Brooke Mueller Checks Into Rehab After Losing Custody Of Charlie Sheen's Twins

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May 5 2013, Published 11:51 p.m. ET

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Brooke Mueller has voluntarily enrolled in treatment at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after she was released from an involuntary psychiatric hold at the same facility on Friday, has learned.

"Brooke was released from the hold last week but she made the decision that it's in her best interests to seek treatment for her drug addiction at UCLA, at least, in the short term," a source close to the troubled socialite revealed.

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"The plan is for Brooke to stabilize and then she'll move to to another treatment facility soon."

Added the source: "It was Brooke's sole decision to check back into UCLA."

In a statement, a rep for Mueller, said she'll "likely transition directly into a residential treatment facility to get help for prescription drug abuse."

"Brooke misses her children and wants to get healthy so she can resume her life and get back to being a mom," Steve Honig added.

It's been a tumultuous six days for 35-year-old Mueller, the ex-wife of Anger Management star Charlie Sheen.

Last Wednesday, she was 5150′d under the Californian Welfare Institutions Code - the same evaluation that Britney Spears went under in 2008 - that allows for a qualified peace officer or clinician to involuntarily confine someone because it’s deemed they have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to themselves and/or others.

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Then, in the wake of the 5150, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services took away Mueller and Sheen’s four-year-old twins, Bob and Max, because of fears their mother’s drug use could endanger them.

In a statement to, Sheen said he supported the decision of DCFS to remove his children and install his second wife, Denise Richards , as temporary custodian.

“Charlie supports the actions of the Department of Children and Family Services,” Larry Solters, the star’s publicist, said.

“He knows Max and Bob are safe and in a stable, loving environment with Denise and the boys’s sisters. Charlie will fully cooperate and fully participate in all proceedings."



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