she just needed to recuperate from the stress resulting in the fallout of her Christmas altercation with husband Charlie Sheen.

"She is just there to heal herself from all the stress. There really wasn’t any kind of drugs involved. Her body was in turmoil and she had a lot of stress, so she went there to rest and get away from everything.”

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Despite Fiore’s claim that Brooke is not at the facility to treat any drug or alcohol dependency issues, multiple sources have confirmed to that Brooke is in fact undergoing treatment for that very reason.  Sources say that it was her immediate need for treatment that prompted Brooke to make the flight across country to the facility, something that was potentially very dangerous as she was in the midst of recovering from a bout of pneumonia.

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Brooke has been struggling with her addictions again of late, as previously reported she was drunk at 8.30 am Christmas day, after a night of hard partying, when cops where called to her Aspen home following a domestic altercation with Charlie.

In addition, as exclusively reported friends of Mueller’s even tried to bring her drugs during her recent hospital stay, where she was battling a serious infection following oral surgery.

Fiore says that although Brooke is doing well, one thing she is struggling with is being away from her one-year old twin boys Max and Bob.

“She misses the kids terribly,” Fiore said, adding that Brooke has spoken with her kids over the phone.

"We expect her to leave in a week. Everything is on schedule for the hearing."

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He is confident that she will be healthy enough to attend her February 8 court date in Colorado.

However, sources close to Mueller are concerned that she may be cutting her treatment short at the risk to her future recovery. Saying that the short period of time she has been in treatment is simply not enough to get to the root of, and to treat her problems.


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