Bobby Brown plans to kickstart his drug recovery by getting his family relationships in order.

The troubled singer, who is learning to cope with his bipolar condition without the use of drink or drugs, insists he's making a real effort to clean up his life.

And he's going to start by making sure the family of superstar wife WHITNEY HOUSTON - in particular her mother CISSY - understands him.

He says, "I don't feel like they have accepted me totally. It's just her mom. I feel like her mom doesn't really know me."

Brown also thinks it's time to consider a break in his tempestuous marriage: "I'm not saying separation. It's time for daddy to go to work and it's time for mommy to be at home."

30/04/2004 02:58